The hope thrown by Noh Kyung-eun, the ‘unbreakable heart’ recalled by Kim Kon-guk
After the 2018 season, Noh Kyung-eun, who obtained the qualification as a free agent (FA), had to spend a year as a lost child while being shunned by her original team Lotte and other clubs. He could have found a new team through a sign-and-trade during the 2019 season, but it was ultimately canceled.
However, for a year, Noh Kyung-eun did not miss the string to return to the player while sharing the joys and sorrows with university players at Dong-Eui University in Busan. Eventually, after the 2019 season, he signed a contract with Lotte, who constantly watched his physical condition, and succeeded in returning. .
After his return, he recorded 8 wins and 15 losses in 189⅓ innings in 39 games (35 starts) in two seasons at Lotte. As his two-year contract ended, Lotte had the right to reserve, but he released him as a free agent without re-signing with Noh Kyung-eun. 먹튀검증
And Roh Kyung-eun once again burned his will to extend his active service by not refusing to take the test, and was put on the SSG Landers uniform. Noh Kyung-eun sexually proved that SSG’s choice was not wrong. Last year, Noh Kyung-eun recorded an average ERA of 3.05 with 12 wins, 5 losses, 1 save and 7 holds in 41 games, and became an indispensable contributor to SSG’s overall victory.
The indomitable will of Noh Kyung-eun, who did not give up, was a hope for other release players. The same was true for Kim Kun-guk (35), whose contract with KIA was confirmed on the 11th. In particular, Kim Kon-guk was close with Noh Kyung-eun during his Lotte days.
Like Noh Kyung-eun, Kim Kon-guk’s career as an athlete was very difficult. Perhaps, it was a more eventful player career than Noh Kyung-eun. In 2006, he was a prospect named in the second round by Doosan, but after being released due to an elbow injury, he continued his active career by throwing the ball at the independent league Goyang Wonders. Afterwards, he rejoined NC in 2013, but moved to KT in 2014 in the second draft, and changed his Lotte uniform again with a trade in 2017.
In Lotte, he has established himself as a good pitching resource with a record of 7 wins, 5 losses, 4 holds, and an average ERA of 4.53 in 87 games. However, he was released after the 2021 season. Around the same time as Noh Kyung-eun, he took off his Lotte uniform. However, while Noh Kyung-eun was called by SSG, no club called Kim Kon-guk.