In fact, today is the last day. It will soon be decided whether LG Twins’ Ko Woo-suk will advance to the Major League.
Ko Woo-suk, who was posted to 30 major league clubs along with Lee Jung-hoo on December 5, almost spent the 30-day posting period, unlike Lee Jung-hoo, who signed with the San Francisco Giants in 12 days.헤라카지노
The deadline for contract is 7 a.m. on Tuesday in Korean time. However, it seems that the contract amount should be announced by July 3. The contract amount will be discussed with LG Twins on the contract amount.
Since an investigation into Ko’s identity was conducted by the Major League on Nov. 14 last year, he has officially requested LG to post his name. The team granted conditional permission after consulting with high-ranking officials of the group. LG said it would not send him at a discounted price, adding that it would allow him to transfer only when Ko wins a certain amount of contract. LG did not disclose the amount of money that it would allow. And the team cannot make an arbitrary decision. When Ko’s agent informs the team of the outcome of the negotiations, it must discuss with high-ranking officials whether to accept it. After all, LG also needs time to hold discussions.
Local media are not showing keen interest in Ko at the moment. Local media showed interest in him in the early days of the posting, but there have been few articles about him recently. Some worry that the deadline may be passed without any outcome. However, news of the last-minute “buzzer-beater” contract seems possible.
“We have no choice but to wait,” LG Twins general manager Cha Myung-seok said. “I think we are running hard on the agent side. I think we are negotiating with several clubs, but the question is how much we will pay.”
For Ko Woo-suk, the best scenario is to get satisfactory conditions by the 3rd and let LG know, and LG also gives final permission through consultation with the group.
Will Ko Woo-suk be able to advance to the Major League by winning as many contracts as LG wants? Or will he throw the ball as LG’s closing pitcher for one more year and become an FA and freely challenge himself to the Major League.
Ko Woo-suk enjoyed his best season as the king of saves with 42 saves in 2022. He also had the strongest ERA of 1.48. However, he failed to appear on the WBC last year, where he was able to promote himself to the Major League. He couldn’t feel pain around his neck during practice games ahead of the championship. Even during the season, he couldn’t play the full season in good health due to back injury, and he only posted 3 wins, 8 losses, 15 saves and an ERA of 3.68 in 44 games. Still, he secured the gold medal by finishing the Asian Games and defended his pride by ‘winning the Korean Series’ by blocking the back door to LG’s victory.
Although he did not expect the posting because his performance was not good enough, he chose to take on the challenge of interest in the Major League. However, he is not all-in-one for going to the Major League. Ko said he does not care about the results of the posting and prepares for the season. In 2024, he only cares about what he throws because whatever he throws is the same whether it is in the U.S. or Korea.
Ko Woo-suk’s decision on his 2024 season destination is now just one day away. Not only LG fans but also KBO league fans will be interested in whether his uniform changes. This is because LG with Ko Woo-suk and LG without him are clearly different, and the 2024 season game could change accordingly.
Ko Woo-suk, who joined LG in 2017 after graduating from Chungam High School, pitched in 354 games for seven years until last year, recording 19 wins, 26 losses, 139 saves, and a 3.18 ERA with six holds. He pitched 368 ⅓ innings, striking out a total of 401 and walking 163.