Choo Shin-soo, who has been silent for nearly a month… How does the new season play?￼
SSG Choo Shin-soo (41) has been silent for nearly a month after the controversy over his remarks regarding the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team.토토사이트
Currently, Choo Shin-soo is participating in the team spring camp at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, Florida, USA. On January 18, he called his teammates Park Jong-hoon and Lee Heung-ryeon to their home in Texas to exercise together, and on the 25th of the same month, they began to warm up in earnest at the campsite.
However, news about Choo Shin-soo is rarely heard at the camp site. This is because Choo Shin-soo is not in contact with the media. Earlier, on the 21st of last month, Choo Shin-soo stood at the center of controversy with a remark he made on a Korean radio broadcast in Dallas, the United States. Kiwoom Ahn Woo-jin, who had a history of being disciplined for school violence, expressed his dissatisfaction with not being selected for the WBC national team, and said to the effect that the generational change of the national team had not been properly performed. He was criticized for making rash remarks while ignoring the context that the baseball world carefully selected the national team.
A number of reporters visited the camp site in the middle of this month, giving us an opportunity to rectify the situation. Choo Shin-soo hinted at the possibility of an interview, but he did not respond. In the meantime, baseball commentator Park Chan-ho received a related question on the 14th and said, “Isn’t it that the national team has changed generations? The times do not want An Woo-jin yet,” he said. The aftermath of the remarks continues everywhere, but the person concerned is not showing any movement.
It is impossible to be consistent with inaction forever. Ahead of the opening of the KBO League on April 1st, it should be pointed out. SSG will hold the first training session in Florida until February 26th, and the second training session with an evaluation match in Okinawa, Japan from February 28th to March 8th. From March 13 to 28, 14 exhibition games will be held and the opening ceremony will be held.
Choo Shin-soo renewed the contract for 1.7 billion won, a 1 billion won cut from last year’s annual salary of 2.7 billion won. This is the result considering the salary cap system that will be applied from this season. He appeared in 112 games last season, posting a batting average of .259 (106 hits in 409 at-bats), 16 homers, 58 RBIs, 15 stolen bases, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of .812. After the 2021 season, most of them played as a designated hitter due to the influence of elbow ligament joint surgery.
This year, we plan to increase the proportion of outfield appearances. An SSG official said, “Currently, Shin-soo Choo is in good shape and is preparing well.” Hanyu Island and Choo Shin-soo, whose main positions are right fielders, will take over the outfield defense in a 4:2 ratio. The official said, “In the 6 consecutive games, Hanyu Island plays 4 games and Choo Shin-soo plays 2 games as an outfielder.”