Choo Shin-soo expressed regret over the generational change, “We must give young players a chance.”
Choo Shin-soo (SSG) expressed his regret about the selection of WBC players. He said that more young and promising players should have been selected.
On the 21st (Korean time), Choo Shin-soo of SSG Landers appeared on ‘DKNET’, a radio program in Dallas, Texas, USA, and expressed regret about the World Baseball Classic (WBC) player selection.
Choo Shin-soo had a strong desire for new faces to join the Korean national team, not players with a lot of experience in international competitions. Choo Shin-soo cited Kim Hyun-soo (LG Twins) as an example. Kim Hyun-soo first joined the national team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and this WBC is his 10th international competition. Kim Hyun-soo is recording 76 hits in 209 bats, 4 homers, 46 RBIs, a batting average of 0.364 OPS and 0.991 in 59 games for the national team.
Choo Shin-soo said, “In the case of Japan, there are many new faces during international competitions. Kim Hyun-soo is a really good player who can represent Korea. But if it were me, I would have seen the future.” I think there should have been more,” he said.
He also expressed his displeasure with the pitching staff. Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG) and Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA Tigers) will participate in this tournament. Kim Gwang-hyun is the 7th international competition, and Yang Hyeon-jong is the 6th international competition stage. Kim Gwang-hyun had an average ERA of 3.43 in 16 games, and Yang Hyeon-jong had an average ERA of 2.43 in 10 games.
Choo Shin-soo said, “How long are Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong? Japanese media also say, ‘There is another Kim Kwang-hyun.'” It’s not possible,” he said. 먹튀검증
He added, “From a young age, if you go to an international tournament where many teams participate, such as the WBC, the feelings and mindset of these players will change.”
The player Choo Shin-soo used as an example was Moon Dong-ju (Hanwha Eagles). Moon Dong-ju was nominated by Hanwha in the first nomination of the 2022 rookie draft. Moon Dong-ju recorded an average ERA of 5.65 last season in 13 games (4 starts), 1 win, 3 losses, 2 holds, 28⅔ innings, 19 runs (18 ERA). He started against SSG, which was the last appearance of the season, and showed a good performance with 4 runs in 5 innings (3 earned) and won his first victory in his debut.
Choo Shin-soo said, “For example, there is Moon Dong-ju. Moon Dong-ju is said to have poor control, but from what I saw, there is no pitcher who throws as much.” It is. I regret that very much.”
Choo Shin-soo also expressed regret for An Woo-jin. An Woo-jin had a ‘school violence problem’ during Whimoon High School, and because of this, the KBO did not include An Woo-jin in the WBC list. Choo Shin-soo said, “It’s the same with An Woo-jin. An Woo-jin obviously did something wrong.” .
However, the fans’ reaction to Ahn Woo-jin’s remarks is cold. This is because the problem of school violence is still unresolved.