Here is a player who moved from the WBC national team with the most emissions to the WBC team with the least emissions. After completing active military service with honors as a former player in fostering, he achieved his dream of becoming a FA jackpot by performing steadily. The main character is Chae Eun-seong.
Chae Eun-seong was a strong LG member who produced as many as 6 people in the WBC. LG is a team that is considered to be the favorite to win. On the other hand, Hanwha’s pride was hurt with zero WBC appearances. Among the 10 clubs, Hanwha is the only team that does not allow even one player to participate in the WBC.
Chae Eun-seong signed a large contract worth 9 billion won over 6 years. Hanwha expects batting ability from Chae Eun-seong, who was in charge of hitter number 4 while using Jamsil Stadium. not just sexual Leadership is also expected from Chae Eun-seong.
After announcing a rebuilding, Hanwha, where young players are the main players, needed a giant cannon to hold the center of the team. In January, when others were building basic physical strength, Chae Eun-seong was already holding the bat. Next to Chae Eun-seong, who was sweating at J-Sports near Jamsil Stadium, was Kim Yong-ui, a colleague from the LG days. “(Chae) Eun-seong, who ate bread wet with tears, should do well. I know Eun-seong well. Players who have practiced silently like this are realizing their FA dream. This is the true taste of being a professional,” said Eun-seong Chae highly. .
The following is a Q&A with Chae Eun-seong.
Q. Does an eagle jumper look good on you?
I still feel a bit more awkward. I guess I’ll have to get used to it. This free agency period was a time to look back on everything up until now. When I was playing baseball, FA was not my goal. Every year, I have come this far after thinking a lot about how I can do better.
Q. When did you decide to go to Hanwha?
When the free agent route opened, Hanwha contacted me for the first time. Also, he offered good conditions from the beginning. My heart moved. I was talking about this and that with LG, but LG, my family’s team, was at a time when the salary cap was full… Hanwha said they needed me. I was told what kind of appearance I was expecting, and I gained trust. There were many complicated situations, but whenever I asked for a little more time or needed more time, Hanwha was the team that believed in me and waited for me.
Q. I should also say hello to the fans.
First of all, I really want to say thank you to the LG fans. There were times when I was good and times when I was not. Still, I am very grateful to the LG fans who always cheered me on and sang cheering songs. Received so much love. The cheering song was also very good. Actually, the cheering song was not good from the beginning. When I sang that cheering song for the first time, there must have been a song like this… . Hearing it made me feel so good. Infinite love of LG fans. I really can’t forget
I am excited to meet Hanwha fans. Looking at Hanwha while LG is there, there are many young pitchers and good fielders, so I look forward to it. In one word, Hanwha is potential. I see this as a team with potential. I think this is a team that will only get better in the future. I haven’t met my fans yet, but when I looked at them when I was at LG, I felt that they were passionate and really good fans. Expect a lot. And I’m moving in February. This is the building next to the apartment where (Lee) Taeyang, a junior from school, lives. You can get help from Taeyang, who lives in Daejeon, and you will be able to adapt well in Daejeon.
Q. No Hanwha players can go to the WBC?
Of course it’s a pity. However, it is the technical committee members who represent the country, and I think they made the best choice. We have to think of our team, Hanwha, with regret. Now the national team has all been eliminated, but now I have to do my best as a Hanwha player again, so I think I need to think about that more.
I also think it’s not enough. I can’t help but feel sad, but looking at each of the fielders, all of them were good players. (Kim) Hyeon-soo hyung played on the same team, and Park Gun-woo, who I saw from the other side, is also a great player. I think players with a lot to learn are selected for the WBC. To talk about Hanwha a bit more, our team has a lot of young players. In the 2027 WBC, pitchers like Moon Dong-ju will be able to appear. Dong-ju was unfortunate this time, but since he is a pitcher with a really good ball, he thinks he has a good chance if he takes good care of his body and shows a good figure like this.
Q. Please predict the WBC scores of Ko Woo-seok and Jung Woo-young, who were colleagues during the LG days.
WBC Ko Woo-seok will just be scoreless no matter what country the hitter is. Jung Woo-Young will also have a high chance of blocking it with a scoreless goal. (Go) Wooseok thought that both courage and courage were good when he was a closer pitcher at LG. He was a strong-hearted pitcher. (Jung) I only met Wooyoung at Cheongbaekjeon, wow! The ball is really good. So he felt that a ground ball was coming out. He used to think that as a hitter, he threw a really hard ball. And from the viewer’s point of view, I imagine that the match between hitter Ohtani and pitcher Go Woo-seok would be really fun. Ohtani is a left-handed hitter, so Woo-seok should play rather than Woo-young. As a senior, I will of course support Ko Woo-seok, but I am really curious about how Ohtani and Ko Woo-seok will end up. I will be a viewer, but it’s a really fun match from the viewer’s point of view.” 바카라
Q. It’s a surprise question. What is the expected performance of Hanwha hitter Chae Eun-seong versus LG pitchers Ko Woo-seok and Jung Woo-young in 2023?
I’ll just predict this for fun. I think I should aim for at-bat hits. My grades are… the finish, so if I get 10 at-bats in 2023, I want to aim for 5 hits in 10 at-bats and 50%. They’ll have to. They’re too good pitchers.”
Q. Have you decided on a position at Hanwha?
I am preparing both infield and outfield gloves. Right now, I think I will be able to play a lot as an outfielder this year, so shouldn’t I focus on the outfield first… In fact, there are many good players in terms of power. Okay. The position is important, but I think it’s more important to help the ballpark to look as good as possible at baseball and to make the atmosphere like that.
Q. Do you have a motto to express Chae Eun-seong’s mindset in 2023?
It’s a fire against God. It happened a few years ago at LG. It means that if you believe in the sweat you shed, you will not be shaken. I am making that my motto now. They say true effort never betrays you, but when I played baseball, I sometimes betrayed it. I don’t think it’s all about working hard. There is not a single athlete who does not try hard. That’s why I vaguely don’t betray my efforts. Rather than saying that, I want to believe in the sweat shed even though they are players who have all the skills to some extent while playing the mental sport of baseball. And how much can you calm down in that situation? The first player who said that to me was Lee Jeong-yong.
Q. Do you have 18 times when you go to karaoke?
Ha ha ha… I know you’re trying to do that. none.
Q. No. I will use it as BGM when KBS Sports News goes out.
then there is It is the old gambit (sensibility). I like 90’s songs. I really like 90’s songs like this. Kim Min-jong’s Like a Fool is number 18. And I like HOT songs and Sechs Kies songs. I believe that later, the Hanwha cheerleaders and cheerleader will make good cheering songs.
I hope that Ko Woo-seok and Jung Woo-young, who are going to the WBC, will come back healthy and scoreless, and all of the Hanwha Eagles players are now preparing well to go to spring camp. Please look forward to the changed appearance of Hanwha. I will prepare really hard.