Oh Ji-hwan (33), the third-year captain of the LG Twins in the Korean Baseball Organization, feels the weight of the armband will be heavier in 2024. That’s because it will be the first season that LG, which hasn’t won a championship in 29 years since 1994, will look to build a dynasty .His eyes are not only on where he is standing, but on the entire field. It is the captain’s responsibility to unite the infield and outfield, as well as the pitchers. “It’s a lot of responsibility,” Oh said at Incheon International Airport before departing for spring training on March 30, “and I’ll do my best to not be complacent and look back at what I can do and what the juniors and the team need.” He then shared the “big picture” he’s drawing.
First, he believes that the “defensive shift restriction” in effect this season is an advantage for LG.A shift is a tactic that involves placing an infielder between first and second base or between third base and the shortstop, leaving one side of the field completely empty in order to contain a hard-hitting hitter. Oh’s rationale lies in LG’s center field, which boasts the best in the 10 clubs. Anchored by shortstop Oh, catcher Park Dong-won, second baseman Shin Min-jae, and center fielder Park Hae-min, the center line is highly competitive in both offense and defense .The analysis is that LG will have an advantage when the shift is eliminated, as the defense of each player will be crucial.
“We have a lot of friends with a wide range of defenses,” says Oh Ji-hwan. In particular, Hae-min, me, Min-jae, and Dong-won have a strong center line, which will be an advantage. “He also expressed confidence in the pitching staff, which lost closer Go Woo-seok to the MLB and bullpener Ham Deok-joo to injury .”Last year’s 42 come-from-behind wins were only possible because we had candidates who could step in even if someone was out,” Oh said, promising that “this season you will see exactly what we call ‘depth’ (a thick layer of players).””There are a lot of people who want to step into that (vacant) spot, so I think it’s actually a good thing because it increases the competition,” he said, adding, “Even if (Yoo) Young-chan makes 30 saves, it increases our chances of winning. Until Deuk-joo comes back, we have Kim Yoo-young and Yoon Hosol.”He hasn’t forgotten about himself, either. This is the first year of a six-year, 12.4 billion won multi-year contract he signed with LG ahead of the 2023 season.” My next plan is to play for two or three more years,” 온라인카지노 Oh said, adding, “I will not settle for anything less than 144 games and 1,000 innings.”