Will the pattern of high-income earners being silent be repeated this year as well? Lee Seung-yeop faced the biggest crisis after launching in the collective slump of the solvers.
Doosan Lee Seung-yeop’s 50% instinct collapsed helplessly in the sluggish performance of 2 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses in the last 10 games. On the 7th, the Jamsil Derby 1-11 defeat against LG led to a 3-game losing streak and a tie for 6th place with 13 wins, 1 draw and 14 losses in the season. After the opening on April 1, they wisely overcame three 50% collapse risks, but this time, with the unexpected injury replacement of ace Kwak Bin, the bullpen was shaken one after another, and they failed to shoot for 50% for the first time.
The nightmare began 안전놀이터 with a 1-1 draw against Jamsil KT on April 23rd. After that, they suffered 4 losses in a row from Daegu Samsung on the 26th to Incheon SSG on the 29th, and wanted to change the atmosphere with two consecutive wins against SSG on the 30th and Jamsil Hanwha on May 2nd, and then lost three games in a row from Hanwha on the 3rd to LG on the 7th. During this period, Doosan’s team batting average (.218), scoring average (.158), and runs scored (24 points) remained at the bottom of the league and 9th in ERA (4.75). All pitching indicators are at the bottom.
The biggest reason for 2 wins in 10 games is the terrible empty hitting of the other line. Among them, the so-called ‘players who need to do’ are not active. Most of Doosan’s lineup’s ‘players to do’ are high-paying players who have recently obtained free agent qualifications and have stayed with the team with large contracts. Doosan ended their partnership with Joo-Hwan Choi (SSG), Jae-Il Oh (Samsung), and Kun-Woo Park (NC), but Gyeong-Min Heo (8.5 billion won in 4+3 years), Jae-Ho Kim (2.5 billion won in 3 years), and Su-Bin Jeong (5.6 billion won in 6 years) , Kim Jae-hwan (4 years total of 11.5 billion won) remained, and prior to this season, Yang Eui-ji was returned for 15.2 billion won in 4+2 years, revealing his will to rebound.
Pro is money, and money represents the value and ability of the player. This is the reason why people are labeled as “eating and running” when they receive a large amount of money and do not perform well. Of course, the performance of baseball is not influenced by the performance of a specific player, but if you look at the top teams every year, the high-paid person is usually the center. The club also hopes for the role and boldly pays a large amount of compensation.
However, the only high-paid player who has played a role in Doosan’s recent 10 games is Su-bin Jeong, who worked hard with a batting average of .500 with a batting average of .500. Kim Jae-hwan had a batting average of 2.258 with 1 RBI without a home run, and Heo Gyeong-min had a batting average of 2.243 with 3 RBIs. suffered from Lee’s sluggishness. Kim Jae-ho, who is in the final year of his contract, went down to the 2nd team after being hitless in 5 at-bats and becoming a victim of mound reinforcement.
The record is even more serious if the conditions are narrowed down to the scoring situation during the period. Su-bin Su has a batting average of 20%, Jae-Hwan Kim has a batting average of 10%, and Gyeong-min Heo has a batting average of 10%. Yang Eui-ji was silent in 5 at-bats while facing 8 at-bats in scoring range.
No matter how strong the mound is, in baseball, you have to hit to win. And that’s not all. The consequences that come when he fails to score are also harsh. Head coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “As the players who should have been able to hit in the scoring zone couldn’t hit, the close game continues by one or two points. Because of this, pitchers also have a burden that they should not miss a pitch. In the end, the other line has to play its role,” he emphasized.
Last year, Doosan suffered the humiliation of its first ninth place in the midst of a series of sluggishness and ups and downs of large free agent contracts. This year, a month has passed since the opening of the festival, and the scent of that time is slowly rising. In order to prevent two failures, it is desperately needed for franchise stars who remain free agents to rebound.