“Now is the time for the team to take off.”
Hanwha coach Carlos Subero (51) set the slogan of the team’s spring camp in Arizona, USA, as ‘Time to Climb’. Coach Subero said, “We want to have the ability to steadily maintain ourselves, who have grown over the past two years.”
Hanwha, which has been at the bottom for three consecutive years, desperately needs a leap forward in the new season. It is a season in which fate is at stake for coach Subero, whose contract ends this year. The same is true for Lotte coach Larry Sutton (53), who has the commonality of being a foreign commander.
Head coach Subero signed a three-year contract with Hanwha ahead of the 2021 season, becoming the first foreign coach in the history of the club. Hanwha shouted ‘rebuilding’ with coach Subero, who was recognized for his ability to develop players in the US minor leagues. However, it was an adventure to open a new edition focusing on promising players. Hanwha ranked 10th for three consecutive seasons, including two years led by coach Subero. I went through too much trial and error. 바카라사이트
Lotte is also a team that has been pursuing improvement in its constitution. Sutton Lotte coach was promoted from 2nd team coach to 1st team coach when former coach Heo Moon-hoe was hardened in the 2021 season. That winter, the contract was extended by one year and will accompany him until 2023. The team’s performance was only 8th for two consecutive years. Fall baseball is too far for both Hanwha and Lotte.
What is encouraging is that the two teams, which had been passive in the FA market for years, spent a hot winter. Hanwha recruited infielder Chae Eun-seong, who was considered the biggest FA player, as well as pitcher Lee Tae-yang and infielder Oh Seon-jin. It is the first time in seven years that Hanwha has recruited an outside free agent. The fact that last year’s first overall rookie Moon Dong-ju and this year’s first-ranked rookie Kim Seo-hyun showed a speed limit of 151 km/h in their first bullpen pitching side by side gives a glimpse of the possibility of escaping from the last place.
Lotte solved its weaknesses by recruiting three free agents, including catcher Yoo Kang-nam, infielder Noh Jin-hyeok, and pitcher Han Hyun-hee. He signed a non-FA multi-year contract with pitcher Park Se-woong for 5 years and 9 billion won. Many veterans who were released from their teams, such as Cha Woo-chan, Kim Sang-soo, and Yoon Myung-jun, were also brought in. A move for ‘Win Now’. It remains to be seen what kind of synergy the changes made in conjunction with the retirement of main gun Lee Dae-ho will produce. Currently, the squad is concentrating on training for a rebound in Guam.
As the expectations increased, so did the burden. You have to get used to winning rather than losing. Only the command tower that reciprocated with the result keeps its position.