Replacing Jeong Eun-won has a clear message… Now Hanwha has no ‘freedom to fail’, it’s win-now
The Hanwha Eagles began to aim for results in earnest.
In the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League SSG Landers match held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 14th, Hanwha infielder Jeong Eun-won got on base with a right-handed hit in the top of the 3rd inning, then advanced to second base with Noh Si-hwan’s walk. Hanwha finished the inning without scoring as Jeong Eun-won was out after running to third base in a chance for 1st and 2nd base.
Strangely, after the top of the 3rd inning, Chung Eun-won was immediately replaced by rookie infielder Moon Hyun-bin during the karate shift. According to Hanwha, there was nothing wrong with Jeong Eun-won’s body. In the end, it was close to a replacement of blame due to the failure to steal. Unfortunately, on this day, Hanwha fought bloody battles until the 12th inning, but due to lack of infielders, the game was played without a large runner 안전놀이터and large defense, and it ended in a 2-2 draw.
It’s just one case, but it’s a replacement that clearly shows that Hanwha has changed. Hanwha announced the appointment of Choi Won-ho as head coach on the 11th. Hanwha signed an unconventional contract with coach Choi for a total of 1.4 billion won (200 million won down payment, 300 million won annual salary, and 300 million won option) for three years. Manager Carlos Subero, who has led the team since 2021, has been sacked.
Hanwha said, “The fact that he has been in the club for the fourth season and has a detailed understanding of the squad, the leadership that brought out the potential of young players, and the management of the team that places players in the right places with a focus on ‘winning baseball’ shown in the Futures team, etc. was highly appreciated,” he said. It means that coach Choi wants to show the ‘winning baseball’ that he showed at Futures in the first team.
In the first game against Incheon SSG on the 12th, coach Choi said, “The club did not talk about winning baseball. I asked for a setup to play winning baseball from next year.” professed to be
Now, there is no ‘freedom to fail’ that manager Subero so shouted at Hanwha. Coach Subero emphasized the freedom to fail from the first time he saw the players in 2021 spring camp. He emphasized, “If players can play with confidence in their play, even if the results are not good right now, they can produce results when they face the same situation again.”
Athletes should run for performance, not growth. Now you have to accept the consequences of failure. New coach Choi also has a clear goal. You have to succeed in the sexual battle where your previous manager failed. If all of that is not achieved, the unconventional decision that overturned the manager and coaching staff in the middle of the season, like three years ago, will end in failure again.