Acquiring free agent (FA) rights has a special meaning for professional baseball players. Being a free agent is to be recognized for having been active on the first team stage for a long period of time. For this reason, there are not a few players who put meaning into the exercise of FA rights, regardless of the size of the contract.
However, 온라인카지노 there are some who give up or postpone the exercise of their rights even after obtaining FA qualification, which is a valuable opportunity. It is because they evaluate that they have not achieved satisfactory results, or they judge that exercising their rights can adversely affect their careers.
LG Twins right-handed pitcher Lim Chan-gyu (31) is also an example of delaying the exercise of FA rights. He qualified as a free agent after the 2022 season, but the exercise of his rights was delayed by one year. Because he didn’t get satisfactory results on his own. He decided to wear the LG uniform for one more year and challenge the exercise of FA rights.
Lim Chan-gyu appeared in 23 games as a starter last season, recording 6-11 and an ERA of 5.04. He couldn’t be satisfied. In the beginning of the season, he suffered from a lack of velocity. Like the 2021 season, he dreamed of a rebound in the second half, but the results were disappointing. He seemed to come back to life at the end of the first half, but even in the second half he showed ups and downs and often took on defeat rather than victory. In the end, he lost his starting pitching opportunity in the postseason and only played one game as a bullpen pitcher.
Lim Chan-gyu started preparing for the new season early at Jamsil Stadium. Regardless of whether he exercises his FA rights, he has to risk life and death in the 2023 season. The situation is different from last year when he was guaranteed a starting position to some extent.
In LG’s starting rotation for the new season, four foreign pitchers, Kim Yun-shik and Lee Min-ho, have already taken their places. Lim Chan-gyu has to compete fiercely for the 5th starting spot. There are only five or six players being mentioned as candidates for this one spot. Thanks to LG’s well-equipped training system, there are many young and promising pitchers in the second team. Lim Chan-gyu also needs to be painted by the new coaching staff. 온라인카지노
LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop plans to put a lot of effort into the pitching staff during this year’s spring camp. The idea is to have as many pitching resources as possible in preparation for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games scheduled for September as well as the 5th World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held in March. I wonder if Lim Chan-kyu, who is one of the senior LG pitchers who took over as the pitching team leader last season, will be able to catch Yeom’s attention with his changed appearance since February’s spring camp.