A total of six LG players were selected for the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) team to be held in March. With 3 pitchers (Ko Woo-seok, 토토사이트 Jung Woo-young, and Kim Yun-sik) and 3 fielders (Kim Hyun-soo, Oh Ji-hwan, and Park Hae-min), the balance is also good. It is by far the most among the KBO League clubs.
The number of representative players produced does not lead to team performance. But basically, it means that there are that many players with national team-level skills, which means that the basic stamina and pillars of the team are relatively solid. In fact, LG only left winning the Korean Series as a task, and it was the team that won the most in the league with 317 wins over the last four years.
Regarding this team’s strength, LG’s new coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop also predicted, “I think we will be at the highest place in the pre-season predictions for the championship candidate.” In fact, one of the strongest teams that many officials choose is LG. The mound, which is essential for enduring long-term races, is good, and the team has experience. Now, LG has become a team that deserves to win.
If you win, you are recognized as a strong team. But winning doesn’t come easily. You must follow the luck of the season as well as your objective power. Needless to say, ‘luck’ in the short-term postseason. In the end, strong players are divided by how consistently they can be nominated for the championship. Major League Baseball’s most prestigious teams, such as the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers, maintain their power to achieve that goal even if they do not win the championship every year. LG has now stood on that test.
External officials who see LG say that it has abundant resources. A coach from another club said, “LG’s power is by far the best. The player base is enviable.” One voice of officials watching the Futures League is that it is not just filled with quantity, but also high quality. An official from the 2nd team of one club said, “If you go to another team, there are quite a few pitchers who can go to the 1st team right away.” This is not denied even in the LG pitcher part.
Even on the beast side, there are quite a few atmospheric resources. In addition to the existing key players, coach Yeom sees Lee Jae-won, Son Ho-young and Song Chan-eui as key resources in this camp. It is because of the judgment that these players have great potential for growth. Coach Yeom said, “It’s not easy to judge pitchers because they’re just starting out, but looking from the inside, except for the players who played before, the three players are better than I thought.”
Existing players become solid pillars, and when new players join next to them, the team can create a foundation for sustainable growth. LG’s idea is to continue to extend the so-called ‘winning cycle’. I plan to call the 2nd team players to Jamsil from time to time to listen to the advice of the 1st team coaching staff and watch the 1st team. One win is very important to a team called LG, which has a long thirst, but continuing the cycle and making it several more times within 10 years is a task that must be taken care of. The league is paying attention to whether it can draw a future that catches both rabbits.