The big deal with KIA is a great success. What about the big deal with Samsung?

Unfortunately, Kiwoom made a major trade in April for the last two years in a row. It also garnered a lot of attention with a big deal that included acquiring the right to name a newcomer. The deal that gave away Park Dong-won (LG) to KIA in 2022 and received Kim Tae-jin, 1 billion won in cash, and the 2nd round of the 2023 rookie draft (Kim Dong-heon) is expected to remain as an all-time success story in the club’s history. Park Dong-won left KIA after half a year, while Kiwoom Kim Tae-jin and new catcher Kim Dong-heon established themselves as first team starters and back-ups.

A week has passed since the big deal with Samsung. Samsung, which is in a hurry with the bullpen, first requested the recruitment of Kim Tae-hoon, and Kiwoom took Lee Won-seok, a 40% hitter, and even received the nomination for the 3rd round of the 2024 rookie draft. The profit and loss calculation for this big deal with Samsung starts now.

Lee Won-seok scored 30 hits in 75 at bats in 23 games this season with a batting average of 0.400, 1 home run, 11 RBIs, 7 runs, and an OPS of 1.001. Even after transferring to Kiwoom, in 5 games, 10 hits in 21 at-bats, a batting average of 0.476, 1 RBI and 1 run. No home run yet. There are also fewer points. Still, it definitely filled the sense of intimidation necessary for the somewhat poor Kiwoom center line. If Lee Jeong-hoo returns to the center lineup with a sense of hitting, it is expected that Lee Jung-hoo, Edison Russell, Lee Hyeong-jong, and Lee Won-seok will create quite heavy synergies.

Taehoon Kim also took on a significant role at Samsung right away. 2 wins, 1 loss, 2 saves, 3 holds, average ERA of 6.75 in 12 games this season. After transferring to Samsung, 1 win, 2 saves, 1 loss in 4 games, 5 hits (2 home runs) in 4⅓ innings, 1 strikeout, 2 walks, 4 runs, average ERA of 8.31.

Since the sample is small, the performance after transfer is not very meaningful. However, on the 2nd, the first confrontation after transferring in Daegu took place. Kim Tae-hoon tasted bitterness towards his parents. He got on the mound in the top of the 10th inning, when the score was 0-0, and gave 2 out 1 and 2 baser Edison Russell a three-run four in the final left and a back-to-back solo four to Lim Byeong-wook.

Lee Won-seok was Samsung’s best hitter, and Kim Tae-hoon had some ups and downs. Here, Kiwoom even took the rookie of the year nomination. At this point, we have no choice but to hear that Kiwoom did a good job. However, in the long run, it is necessary to watch what the two of them do. At this point, it is difficult to conclude that Samsung has suffered a loss.

So it remains to be seen how Kiwoom will use the nomination rights it received from Samsung in the second half of the year. Kiwoom used the nomination rights it had received during the Park Dong-won big deal a year ago to Kim Dong-heon. At the time, general manager Ko Hyeong-wook confided that he wanted to pick a catcher with the nomination right because he had given him a catcher.토토사이트

Any symbolism can be given this time as well. We should pay attention to the 2nd round nomination rights obtained from KIA and the 3rd round nomination rights obtained from Samsung. Recently, Director Hyeong-wook Go has been traveling around the country, including Pohang and Gyeongju, to gather new information. Round 3, so you can pick 5 people out of the top 30. Considering that the first nomination was abolished, it is in fact one more person selected in the first or second round.

If Lee Won-seok and Kim Tae-hoon’s future performances are similar, the success or failure of this big deal is expected to differ depending on the rookie received from Samsung. Since Kiwoom is famous for selecting rookies well, it is true that Kiwoom has a slightly higher chance of winning again.

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