SSG Landers, the ‘defending champion’, is preparing for the 2023 season in earnest. Coach Won-hyung Kim revealed the basic starting lineup plan before the camp.
On the morning of the 30th, the SSG team departed for Vero Beach, Florida, USA via Incheon International Airport. SSG, which won the ‘Wire to Wire’ without missing first place in the regular season and the Korean Series last year, went on its way to the country with a pleasant sense of pressure, responsibility, and excitement. Some players, such as Kim Gwang-hyeon, Choi Jeong, and Kim Kang-min, left first, and most of the players, including coach Kim Won-hyung, head coach Jo Won-woo and coaching staff, captain Han Yu-seom, Choi Ji-hoon, and Park Seong-han, boarded the plane together.
Now my head is more complicated because I have to protect the throne. “I was nervous for a few days before leaving for the camp,” said manager Kim Won-hyeong, who revealed his plan to “compete among the starting candidates and the best player will move to the bullpen.” Last year, SSG had 2 foreign pitchers and 3 selections including Kim Kwang-hyun, and filled the remaining two positions flexibly. At the beginning of the season, Lee Taeyang and Noh Kyung-eun held up well, and from the second half, Oh Won-seok and Park Jong-hoon, who returned after rehabilitation, joined. Things are different this year. A total of six candidates will start the camp, including foreign pitchers such as Kim Gwang-hyun, Moon Seung-won, Park Jong-hoon, and now Oh Won-seok, who has grown to the next level as a left-handed starter.
I don’t know what variables will arise, but first of all it’s a competitive system. The five-man rotation is basically maintained, and one pitcher will be moved to the bullpen. Compared to the starters, SSG has relatively more concerns about the composition of the bullpen. In particular, with the enlistment of left-handed bullpen agent Kim Taek-hyung, the vacancy is greatly felt. Director Kim Won-hyung said, “Seung-won and Jong-hoon are now in their second year of surgery. 안전놀이터 They had a sense of real combat to some extent while playing last year, and although I haven’t had the surgery, they say that after about two years, their skills will come out. We have the same starting training plan, and at the end of camp or before the exhibition games, we will go in the direction of moving the best and best players in the selection to the bullpen.”
For now, it seems likely that one of Moon Seung-won, Park Jong-hoon, and Oh Won-seok will take over the core of the bullpen. It is the best result for the player and the team to coexist. To do that, natural competition comes first. Moon Seung-won and Park Jong-hoon, who have recovered their health, and Oh Won-seok, “Young Gun”, have been added to raise the starting mound.