Will the WBC baseball team plan B be activated due to the possibility of a failure to transfer to the big leagues?
Major countries participating in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March are prepared for the spring camp policy of each American professional baseball Major League (MLB) club to keep players in spring camp as long as possible. is a plate that needs to be remade.
The Athletic, an American online sports media outlet, reported on the 23rd (Korean time) that the San Diego Padres club will call its fielders to a training camp on February 16, train until early March, and send each player to the WBC national team.
As a result, Kim Ha-seong, who is entering the San Diego training ground in Peoria, Arizona, USA, is unlikely to be able to join the Korean baseball team’s WBC field training, which will be held from February 15 to 28 at the Keno Sports Complex in Tucson, a two-hour drive away.
Shortstop Kim Ha-seong and Korean-American Tommy Hyeon-soo Edman (St. Louis Cardinals), who will form a keystone duo in the WBC, will pick up the pace at the St. Louis spring camp in Jupiter, Florida, USA. It grew.
According to reports, the San Diego club delayed its players’ participation in WBC training, citing the need for time to adapt and learn because there are many rules that change this year.
All MLB pitchers and fielders gather at the spring camp in mid-February, go through team tactical training, and develop a sense of actual combat from early March through demonstration games. The only time to fully understand the changed regulations and the team’s strategy is during the team tactical training period.
The MLB Secretariat launched the WBC in 2006, which claims to be the world’s strongest baseball game, but has been criticized for running the tournament for the MLB industry rather than for that slogan.
The profits of each MLB club come first rather than the WBC box office. This is the reason why many clubs, including the San Diego club, prevent their players from joining the WBC team early to maximize team organization.
As the probability of the two players, the main players of the air defense, matching their hands and feet with their teammates in field training decreases, the baseball team is also expected to hurriedly operate ‘Plan B’.
If Ha-seong Kim and Edmund cannot come, Oh Ji-hwan (LG Twins) will play shortstop and Hye-seong Kim (Kiwoom Heroes) will play second base during the training period. Of the eight infielders, if three candidates for first base (Park Byeong-ho, Choi Ji-man, Kang Baek-ho) and third baseman Choi Jeong (SSG Landers) are subtracted, only Oh Ji-hwan and Kim Hye-seong will naturally form a keystone combination. 먹튀검증
Choi’s participation in the WBC itself is uncertain, and he must prepare in advance for the void.
Choi Ji-man, who moved to the Pittsburgh Pirates, needs to be checked by the club first for his rehabilitation status following surgery to remove a bone fragment in his right elbow last year. If the Pittsburgh club does not allow him to participate, Choi Ji-man’s Taegeuk mark will be in vain.
Salary negotiations that have not been reached must also be resolved. Choi Ji-man asked for 5.4 million dollars in annual salary this year, while the Pittsburgh club faced with 4.65 million dollars, and could not find a point of contact.
According to the KBO Secretariat, which organizes and supports the WBC baseball team, Jae-il Oh (Samsung Lions) and outfielder Ji-hoon Choi (SSG) are ranked first as players who will wear the Taegeuk mark instead of Choi Ji-man.
Oh Jae-il gets a high score for first base defensive stability. Choi Ji-hoon, whom national team coach Lee Kang-cheol struggled with until the final entry selection, is a great runner and defensive agent.
MLB players’ joining of the national team right before the tournament is common to all 20 countries participating in the WBC finals.
Although it is a loss for Korea, 5 big leaguers such as Yu Darvish (San Diego), Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels, ideal pitcher), Seiya Suzuki (Chicago Cubs), Lars Nutba (St. Louis), and Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox, ideal pitcher) It is expected that the concerns of Japan, which has selected as its representative, will deepen.