LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop smiled broadly, "The blood clogged by the recruitment of Choi Won-tae is pierced."
LG Twins coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, who often had trouble sleeping at night due to concerns about the domestic starters, seemed to have had a refreshing morning on the 29th.
This is because on this day, the LG club traded beast Lee Joo-hyung, pitcher Kim Dong-gyu, and 2024 rookie draft 1st round nomination rights to Kiwoom Heroes to receive Choi Won-tae.
Choi Won-tae, who has been active with an average 바카라 ERA of 3.25 this season with 6 wins and 4 losses, is expected to play a 3rd starting role wearing an LG uniform.
Director Yeom met with reporters at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 29th and said, "I heard the news of (trade) last night, and it felt like my blood was pierced.
It felt like a lump of cancer was coming out."
Manager Yeom announced his plan to rotate the starting rotation with foreign one-two punchers Casey Kelly and Adam Plutko, as well as Choi Won-tae, Lim Chan-kyu, and Lee Jeong-yong.
When Kim Yun-sik, who is improving his pitch in the 2nd team, returns next month, Lee Jeong-yong will move to the long relief or victory group.
Choi Won-tae's LG debut match was held against the Doosan Bears in Jamsil on the 30th.
Plutko, who was originally scheduled to appear, fills the vacancy created when he leaves due to symptoms of a cold.
Manager Yeom evaluated it as a trade that both LG and Choi Won-tae benefited from.
Manager Yeom said, “Considering our team’s batting line and winning group, Won-tae will have a lot more wins in the second half,” and predicted, “He will become a great pitcher for our team for the next 7 or 8 years.”
Manager Yeom gave meaning to the trade as "(LG) players also gain a lot of strength," and explained, "With Won-tae coming, the thoughts of the players who think, 'If the team goes like this, there will be a limit' can change positively."
He also said that although there is bleeding from sending promising players, it also has a positive function of reducing excessive competition within the team.
Director Yeom mentioned infielders Song Chan-eui, Lee Jae-won, Son Ho-young, and Lee Young-bin and said, "There were obviously overlapping situations, but with the three of them leaving, opportunities were created."
Regarding the first-round pick, he said, "This year's first-round resources are clearly inferior to the pitchers we currently have."