Choo Shinsoo has vowed to play in the second team

현역 마지막 준비하는 추신수, 왜 2군행도 괜찮다고 했을까

SSG Landers Choo Shin-soo, 42, has vowed to play in the second team if necessary to help the team become a powerhouse.

Shin-soo Choo, who announced his retirement from active duty this year, said in an interview on the 3rd, “I’ve been thinking about it since the end of the 2021 season. After last year’s season, I was 50/50 about retiring, but (Kim) Kang-min unexpectedly went to Hanwha, and I thought the team would be shaken without me. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that someone had to hold the team together,” he said of his retirement.

After graduating from Busan High School and signing with the Seattle Mariners, Choo headed straight to the United States, where he played for Seattle, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Texas, finishing his 16-year major league career (2005-2020) with a batting average of .275 (6087-for-1671), 218 home runs, 782 RBIs, 961 runs scored, 157 doubles, 토토사이트 and an OPS of .824 in 1652 games. In 2013, his career-high season, he finished 12th in National League MVP voting.

After a successful career in the Major Leagues

Shin-Soo Choo joined SSG in the KBO ahead of the 2021 season. In three years from 2021 to this year, he batted .266 (1252-for-325) with 49 home runs, 168 RBIs, 226 runs scored, 46 doubles, and an OPS of .819 in 361 games. In 2022, he led the team to its first Korean Series title since being renamed SSG.

After batting just 2-for-5 in 112 games last year (382 hits, 97 runs) with 12 homers, 41 RBIs, 65 runs scored, six doubles and an OPS of .777, Choo is determined to rebound in his final year in the game. “I don’t know what it’s going to be like going into the season,” he said, “but right now I’m relaxed. I might be nervous going into the season, but right now I’m relaxed. And of course, I’m preparing with the two words ‘championship’ engraved on my heart.”

When he announced his retirement plan on the 14th of last month,

He said, “Next year’s performance is important, but I would like to contribute to the team by training with the junior players in the Future Team at any time, depending on the team’s situation, and sharing my experiences and thoughts.” “The reason I decided to play for another year is not because I want to improve my personal performance. Winning comes first. I hope I don’t get in the way of the direction the team wants to go. I want this team to be a perennial powerhouse, not just a flash in the pan, and I want to be a part of that plan. If someone deserves a chance and I’m not there, then I need to make room for them,” he explained.

“It’s not like (Han) Yoo-seom, (Choi) Jung-i, or (Kim) Kwang-hyun are going to play baseball forever,” said Choo, who pointed out, “Someone has to take their place someday. I think it’s the role of the seniors and the coaching staff to find those players, create them, and help them. Seniors may think that they are losing their place, but they just need to do better. In order to be a strong team, even the seniors have to feel a certain amount of anxiety that their place could be taken away.” He emphasized the importance of position competition.

“We didn’t have that in our team. 안전 토토사이트 We’ve always had a problem with players struggling in the second half of the season after the summer and into the fall. “We are an older team, but I believe we can do well this year if we take good care of our bodies and don’t have any major injuries,” he said, adding that he expects the veteran players to perform well.

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