Doosan Bears’ genius shortstop Kim Jae-ho’s watch doesn’t stop in 2024. Doosan chose to accompany Kim Jae-ho amid the issue of honoring a one-club man veteran in the recent KBO second draft. 토토사이트 Doosan fans can never allow No. 52 to be engraved on other uniforms.
Kim Jae-ho’s second FA contract signed three years ago expired at the end of the 2023 season. Kim Jae-ho played in 91 games in the 2023 season and showed a veteran record with a batting average of 0.283/70 hits/ three home runs/ 29 RBIs. In the wild-card game, Kim Jae-ho started as the second batter and played the role of a table setter with two hits, one walk and three points.
The slower-than-expected growth of young fielders, including Lee Yoo-chan, Ahn Jae-seok, and Park Gye-beom, who challenged Kim Jae-ho’s position in 2023, also made them feel the high wall of genius shortstop. Doosan reportedly included Kim Jae-ho on the list of 35 players on the second draft protection list as well as the competitiveness that still works in the first division stage.
Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop said, Kim Jae-ho also performed well, so there is no reason not to do it together next year. Still, the team will become stronger only when young fielders jump over Kim Jae-ho. We have to compete fiercely to keep our positions and take them away from each other, he said, stressing the need for Kim Jae-ho.
Kim Jae-ho, who attended the Yang Jun-hyuk Sharing Hope charity baseball tournament held at Gocheok Dome on November 26, told reporters, I came to the tournament after a long time since I came out in the third tournament. I threw the ball hard because there was only a pitcher to do laughs. It was a good thing, so I had a fun day with my juniors, he said with a smile. Kim Jae-ho is a Bears living legend who is fully qualified to decide the last moment of his career himself. Kim Jae-ho is expected to challenge his limits once again by extending his active duty in the 2024 season.
Kim Jae-ho said, I think we should discuss it with the club in December first. I don’t play as much as I used to, so I have time to pay more attention to maintaining my physical condition and managing it. I’m trying to lift my body again from December while doing weight training now. At my age, it’s the first thing not to be sick laughs, he nodded.
Kim Jae-ho expected Doosan to compete for a tougher ranking in the 2024 season. It also meant that the team had to prepare for the season with a stronger mind.
Kim Jae-ho said, Low-ranked teams have strengthened their power this year, and if the season starts without many injuries like this year, a formidable competition for next year’s rankings is expected. If our team doesn’t get stronger, I think it’s a crisis that could fall next year. In order to make it to the semifinals again, the players must develop and be nervous that much, he stressed.
Kim Jae-ho attended the Bear’s Gathering held at Jamsil Stadium on the 25th and met with Doosan fans. Kim Jae-ho expressed his gratitude even more because he felt the great love of Doosan fans through fan signings and high-five events.
Kim Jae-ho said, I’m always grateful to Doosan fans. I felt particularly loved this year. As the Yang will returned, I felt that fans had a lot of nostalgia for the dynastic days that they won in 2015 and 2016. Jang Won-jun seems to be more disappointed because there are not many people left. It’s time for juniors to fill up a lot of those parts. I hope you will give a lot of support and encouragement to your juniors next year, he said.