“How long will it last?” Choo Shin-soo was right… Korean baseball, no new leader [WBC]

“How long is Kwang Hyeon-jong?”

Choo Shin-soo (SSG) appeared on a Korean radio program in Dallas, USA during the Lunar New Year holiday and said the above. He insisted that the baseball team should boldly change generations, asking how long will the baseball team depend on Kim Hyun-soo (LG), Kim Gwang-hyun (SSG), and Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA). He also said that he needed to boldly select a promising player like Moon Dong-ju (Hanwha).

Contrary to Choo Shin-soo’s words, the WBC team has undergone a generational change. However, the newly added young players did not stand out. It was a fresh power in the KBO league, and it produced quite a result. However, their competitiveness, which was confirmed by the WBC, where the world’s best players competed, was insignificant.

However, it is necessary to reconsider Choo Shin-soo’s remarks, and it is true that the players who actually served as the pillars of the national team have been playing the same role for over 10 years. The essence of the problem is that there is no new pillar of the national team to replace Kwang Hyeon-jong, Kim Hyeon-soo, and Choi Jeong.

After this event, it is not known when the international competition will be held for A-class players. The timing of the premiere 12 itself is undecided. The Olympics will not be held at the 2024 Paris Games. The next WBC is in 2027. In the end, the pillars of the national team in their mid-30s are considering this WBC as their last Taegeuk mark.

If Kwang Hyeon-jong, Kim Hyeon-soo, and Choi Jeong leave the national team, who will take over as the pillar of the national team? The reality is that players with such skill, age and experience do not readily stand out. The reason why the former national team commanders have consistently selected Gwang Hyeon-jong is that their skills are also skills, but the aspect that highly evaluated the leadership was large. It was only that this tournament did not produce results, but Gwang Hyeon-jong’s leadership shone from the Tucson field training. His attitude of taking the initiative also became a model for his juniors.

In this respect, it is revealed that the depth of Korean baseball, especially the KBO league, is not solid. This is because the pillars of the organization must eventually come out naturally from a solid depth. There are Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom) and Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres), but Lee Jung-hoo will be a major leaguer from next year.메이저사이트 It is not easy to participate in international competitions other than the WBC.

In many ways, the next jockey to serve as a pillar in pitching after Kim Hyun-soo and Gwang Hyeon-jong is not suitable. There are few players who have been active in the KBO league enough to be consistently selected for the national team. It is also necessary to look at young pillars who can be steadily selected for the national team in the long term at the APBC (Asian Professional Baseball Championship under 23 years old) to be held this fall.

Could it be that Choo Shin-soo said such a thing after seeing the composition of the Korean national team in this tournament and anticipating that it would struggle? He must have made a statement out of concern for Korean baseball. In addition, Park Chan-ho’s opinion that Shin-soo Choo’s beliefs themselves should be respected is also a hot topic.

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