The tragedy of a 38-year-old third baseman… 93% of the shock evaporated, where is the glory of the Samsung Dynasty?
On the 27th, NC completed and officially announced the 2023 season salary contract. The player who stands out the most is Park Seok-min (38). The 2023 season salary contract was completed at 50 million won, a whopping 650 million won cut from the annual salary of 700 million won in the 2022 season. A whopping 93% reduction. 메이저놀이터
NC failed to advance to the postseason for two consecutive years after winning the combined championship in 2020. There are only six billionaires. In particular, Park Seok-min has nothing to say. In 123 games in the 2020 season, it was okay with a batting average of 0.306, 14 homers, 63 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.902. However, in 59 games in the 2021 season, a batting average of 0.257, 10 homers, 41 RBIs, OPS 0.841, and a batting average of 0.149, 2 RBIs, 3 runs, OPS 0.409 in 16 games in the 2022 season.
Park Seok-min signed a 3-year, 4.7 billion won contract with NC in the 2019-2020 FA market. No matter who sees it, this contract is a ‘blowout’. Over the past 2 years his productivity has been so low. It was true that after the Corona 19 drinking wave and penalty in 2021, sluggishness and residual injuries overlapped, and it fell sharply. It was natural that 93% of the annual salary of 650 million won had evaporated.
According to the industry, Park Seok-min has an extraordinary desire to make a comeback, and is preparing for this season more fiercely than anyone else. If there is no more performance, the word retirement is bound to come out. Since he is in private training in the Philippines, he did not even attend the New Year’s party on the 16th.
Manager Kang In-kwon named Park Seok-min as the starting third baseman this season. With the departure of third baseman resources such as Roh Jin-hyeok (Lotte) and Park Joon-young (Doosan), a golden opportunity came to Park Seok-min. There are also Do Tae-hoon and others, but Director Kang gave priority to veterans.
Realistically, it is difficult for Park Seok-min to recover the athletic ability and destructive power he had during the Samsung Dynasty this season. Director Kang knows it too. However, Director Kang believed that Park Seok-min would make a comeback at the New Year’s Party. There is no doubt that the veteran is good at baseball and that the team gains momentum when he takes center stage in the dugout. For an NC who has had a history of leaving for one reason or another, it is important to enhance team chemistry through Park Seok-min.
Park Seok-min is from the Samsung Dynasty, and has signed FA contracts worth 13 billion won on two occasions in NC alone. He is the 11th ranked FA conglomerate. The splendid glory of the past is gone, and the fight is whether or not to raise the value again from the bottom. There is no law telling Park Seok-min not to take over the baton of Park Byeong-ho (KT) and Roh Kyung-eun (SSG) in the 2022 season in 2023. As long as he is healthy, his basic baseball sense is a full veteran.