In a press release on the 19th, the LG Twins said, “We have agreed to the club’s first multi-year contract with infielder Oh Ji-hwan (32). The content of the contract is a total of 12.4 billion won (guarantee 10 billion won, option 2.4 billion won) for 6 years from 2024 to 2029.
” He is a national shortstop with a batting average of 0.265, 146 homers, 1,466 hits, 745 RBIs and 240 stolen bases in 14 seasons and 1624 games.
But I’ve never worn a championship ring yet. It can be said that it is a very unconventional decision to give a six-year, 12.4 billion won super-large contract to a player who is evaluated as having good leadership but failed to lead the team to the championship.
It can also be interpreted as a strong will to win the championship within Oh Ji-hwan’s contract period.
Oh Ji-hwan recorded a batting average of 0.269, 25 homers, 133 hits, 87 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in 142 games in the 2022 season. Also, as the captain of the team in the 2022 season, he led the LG Twins with the most wins (87 wins) in a single season.
It can be said that his performance this season was virtually a career high. There is also an evaluation that the heyday has begun. LG seems to have rated this value very highly.
For at least 2-3 years, the peak period can continue, and during that period, it should be seen that solid confidence to win the championship has been built up. 바카라사이트
LG said in a press release, “Oh Ji-hwan is a one-club man and the star of the LG Twins franchise. As a national team shortstop, he is a player who sets an example for players not only in records but also in the locker room and dugout. Through this multi-year contract, I look forward to focusing on the season in a more psychologically stable situation and making the best performance on the ground.”
It means that he is a model veteran who has a lot of implications for players not only in baseball but also in his personal life. In fact, Oh Ji-hwan is a player with a strong fighting spirit who has never missed a game to manage records.
“There are a lot of players who drop out for one reason or another in a game where pitchers are difficult to play against, but I can’t find that in Oh Ji-hwan.
LG coach Lee Ho-jun said, “I have never seen a player like Oh Ji-hwan. When asked if he is fit enough to compete, the answer is always “yes”. He will have days when it’s hard and he wants to fall out, but he doesn’t verbalize it at all. It is becoming a really good textbook for his juniors. As long as players like Oh Ji-hwan are in LG, LG will always be able to aim for a championship.”
The power of a veteran who sets an example that can give a great boost to the team both outside of baseball and baseball. The total amount of 12.4 billion won card did not just come out.