SSG Landers appears to be serious about generational change, to the point where they immediately gave up their starting players.
SSG Landers is embarking on an unprecedented generational change. Summarizing MK Sports’ coverage
it is shocking to see that two veteran players in their 30s, who are considered immediate players 스포츠토토
were excluded from the 35-man protection list prepared by SSG ahead of the KBO 2nd draft.
These players are resources that any team would be interested in just from a power perspective.
Both players are attractive first-team immediate power resources who can immediately reinforce each team’s weaknesses.
In particular, one of the two players is likely to be drafted early in the first round.
The disadvantages are clear, but the advantages are just as clear.
The fact that it is free in terms of usability is also a definite strength.
The same goes for one other player.
Although various circumstances must be taken into consideration
there is a good chance that he will become very popular as his career in the first team has been solid.
In particular, it is difficult to easily recruit resources with sufficient first-team experience, and training them also takes a lot of time.
As these resources are a concern for most teams, a risky choice may be made.
An official from the metropolitan area A club said, “I heard that the SSG club is in an atmosphere where the justification for generational change is strong as they dismissed coach Kim Won-hyung
who led the team to third place this year after winning wire-to-wire last year,” and added
Both players excluded from the protected list are coached by Kim Won-hyung.
It seems highly likely that this result would not have been received if it had not been for the dismissal.
Through this second draft, not only SSG but also other clubs are expected to receive significant energy resources,” he said.
An official from the Region B club said, “I was surprised to receive the list from the club.
It was expected that many unexpected players would be excluded because it is a 35-man list
but the two veterans who were removed from SSG’s protected list are judged to be resources that can be fully utilized by the first team,” he explained.
This seems to fully confirm how strong SSG’s will for generational change is. Previously
SSG mentioned team innovation and generational change when dismissing former coach Kim Won-hyung
who led the team to a combined championship last year.
At the time, SSG Landers general manager Kim Seong-yong said,
The decision was made after careful consideration while reviewing this season within the club and considering the future direction.
He added, “We judged that the current team was aging, and thought, ‘How can we bring about change and innovation through generational change?
When deciding who would lead the team, the current director Kim Won-hyung decided that it would be a little difficult,” he explained.
When announcing the termination of the contract, the SSG club also explained the reason for the dismissal, saying
Poor performance is absolutely not the reason for contract termination,” and “the decision was made because change and innovation were needed.”
In addition, SSG said, “We decided that change and innovation were needed, including overall team management and player generation replacement.
Change was inevitable in order to renew the team and transform it into a stronger team that is more loved,” he explained, adding
As a result, the club went beyond the scope of changes to the composition of players and coaching staff and even carried out on-site leadership changes.”
SSG, which declared a generational change in this way
immediately made large-scale changes starting with the first and second team coaching staff.
Many veteran coaches from multiple franchises or who had been with the team for many years either moved teams or failed to renew their contracts.
The Futures coaching staff has been completely reorganized with the arrival of new coach Son Si-heon.
Furthermore, it has been confirmed through this second draft protection list that there will be large-scale changes in the first-team squad.
Previously, the KBO reintroduced the second draft in 2023 to level the league upward and ensure more opportunities for players. The second draft
which will be held again after the end of the 2023 season
will be held every other year as before, and selection will be conducted in rounds 1 to 3.
The number of designated protected players was reduced from 40 to 35 to facilitate player movement.
If you are in your 1st to 3rd year of joining the team, are a free agent in that year, and are included in the 35 protected players
but are transferred as a compensation player with a free agent contract before the 2nd draft, you are automatically excluded from the nomination.
This is a method in which the next round nomination is possible even after the upper round pass is declared.
Additionally, nominations are made in each round in reverse order of performance from the previous season.
After each club is nominated in the 1st to 3rd rounds, the 3 bottom ranked clubs are given the right to nominate 2 additional names, allowing them to nominate up to 5 people.
Meanwhile, to prevent player nominations from being concentrated towards a specific club, a team can nominate up to four players.
The transfer amount is 400 million won for the 1st round, 300 million won for the 2nd round, and 200 million won for the 3rd round, and 100 million won for the 4th round and below, which can be nominated by the bottom 3 teams.
Unless there is a major surprise, it is highly likely that one fielder among the two players excluded from the SSG list will be selected early in the first round.
The remaining player also has a good chance of being nominated if he decides to immediately improve the team’s strength.
The revived KBO 2nd draft will be held behind closed doors on November 22nd.
Attention is being paid to whether two veteran players in their 30s will wear another team’s uniform as soon as the SSG team excludes them from the protected list.