An active worker who could not give up even with an annual salary of 1 billion → 50 million won, is now leaving without regrets… With 132 wins and 2,000 innings,

Even though his annual salary was cut from 1 billion won to a whopping 950 million won, he did not give up on his active life. Jang Won-jun (38) is now leaving the field without any regrets. This is because after extending his active career at the end of his high school career, he burned the final flame brilliantly by achieving a record of 132 wins and 2,000 innings. 

On the 28th, the Doosan Bears said, “132-win pitcher Jang Won-jun is saying goodbye to the professional mound that he has loved for 20 years. The official announcement of the retirement of veteran left-handed pitcher Jang Won-jun, born in 1985, said, “The player recently announced to the club his intention to retire from active duty.”메이저놀이터

Jang Won-jun graduated from Busan High School and entered the professional ranks through Lotte’s first round selection in the 2004 rookie draft. In 2008, his fifth year as a professional, he achieved his first double-digit win (12 wins), marking the beginning of the legend of 132 wins, followed by 13 wins in 2009, 12 wins in 2010, 15 wins in 2011, and 10 wins in 2014 after serving at the National Police Agency. He signed a free agent contract with Doosan for a total of 8.4 billion won over 4 years. 

Jang Won-jun is the person who ushered in the dawn of the Doosan dynasty in the past. In the first year of his transfer, he recorded 12 wins, 12 losses, and an average ERA of 4.08 in 30 games, establishing himself as the number one contributor to ‘V4’ in 14 years. The following year, in 2016, he played an active role with 15 wins, 6 losses, and an ERA of 3.32 in 27 games, taking the lead in winning the championship as a member of the ‘Fantastic Four’. Jang Won-jun recorded 14 wins in 2017 and achieved 10 wins for 8 consecutive years since 2008 when he was with Lotte. 

Jang Won-jun has suffered from unexplained slumps and injuries since his fourth year at Doosan. Starting in 2018 with 24 games, 3 wins, 7 losses, and 2 holds, and an ERA of 9.92, he only appeared in 6 games in 2019 and 2 games in 2020, truly destroying his pride as an ace. In 2020, he was on the verge of retirement amidst the shock of an average ERA of 12.71 in two games.

At the time of Jang Won-jun’s free agency contract, his annual salary was 1 billion won. However, after repeated slumps and the expiration of his four-year contract, his second application for free agency was rejected, and he was reduced to trying to make a comeback with an annual salary of 50 million won. His salary fell from 600 million won in 2019, 300 million won in 2020, and 80 million won in 2021 to a virtual minimum of 50 million won.

Still, there was no giving up. Jang Won-jun met with reporters at the scene this year and said, “As I continued to play in the bullpen, I felt regret and regret. “If I quit like this, I would have regrets and regrets, so I thought about not leaving any regrets and regrets this year.” “I didn’t think I would have any regrets about it,” he said, looking back on the past.

Jang Won-jun, who is on the verge of retirement after the 2022 season, appealed his will to extend his active career during a meeting with coach Lee Seung-yeop, who took office in October of last year. Coach Lee, who felt the player’s sincerity, said, “We are short on left-handed pitchers on our team, so I hope he will play a role. It would be a disgrace if a pitcher who won 129 games looked into other teams and it didn’t work out. He accepted the player’s request, saying, “I have no intention of retiring, but I’m not asking you to quit.” 

Jang Won-Jun’s first half was called romantic baseball. This is because the pitcher, who had not won for four years from 2019 to last year, showed off his old skills by winning three straight games since the end of May. The highlight was the first game of the season, against Samsung in Jamsil on May 23. He served as a replacement starter for foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle at the time and became the winning pitcher with 7 hits, no walks, 4 strikeouts, and 4 runs in 5 innings, and enjoyed the joy of overcoming 9 pitches for the first time in 5 years.

At the time, Jang Won-jun, who started as a starter 958 days after the game against SK (now SSG) on October 7, 2020, reported a win 1844 days after the game against LG on May 5, 2018, becoming the 11th player in history and the 4th left-hander to win 130 games in total. achieved. He also achieved his 130th win at 37 years, 9 months, and 22 days, breaking the record for the oldest left-hander to win 130 games, surpassing Hanwha Song Jin-woo (34 years, 4 months, 18 days). Including right-handed pitchers, he was second in history with 130 wins, following KIA’s Lim Chang-yong (42 years, 3 months, 25 days). 

Jang Won-Jun did not stop there, but repaid the manager’s faith by pitching 1 run in 5⅓ innings against Hanwha in Jamsil on June 6th and pitching 6 scoreless innings against Changwon NC on the 13th. He minimized the team’s power gap by putting up excellent pitching despite injuries to the starting lineup at the beginning of the season. 

Wonjun Jang was no longer associated with victory after the NC game on June 13th. However, whenever there was a hole in the starting rotation, he served as a substitute starter and devoted himself to his team, and as a result, in the final game, against Incheon SSG on October 17, he achieved the milestone of being the 9th player in history to reach 2,000 innings. It was Jang Won-jun who burned the final flame without any regrets. 

Jang Won-Jun played in 188 games for 9 years wearing the Doosan uniform, with 47 wins, 42 losses, 1 save, 12 holds, and an ERA of 4.49. His professional career records are 446 games, 132 wins, 119 losses, 1 save, 14 holds, and an earned run average of 4.28.

Jang Won-jun said through the club, “The choice to leave the ground I loved was never easy. However, he made this decision because he thought it was time to quit baseball,” he said. “I am grateful to owner Park Jeong-won, who allowed me to start my second baseball life with a free agent contract and gave me more opportunities when I was having a hard time due to injury.”

He continued, “He feels relieved because he has achieved the final goals he personally set. However, when he thinks of his juniors, he rarely slows down. “There are many talented juniors on our team, so I will support them to train diligently and lead the team to a leap forward,” he said. “I can see the faces of Coach Seung-yeop Lee, the coaching staff, and my colleagues. It was all thanks to ‘Team Bears’ that we were able to leave with applause until the end. I will never forget for the rest of my life the cheers of the fans who gave me tremendous strength despite my shortcomings. He ended his 20-year professional career with the words, “Thank you so much.


“All MLB teams are interested, 2-3 starters available right away” WBC championship lead → National team ace, will this be his last domestic appearance?

 Japan is boiling over in the first Kansai battle in 59 years. However, it may be the national team ace’s last domestic appearance.토토사이트

The Japanese series begins on the 28th. The Hanshin Tigers, the Central League champions, and the Orix Buffaloes, the Pacific League champions, passed the Climax Series and advanced to the Japan Series. The two teams are regional rivals based in the Kansai region. Hanshin’s fandom is overwhelmingly larger, but Orix is ​​also a team with a young fan base. It is attracting even more attention as it is a Japan Series matchup between two teams based in the Kansai region, which is famous for its passionate fans.

Orix announced Yoshinobu Yamamoto as the starting pitcher for the first game on the 28th. Orix’s ‘super ace’, the best pitcher in Japanese professional baseball, and a key pitcher for the Japanese national baseball team. He also contributed to the Japanese team winning the WBC held last March.

However, this Japan Series appearance may be Yamamoto’s last appearance in his country. He is eligible for major league posting this year, and there is currently a lot of interest from major league clubs.

It is no exaggeration to say that during this year’s regular season, officials from all 30 major league teams visited Japan at least once to watch Yamamoto pitch. That’s how hot the interest is. The San Francisco Giants, who are interested in Lee Jeong-hoo, had Farhan Zaidi, president of baseball operations, visit Japan in person to watch Yamamoto pitch in the postseason.

‘Baseball America’ also recently highlighted the interest in Yamamoto in the United States. One National League scout said, “He’s made great progress this year. Yamamoto is a pitcher with a lot of weapons. He has great pitching ability. He has good strength, good feel, good deception and quality. He could probably be a hit right now (in the major leagues). He praised, “He can serve as the second or third starter.”

The evaluations of other clubs are no different. ‘Baseball America’ analyzed, “However, there were concerns that there were not many right-handed pitchers with Yamamoto’s size (height 1m78, weight 80kg) who achieved long-term success, but he shook off these concerns by pitching more than 170 innings for three consecutive seasons.” .

A high-ranking official from a National League team praised Yamamoto, saying, “Yamamoto will probably make a lot of money. He has no injuries, is very durable, has good pitching ability, and has a fast arm swing.” Another American League official also said, “Yamamoto is a special pitcher.” I paid attention.

Major League teams evaluate Yamamoto as one step above Kodai Senga, who signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the New York Mets last year.


‘WS miracle protagonist’ KBO re-export myth, how surprising the U.S. will be… “I keep asking about Korea, but there’s still one thing I’m curious about.”

I asked a lot of questions during the postseason and regular season, but I still have one question.”토스카지노

‘KBO reverse export myth’ Merrill Kelly (35, Arizona Diamondbacks) was again asked about Korea. Kelly held a press conference ahead of Game 1 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on the 28th (Korean time). Arizona announced ace Jack Gallen as the starting pitcher in the first game, and Kelly, the second starter, is scheduled to start in the second game on the 29th. Kelly stood before reporters prior to her Game 2 appearance.

One reporter said to Kelly, “I asked a lot of questions during the postseason and regular season, but I still have one question. I came back to the major league where I wanted to play in Korea, and I want to know how you adapted to pitching in a different league. How long did it take you to adapt? “What was the most difficult part?” he asked.

“I think I’m still adjusting,” Kelly said. “This game in general, and the major leagues in particular, is a game of adjustment. The first two years, the first year, when I first stepped on a big league mound, it was definitely a huge whirlwind. Not just in baseball. “It was the fastest year that passed in my entire life,” he said.

He continued, “As I said before, when you enter the big league, you are affected by completely unexpected external factors. Not only do you have to work hard to face the world’s best big league hitters, but you also have to take care of your family’s expectations, and you have to deal with reporters and reporters regarding the game. “We talk more. After those two years, I started to feel more confident and comfortable as a major league pitcher,” he added.

Before Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the Philadelphia Phillies on the 22nd, Kelly was asked, “Did you dream of starting in the big league postseason when you were playing in Korea, or was it something so far away that it was difficult to even imagine?”

“I dreamed of it every day,” Kelly said. “When I went to Korea, as I’ve said before, my ultimate goal was to come back to the U.S. one day. When I was in Korea, there was no thought in my head that said, ‘This is it for you.’ “I only accepted it as my career until the near future (the moment of returning to the major leagues) approaches. I did not accept that living in Korea was the end of my career,” he said emphatically.

He continued, “I had the ambition to sit here in the interview room and have a conversation with you (reporters). And dreaming like this was also my daily routine. When I was in Korea, I would wake up early in the morning for a major league game. So, when I wake up in the morning, I check the game. First, I check how the players and friends I know are doing in the big leagues. Then, I think that one day, when I return to the United States, I can give myself a chance and contribute. “I paid attention to the teams that were playing. While I was in Korea, there wasn’t a single day when I thought I wouldn’t be able to play in the major leagues,” he said, adding that he was satisfied with his dream being achieved.

Before appearing on the mound in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the LA Dodgers on the 7th, Kelly herself brought up memories of her time in Korea. At the time, Kelly was about to make her big league postseason debut, so her reporters were curious about her ‘big stage experience’.

Kelly said, “We won the Korean Series in the 2018 KBO. Although the stadium is smaller than here, the playoff experience and the tremendous cheering enthusiasm at that time definitely gave us the experience to participate in such a big game.”

Kelly contributed greatly to Arizona’s miracle of advancing to the World Series, which was the 6th seed in the National League and was the last team to play fall baseball. Arizona defeated the Milwaukee Brewers (2 wins in the wild card game), the Dodgers (3 wins in the division series), and Philadelphia (4 wins and 3 losses in the championship series) in order to advance to the World Series for the first time in 22 years since 2001. Kelly appeared in 3 postseason games and performed well with 2 wins, 1 loss, 17 innings, and an ERA of 2.65.

He was also the hero who saved Arizona from elimination. Kelly started in Game 6 of the Championship Series against Philadelphia on the 24th and pitched well, allowing 1 run in 5 innings, leading to a 5-1 victory. At the time, Arizona was behind the series with 2 wins and 3 losses and was in a situation where one loss would eliminate them, but thanks to Kelly laying the groundwork for a counterattack, they were able to take games 6 and 7 and continue their sensational run all the way to the World Series.

The American media is naturally showing great interest in Kelly. Kelly became a completely different player before and after playing in the KBO League, and since he is the most successful player in the KBO League, he is always asking questions about Korea.

Kelly played as an ace for the SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers) for four seasons from 2015 to 2018, recording career records of 119 games, 48 ​​wins, 32 losses, 729⅔ innings, 641 strikeouts, and an ERA of 3.86. Ahead of the 2019 season, Arizona offered him a two-year contract worth $5.5 million, so he came to the big leagues, and started 127 games in five seasons until this year, recording 48 wins, 43 losses, 750⅔ innings, 681 strikeouts, and an ERA of 3.80, making him the second starter. took its place.

He is on a roll, steadily raising his price. Kelly has $33 million guaranteed over six years from 2019 to 2024. His first contract was for 2+2 years, with club options for $4.25 million in 2021 and $5.25 million in 2022 both exercised. He also signed a two-year extension ahead of the 2022 season. $18 million is guaranteed until 2024. His signing bonus is $1 million, and his salary for 2023 and 2024 is $8 million. There is a $7 million club option for 2025, and if the club refuses to exercise the option, Kelly will receive $1 million as a buyout.

Will Kelly be able to reach the pinnacle of the KBO reverse export legend by giving Arizona the World Series championship trophy? Kelly said, “I checked once more to see if it was the World Series. The preparation process was the same. I checked the game plan as I usually do. I’m trying to think of World Series games as if they were regular games, if possible. Obviously, when I get on the mound, I’ll recognize that it’s a different game. “I will try to act as if it were a regular season as much as possible,” he said, pledging to do his best to help Arizona win the World Series.


Hanwha’s 160km fireballer has already recorded 29G and 140⅔ innings… I took good care of it, but even with APBC, I was worried even if I did too well.

 I have trouble even if I do too well.

Hanwha Eagles general manager Son Hyuk and former manager Carlos Subero agreed before this season to limit second-year player Moon Dong-joo’s innings to around 120 to 130 innings. Unlike last year, Moon Dong-joo had to settle for the end of the season while consistently playing in the starting rotation for the first time without injury. It was early September.

In fact, Director Choi Won-ho’s position was that the decision should be made after hearing medical opinions. However, he accepted matters that were decided before he took office. Hanwha even decided to finish the regular season with around 120 innings when Moon Dong-ju was selected for the Hangzhou Asian Games national team. This is because he was expected to pitch about 10 innings in the Asian Games.주소

This is the background to the unprecedented ‘self-season out’ in early September. In fact, Moon Dong-ju pitched 5 innings each in the preliminaries and finals against Chinese Taipei at the Asian Games. Up to 118⅔ innings in 23 regular season games. A total of 25 games and 128.1 innings. The calculation seemed to be perfectly correct.

It wasn’t. Moon Dong-ju will also wear the Taegeuk symbol at the 2nd Asian Professional Baseball Championship, which will be held at Tokyo Dome in Japan from November 16th to 19th. He is expected to appear as a starter in about one game here as well. In that case, the total number of innings for the season is expected to exceed 130 innings.

The problem is that it has already exceeded 140 innings. Moon Dong-ju pitched 7 innings in 2 exhibition games this year and 5 innings in 2 Futures League games. He played 130⅔ innings in Hanwha alone, and if you add the 10 innings he pitched in Hangzhou, his total is 140⅔ innings.

The conclusion is that if you play APBC in this situation, you will get close to 150 innings. If so, Hanwha’s limit of 130 innings before the season actually loses much of its meaning. In fact, even more than the innings, just completing the schedule until mid-November can be overwhelming for a pitcher who is playing full-time for the first time. Although he hasn’t been throwing the ball consistently since September, it’s more of a wild assault that has moved from China to Japan.

In any case, this season is a season that achieved results that exceeded expectations. Even in the competition for Rookie of the Year, he is second to none. His military service was also resolved with the Asian Games gold medal. After Ryu Hyun-jin (36, FA), he is prepared to have a long run as Hanwha’s representative local starter.

As long as you don’t get sick, you need to prepare thoroughly for the 2024 season as you have a long schedule. If he maintains this skill next year, he should be considered a regular member of the national team. Next year, it will be time to play a lot of innings and become a real Hanwha ace. Next year, like this year, he may have to throw longer than any other pitcher. The Premier 12 awaits after the season.


“You always patted me and patted me on the back…” KIA’s big pitcher is deeply disappointed by the non-renewal of the contract of his former MLB coach.

On the mound, he patted our heads the most, patted our butts the most, and guided us well like a baseball senior or older brother…” 

Pitcher Yang Hyun-jong (KIA), who has 168 career wins, expressed his gratitude toward pitching coach Seo Jae-eung, who was notified that his contract could not be renewed. 메이저놀이터

KIA, which finished 6th in the regular season (73 wins, 69 losses, 2 draws), made changes to its coaching staff. On the 26th, former Doosan coach Jeong Jae-hoon and former Hanwha coach Dong-geol Lee were newly recruited to reinforce the pitching department. 

Coach Jae-hoon Jeong began his career as a coach in 2018 and served as the pitching coach for the Doosan Bears until this season. Coach Lee Dong-geol began his leadership career at the Hanwha Eagles in 2021 and served as a pitching coach and pitching performance coach. 

Coaches Jae-hoon Jeong and Dong-geol Lee will be in charge of the first team pitching coach and bullpen coach, respectively. Meanwhile, KIA announced its intention not to renew contracts with coaches Seo Jae-eung and Kwak Jeong-cheol. 

To Yang Hyun-jong, former coach Seo Jae-eung was a reliable baseball senior, older brother, and teacher. In 2009, as a member of the KIA mound team, he won the Korean Series and continued his career as a coach and player. Is that why? Yang Hyun-jong is bound to feel regretful that he can no longer work with coach Seo Jae-eung.  

On the 27th, Yang Hyeon-jong left a message full of his sincerity on his Instagram along with a photo of former coach Seo Jae-eung stroking his head. 

He said, “Coach Seo Jae-eung, the nice guy who patted our heads the most on the mound, patted our butts the most, and guided us well like a baseball senior or older brother! I am so grateful and sorry. And Coach Kwak Jeong-cheol, I am also very grateful and sorry. “He said.

Meanwhile, KIA will send a total of five players, including Kwak Do-gyu, Kim Ki-hoon, Kim Hyun-soo, Hong Won-bin (pitcher), and Park Min (infielder), to the Canberra Cavaliers of the Australian professional baseball league ABL. As Geelong Korea’s dispatch to the ABL fell through this year, the club looked for alternatives, and last month, general manager Shim Jae-hak met with Canberra Cavalry owner in person and agreed to send a team.

General Manager Shim Jae-hak said, “We decided on this dispatch to provide real-life opportunities to players who need real-world experience due to military service and players who lack first-team stage experience,” adding, “Our players will lead the way in improving their skills against high-quality foreign players.” “I look forward to it,” he said.

KIA plans to explore various ways to develop players, such as continuously dispatching players to the ABL in the future. The team is scheduled to play from the ABL opening game on the 17th of next month, and will return after playing a total of 40 games until the season ends on January 21st next year. /


Coach Baker, the ‘MLB master’ leaving with a smile, “Let’s meet again next time”

Dusty Baker (74), manager of the Houston Astros, a ‘great general’ in American professional baseball’s Major League Baseball (MLB), expressed his gratitude to the team and fans when announcing his retirement.

Coach Bacon attended a press conference held by the Houston team on the 27th (Korean time) and said, “I would like to thank owner Jim Crane for giving me the opportunity to lead Houston for the past four years.” He added, “It was a tremendous honor,” and added, “I would like to express my gratitude to the Houston fans and dedicated players and coaches for their unwavering passion.”도메인

Coach Baker, who started with the San Francisco Giants in 1993 and worked for the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, and Washington Nationals before becoming head coach of Houston, amassed a total of 2,183 wins during his 26-year tenure as manager. He ranks 7th on the all-time big league manager career wins list.

Selected as Coach of the Year three times, he became the first black coach to surpass 2,000 career wins and was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Coach Baker, who defeated the Philadelphia Phillies to win the World Series last year, was evaluated as having excellent communication skills with players. He stepped down from the command tower, but Coach Baker signaled another beginning by saying, “Let’s meet again next time.” There are also speculations that he will serve as a club advisor, advising young leaders and being involved in team composition.

Houston team owner Jim Crane said, “It will be difficult to find a replacement for Coach Baker, but we will appoint a new coach as quickly as possible.”

Among the 30 teams in the big league, the Cleveland Guardians, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Angels and Houston have empty manager positions.


Kim Jong-guk regime reappointed… KIA, which has been a series of nightmares, is really dangerous if you just blame it on bad luck.

In 2023, KIA had a lot of particularly depressing news. The injury demon that hovered around the team from the beginning of the season tormented the team until the end of the season.토스카지노

Of course, injuries exist in any team. However, KIA went a little too far. Before the season even started, key hitter Na Seong-beom injured his calf. Despite the initial expectation that it would not take that long until his return, Na Seong-beom’s first game of the season was on June 23rd. Kim Do-young, who received great expectations for having improved his skills the most, injured his foot while baserunning in the opening two games. He came back and it was June 23rd.

Injuries continued even at the end of the most important season. Mario Sanchez had a sore elbow, and Lee Ui-ri’s blister was not easily resolved. The schedule at the end of the season was tight as many games were already postponed due to rain, so we had to go through a difficult process to find a replacement starter. Even the batting lineup that I had some faith in was devastated by injuries. Na Seong-beom suffered a hamstring injury while running the bases and was out for the season. Hyung-Woo Choi injured his shoulder in a collision at first base and ended his season. Chan-Ho Park ended his season after being hit by a ball.

There was noise externally as well. At the beginning of the season, former general manager Jang Jeong-seok left the team after being embroiled in a ‘request for kickbacks’. Although it does not directly affect performance, it cannot be denied that the atmosphere at the club was turbulent for a while. Even after Director Shim Jae-hak was appointed, a lot of time was spent trying to restore this atmosphere. From start to finish, there was no feeling that the club was stable. When something is worth a try, bad news pops up again, and when it’s said to have been resolved, a more serious problem pops up.

Meanwhile, he finished the season with a better winning percentage (.514) than last year. However, unlike last year, the season ended in vain as they failed to advance to the postseason. It is inevitable that he was unable to show proper performance due to injury.

These misfortunes may have been an extenuating factor for KIA coach Kim Jong-guk and the coaching staff, who were expected to perform better than last year’s performance. In the end, KIA decided to hold the event in 2024 under the director Kim Jong-guk. There wasn’t that much of an internal uproar over this decision. The coaching staff was also completed with a slight reorganization. Since there were various misfortunes this year, it can be said that the decision was made to strengthen the existing organization rather than make major changes.

However, it feels like there is no excuse to just blame bad luck. The gap between them and 5th place Doosan was 1 game. In other words, if the players and coaching staff had worked a little harder, they could have made it to the postseason even with this bad luck. If so, better forgiveness could have been obtained, and the system could have headed into 2024 with a little more stability.

Statistically, KIA was a team that could have achieved better results. In Pythagorean winning percentage, which is calculated based on goal-loss margin, KIA (.514) was the second-highest team in the league after LG (.606). However, the actual ranking was 6th. The bench’s capabilities were also weak in tight, important games. The 1-point margin of victory was 15 wins, 21 losses (.417), 9th in the league, and the 2-point margin of victory was 11 wins, 14 losses (.440), 7th in the league. If the bench’s strategy had been more elaborate and the players had exerted a little more strength in the game, KIA could have gone to a higher place.

If so, from now on KIA should focus on why it failed to do so. In the end, it shows that the problem with the player base and the strategy for utilizing that player base were not sophisticated. Compared to other teams, the sense of substitute selection was significantly lacking, and in the infield, it was confirmed that there was still a large gap in skill between the starting and non-starting players. As a result of not being able to properly test because of grades, there is no proper data to carry over to next year.

Catcher and first baseman Ganghwa, who sang, did not achieve any significant results, at least this year. We need to carefully consider what the problem was, whether there was a way to do better, or whether there was something wrong with the club’s development strategy or resource management. The finishing camp held in Okinawa starting November 1 will be the beginning. It is difficult to just think, “Next year will be better when the injured return.” Conversely, the veterans who form the backbone of the team grow one year older.

Of course, during a long race of 144 races, momentum is sometimes important. That momentum also falls into the realm of luck. However, most matches are ultimately decided by power and strategy. What KIA should do now is not to blame bad luck, but to think carefully about what errors were made in its strategy and how to reorganize its forces. Attention is being paid to whether the Kim Jong-guk system, which received one more opportunity despite failing to advance to the postseason, can correct its errors and stand at the starting point again next year.


KIA dispatches players including Kwak Do-gyu and Kim Ki-hoon to the Australian league

Professional baseball KIA Tigers announced on the 27th that it will send a team to the Canberra Cavaliers of the Australian professional baseball league ABL.짱구카지노

KIA plans to send a total of five players to the Canberra Cavaliers, including pitchers Do-gyu Kwak, Ki-hoon Kim, Hyun-soo Kim, Won-bin Hong, and infielder Min Park.

As Geelong Korea’s dispatch to the ABL fell through this year, the club looked for alternatives, and in September, general manager Shim Jae-hak met directly with Canberra Cavalry owner and agreed to send a team.

General Manager Shim Jae-hak said, “We decided on this dispatch to provide real-life opportunities to players who need real-world experience due to military service and players who lack first-team stage experience,” adding, “Our players will lead the way in improving their skills against high-quality foreign players.” “I look forward to it,” he said.

In the future, the club plans to continue exploring various ways to develop players, such as sending players to the ABL.

Meanwhile, the team is scheduled to play from the ABL opening game on November 17th, and will return after playing a total of 40 games until the season ends on January 21st next year.


Japan’s Endo Liverpool and Europa League ‘debut goal’… Scored the winning goal in a 5-1 win over Toulouse

Liverpool continued their three-game winning streak in the UEFA Europa League (UEL) with a huge win over Toulouse (France). Japan’s defensive midfielder Wataru Endo scored his debut goal for Liverpool and UEL, contributing to a 5-1 victory.메이저놀이터

Liverpool won 5-1 against Toulouse in the third match of Group E of the 2023-24 UEL group stage held at Anfield in Liverpool, England on the 27th (Korean time). Starting with Diogo Jota, Endo, Darwin Núñez, Ryan Hrabenberg, and Mohamed Salah scored goals one after another.

With this win, Liverpool took the lead with all three wins in the group stage (9 points), following a 3-1 win over LASK Linz (Austria) and a 2-0 win over Union SG (Belgium). They are likely to advance to the tournament with a 5-point gap over second-place teams such as Union SG and Toulouse.

Endo, who left Stuttgart (Germany) and moved to Liverpool through the transfer window last summer, scored his debut goal after 9 official matches. This is the first time he has scored a goal in a UEFA club competition. His debut goal had added meaning as it was the winning goal in the team’s victory.

On this day, Liverpool used a 4-3-3 formation with Núñez at the center and Jota and Harvey Elliott on either side. Hrabenberg, Endo, and Curtis Jones formed the midfield. Luke Chambers, born in 2004, Joe Gomes, Yoel Matip, and Trent Alexander-Arnold guarded the defensive line, and Quivin Kelleher guarded the goal. 

Liverpool broke the balance with Jota’s first goal in the 9th minute of the first half. He hit the opponent’s net with a right-footed shot from inside the penalty box. Liverpool’s first shot on this day led to a goal. Afterwards, Gomes, Matip, and Nuñez continued to target the opponent’s goal with successive shots, but it was fruitless. Rather, they were shaken by conceding the equalizer in the 16th minute of the first half.

Liverpool, struggling to break the balance again, took the lead again in the 30th minute of the first half. In a corner kick situation, Endo came to the rescue. He headed Alexander Arnold’s cross from the right flank and hit the net. It was his first goal since moving to Liverpool and his debut goal in UEFA club competitions.

AS Roma, led by coach Jose Mourinho, also defeated Slavia Prague (Czech Republic) 2-0 and continued its streak of three consecutive wins in the group stage. Roma broke the balance with Edoardo Bovet’s first goal in the first minute, and then added an additional goal from Romelu Lukaku in the 17th minute of the first half. Both goals were assisted by Stefan El Shaarawy.

Bayer Leverkusen, which is leading the German Bundesliga ahead of Bayern Munich and others, also defeated Karabakh (Azerbaijan) 5-1 and continued its streak of three consecutive wins. Brighton & Hove Albion defeated Ajax (Netherlands) 2-0 and won its first UEFA club competition. Kaoru Mitoma, who played full-time as a starter, did not record any attack points, however.

In addition, Olympique Marseille (France) defeated AEK Athens (Greece) 3-1 thanks to the opposing goalkeeper’s sending off and two penalty kick goals, while Freiburg (Germany) defeated Vashka Toe with Vincenzo Griffo scoring a hat trick. They defeated Pola (Serbia) 3-1. West Ham lost 1-2 away to Olympiacos (Greece), suffering their first loss after two consecutive wins. 


Incheon Kim Do-hyuk, “We had a hard time against foreign opponents… We will definitely repay you in the next expedition.”

Incheon United’s Kim Do-hyuk predicted revenge in the Shandong Taishan expedition.토토사이트

Incheon United (Korea) lost 0-2 to Shandong Taishan (China) in the third match of Group G of the 2023-24 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Champions League (ACL) group stage held at Incheon Soccer Stadium at 7 p.m. on the 25th. was defeated by As a result, Incheon ranked second in the group with 2 wins and 1 loss (6 points).

Incheon played well in the first half, but was unable to stop Shandong’s foreign attackers in the second half and opened the goal. In the 13th minute of the second half, Crijan shot from in front of the penalty arc. The ball was sucked into the top right corner of the goal. Then, in the 43rd minute of the second half, a ground ball cross came in front of the goal, and Fellaini finished the game with a shot after winning the duel with Oh Ban-seok.

After the game ended, I met Kim Do-hyuk in the mixed zone. Kim Do-hyuk started on the substitute list that day, but entered the field in place of Moon Ji-hwan in the 7th minute of the second half. Kim Do-hyuk’s face was dark, and he said in his thoughts, “We played well in the first and second games, and in the third game, it was our first game against Shandong. It was an important game, but it is unfortunate that we lost and I apologize to the fans.”

Kim Do-hyuk announced the defeat on this day, saying, “There were foreign players with good physical strength that we had not met before in Asian teams, so we struggled a little.” Crizan, who scored the first goal, is 191 cm tall, and Fellaini is 194 cm tall.

We could see the will to seek revenge in the next Shandong expedition. “Just like Shandong won at home, we also want to return the favor by going away,” he said. “We still have the next game left, and our goal of advancing to the ACL tournament remains. We will receive today’s whip happily, and prepare well to achieve our goal.” “I will do my best to achieve this,” he said.

Q. How did you feel about the game?

A. “We played well in the first and second games, and in the third game, it was our first game against Shandong. It was an important game, but it is unfortunate that we lost and I apologize to the fans.”

Q. If we had won the match against Shandong, we could have come closer to advancing to the round of 16. However, as we lost, the remaining matches became complicated.

A. “I don’t think anything is going our way. It would have been nice to win, but it’s not over yet. We have the league, FA Cup, and away to Shandong in the future. Just like Shandong won at home. “We also want to return the favor by going away. And there is the league and FA Cup that everyone is looking forward to and I am looking forward to as well. We need to pull ourselves together, stick together, and prepare well for the remaining games.”

Q. Following the Japanese and Philippine teams, we met the Chinese team. What was the difference?

A. “Coach Choi Kang-hee’s soccer has a stronger line than that of the Chinese team. There were foreign players with good physical skills that we had not encountered before in Asian teams, so we struggled a little. In the end, our players were not prepared well. “I felt good about today, so I think we need to prepare more thoroughly before the next Shandong match.”

Q. Recently, midfield players have been leaving the team. Shin Jin-ho and Lee Myung-ju were injured. It looks like the midfield will be overloaded and it will be difficult

. A. “It’s true that it’s difficult. Still, we have to play the remaining games. All of our players are without injuries, and the result is really important, but it’s also important that no one gets injured during the game. Today as well. “There were no injuries. I think we can prepare well for the next game because there were no injuries. As such, I hope all the players finish the season well without injuries.”

Q. Have you had any conversations with players Shin Jin-ho and Myung-ju Lee

? A. “I’m in contact with (Lee) Myung-ju, and I hope he heals well and returns quickly. (Shin) Jin-ho had surgery and is out for the season. “Although we are not at the ground, they are cheering us on and giving us feedback from outside. We will contact you after today to get feedback. Based on that, we will be able to prepare well for the next game.”

Q. There is a league game against Gwangju on the weekend. There is something to be said for it, and the players’ determination seems to be special.

A. “The atmosphere from the moment of tomorrow’s workout is more important than the game against Gwangju. It is like a battle of whether to slump or to recover and prepare well. I think that is the most important part. “I want to show the players that I have more power.”

Q. Even though it was a weekday, many fans came to visit. What I want to say to the fans is

A. “I’m so sorry. There’s still the next game left, and my goal of advancing to the ACL tournament remains. I’ll accept today’s whip sweetly, prepare well, and make sure I achieve my goal.”