Will it be possible to rebound from last place for 3 consecutive years?

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The Hanwha Eagles, who were humiliated at the bottom for three consecutive years, recruited three off-season free agents from outside.

Hanwha, which recruited three outside free agents ahead of the 2015 season, is aiming to leap to the middle ranks as well as escape from the bottom by reinforcing the ‘three outside free agents’ again after 8 years. 메이저사이트

Hanwha, which was at the bottom (9th place) in 2014, replaced the head coach ahead of the 2015 season and recruited coach Kim Seong-geun. And they recruited three outside free agents to reinforce their strength. He signed a four-year contract with Bae Young-soo, who led the Samsung dynasty, for 2.15 billion won, and a four-year, 3.2 billion won contract with Kwon Hyuk. And Song Eun-beom, who became a free agent at KIA, was recruited for 3 years and 3.4 billion won.

Hanwha, which was in last place for three consecutive years from 2012 to 2014, reinforced its pitching staff as coach Kim Seong-geun requested. At times, the number of pitchers who can play ‘Kim Seong-geun Baseball’, which is an advantage of pitcher management and bee mounds, is increased to the extent that it is seen as ‘excessive work’.

Hanwha, which went all-in on pitching, created a sensation in 2015 with the leadership of manager Kim Seong-geun. By the middle of the season, they were on the verge of advancing to the postseason, but at the end of the season, due to the players’ physical decline, they finished in 6th place. Still, the ranking rebounded from the bottom of the previous year to 6th, and Hanwha fans were excited with ‘Marijuana’ baseball.

Hanwha ranked last for three consecutive years again from 2020 to 2022. During the 2020 season, coach Han Yong-deok resigned, and Choi Won-ho, acting manager, finished in 10th place. Afterwards, the foreign coach Subero was recruited and the rebuilding began, and the rankings for the past two years remained at the bottom.

In the offseason, Hanwha had a front reorganization such as general manager. Hanwha, which received financial support from its parent company, signed Chae Eun-seong, a mid-to-long-distance hitter who can be an outfielder and first baseman in the FA market, for 6 years and 9 billion won. Then, pitcher Lee Tae-yang, who had been sent away in a trade, was brought back with a 4-year, 2.5 billion won free agent contract. And infield utility Oh Seon-jin was signed with a 1+1 year 400 million won contract. We have finished recruiting up to three free agents from outside.

In the trade market, the pitcher, outfield, and infield were evenly reinforced by giving away prospect Woo-hyuk Byun and bringing in KIA Fireballer pitcher Seung-hyuk Han. Last year’s special rookie Moon Dong-ju is preparing for the first full-time season with a healthy body, and Kim Seo-hyun, the first overall rookie, also joined. 

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