Professional baseball NC Dinos manager Kang In-kwon (51) recently went down to Seogwipo, Jeju Island. It is to cool his head during the period of inactivity.
Coach Kang In-kwon, who had been concentrating on baseball all year, packed his bags to clear his mind and spend time recharging.
Director Kang In-kwon, who was contacted on the 4th, laughed, saying, “I came down to not think about baseball, but I couldn’t. I’m just thinking about the club day and night here.”토토사이트
Director Kang added, “Isn’t 2023 the first season to lead full-time as a full-time manager?”
Director Kang In-kwon became the acting manager in place of former coach Lee Dong-wook, who put down the baton in May of last year while serving as NC head coach.
Coach Kang quickly took care of the team and was appointed as the official manager after the 2022 season.
2023 is the first year that manager Kang In-kwon, who has removed his acting tag, will play his own baseball.
In a phone call with Yonhap News, coach Kang In-kwon presented the philosophy and direction for the 2023 season team appointment.
NC is going through a big change this winter. In particular, the range of change in the infield is large. In NC, starting catcher Yang Eui-ji, a free agent (FA), transferred to Doosan Bears, and starting third baseman Noh Jin-hyuk wore a Lotte Giants uniform as a free agent.
The biggest problem is third base. Following Roh Jin-hyuk, backup third baseman Park Joon-yeong was nominated by the Doosan Bears as free agent catcher Park Se-hyeok as a compensation player, creating a big hole. There is no clear third base resource.
Manager Kang In-kwon announced that he would use veteran Park Seok-min as the starting third baseman.
Director Kang said, “Park Seok-min and Seo Ho-cheol will compete at the spring camp.” I look forward to it,” he said.
Park Seok-min caused controversy in July 2021 by violating the quarantine rules. After returning from disciplinary action, he played in 16 games in the 2022 season and lost face with a poor batting average of 0.149.
Park Seok-min, who finished the free agency contract at the end of the 2022 season, was interested in whether he would retire, but recently conveyed his will to extend the player to the club.
Coach Kang decided to give Park Seok-min another chance.
Director Kang In-kwon said, “We will use Oh Young-soo” for the first baseman, another weak infield position.
Park Min-woo, who recently signed a large free agent contract and stayed, was picked as the second baseman for the opening game, and Kim Joo-won, who showed potential last season, will start as the shortstop.
Compared to the infield, the outfield lineup is generous. New foreign player Jason Martin joins veterans Park Gun-woo and Son Ah-seop.
As a backup, there is Han Seok-hyun, who was recruited as a futures free agent. Kim Seong-wook, who was discharged last year, is also reassured.
The problem is placement. NC left last season due to injury as Park Gun-woo and Son Ah-seop took turns.
NC judged that the injuries of the two players were related to physical problems. So, in the new season, we plan to use the two players as corner outfielders with less physical burden.
Director Kang In-kwon said, “Martin can play left field, but he wants to take center field to help Park Gun-woo arrange his stamina.”
Son Ah-seop has been consistently concentrating on defending right field since he was a member of the Lotte Giants. The key is whether Son A-seop can play left field defense.