Hanwha, in order to really escape from the bottom…Moon Dong-ju and Kim Seo-hyun must explode
It’s still too early to rejoice, if Hanhwa continues to be a blast in the regular season…
Can the Hanwha Eagles really change this season? First of all, the demonstration game gave fans hope. In the last game against the Samsung Lions on the 28th, they won 14-3, and ended the demonstration game with 9 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. Finished in 1st place after winning the last 4 consecutive wins.
You might say that the performance of the demonstration game is important, but it can be thrilling for Hanwha. From the 2020 season to last season, it was last for three consecutive years. The last was also the last without hope. They say they are rebuilding with a foreign coach system, but I couldn’t find any improvement.
Hanwha has started a team reorganization ahead of this season. The leader was replaced, and the wallet that had been closed in the name of rebuilding was also opened. Chae Eun-seong and Lee Tae-yang joined as free agents. It is said that he made a ‘full bet’ on Yang Eui-ji, so I can feel his will to get out of last place. And once in the trial game, the results came out. An official from Hanwha said, “Chae Eun-sung’s joining is having a positive effect. It plays a role in changing not only the performance but also the atmosphere of the team.”
But it’s too early to explode the fireworks. As mentioned above, an exhibition match is only an exhibition match. Each team tests various parts before the start of the regular season, and does not risk life and death to win. I have seen countless players who did well in demonstration games go down after the opening.
FA resources joined, but it is hard to say that Hanwha’s power has been greatly upgraded with their addition. Chae Eun-seong is not enough to hit 30 home runs and 100 RBIs in the 4th spot. The role Lee Taeyang can play in the bullpen is also limited. It’s not to the extent that you can keep the team rankings up and down.
In the end, in order for Hanwha to continue its upward trend in the exhibition games, a ‘super strong impact’ that can completely shake the team atmosphere must be added to his power. Still, the hopeful thing is that there are candidates who can make this dream come true. These are the two Young Guns, Moon Dong-ju and Kim Seo-hyun. 메이저놀이터
Moon Dong-ju is expected to get a chance as a starter at the beginning of the season. Compared to other top-ranking candidates, Hanwha has weaker selection power. There is no left-hander either. In the end, foreign pitchers must have existing native aces Kim Min-woo and Moon Dong-joo for the rotation to work stably.
In the case of rookie Kim Seo-hyun, it is not yet confirmed whether he will enter the opening entry, but he is expected to add strength in the bullpen. If he doesn’t waver when he gets his early chances, he’ll be a steady start. He still needs to be refined more, but he is said to have so-called ‘kang’ with his guwee. If they play the role of a winning group in the 7th and 8th innings, Hanwha can operate a decent bullpen.
The mere fact of throwing fastballs over 150 km is arousing a lot of interest. If two young, star-studded players play their roles and settle perfectly in the first team, it can really change the game for Hanwha. In and out of the game. It is an essential element to plant the impression that Hanwha has completely changed to opponents and baseball fans.