The 2023 World Series champion Texas Rangers have been very quiet this offseason. MLB.com reported on Thursday that Texas has shifted its focus from rebuilding to maintaining the status quo. At this point in 2021, Texas had invested more than $500 million in free agents Corey Seager, Marcus Semien and Jon Gray, according to MLB.com.… Continue reading ‘I’m done’ Champion’s laid-back: The Texans, the most laid-back of the 30 clubs, turn to the ‘status quo’…only adding depth”
The free agent closer, who has 169 career saves, has moved on to the Samsung Lions. And there’s a bullpen pitcher looking to follow in his footsteps: Park Young-hyun, 20, the “Hold King. He expressed strong confidence in his manager and did not hide his desire for the closer’s job. Park Young-hyun received the Skill… Continue reading Farewell to 169 FA saves → Final promotion to the U20 national team, but “only if the coach tells me to!” Confidence crumbles
Japan’s top baseball star, Shohei Ohtani (29), has announced a plan to donate about 60,000 gloves to elementary schools across Japan, sparking controversy because it excludes foreign schools such as Korean schools attended by overseas Koreans in Japan. The Saitama Shimbun, a Japanese media outlet, reported on Feb. 2, “Ohtani, who plays in the Major… Continue reading ‘Donating 60,000 gloves to elementary schools’ sparked controversy over Otani’s good deed, but discrimination at Chosun University? “I don’t want a gift, but…”
“Suwon Samsung will be reborn with the determination to reinvent itself. This is the apology that professional soccer team Suwon Samsung displayed on its billboards after confirming its automatic relegation. As if they had predicted the automatic relegation, the team quickly apologized to their fans. The fans, who fell silent in disbelief, booed. Suwon confirmed… Continue reading The ‘reinvention of the wheel’ that left fans cheering in vain
LG overtakes DB as the top team thanks to offensive and defensive harmony. Changwon LG combined the performances of Asem Marei, Yang Hong-seok, Jung Hee-jae, and Lee Jae-do to defeat Wonju DB 91-70 in the 2023-24 Korean Basketball Association at Wonju General Gymnasium on Tuesday. With the result, LG moved up one spot to second… Continue reading ‘One person is enough’: Asem Marei on his ‘powerful presence’ beyond DB Acid
In what would be a surprise to his agent, free agent Im Chan-gyu made a surprise appearance at the LG Fan Festival. The surprise came on the day his agent left for the United States, but LG fans gave him one of the loudest cheers at the event. Im Chan-gyu greeted LG fans at the… Continue reading Free agent Im Chan-kyu laughs off ’60 billion demand’…Agent America Day, LG fan meeting ‘surprise visit’, and more!
Midway through the season, Kirk McCarty, 28, was one of the most powerful lefties in the KBO. Despite his small frame, he throws a fastball that can reach up to 150 kilometers per hour. He mixed it up with a cutter and a curveball that had a slight velocity differential that made hitters swing and… Continue reading A left-handed foreigner who throws 150km has been released to the market… but will he leave Korea?
How will Lee Jung-hoo perform in the major leagues? Based on his performance in the KBO as of November 30 (local time), Lee has a relatively good chance of making it to the big leagues. In terms of batting average, which is his most influential statistical category, Pitchfinder notes that he has a career strikeout… Continue reading “Lee will hit .330 to .335 with double-digit home runs in the second half of the season” Prospect “Plays 1 or 2 on an offense-deprived team”
‘Superman’ Jo Jae-ho (NHK Card) defeated Lee Young-hoon (Eswai) in a full-set thriller to reach his first quarterfinal of the season. Cho defeated Lee 3-2 in straight sets in the PBA quarterfinals of the Haiwon Resort PBA-LPBA Championship at the Haiwon Grand Hotel in Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do on Monday. Cho got off to a shaky start… Continue reading ‘Superman’ Cho advances to PBA quarterfinals with full-set win…will face ‘Spanish God’ Montes
Kylian Mbappe is the “ace” of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in France. He wants to be a true PSG ‘No. 1’. Ahead of this season, PSG underwent a major roster overhaul. The key was to get rid of the big names. Recognizing that their superstar signings were only going to get them so far, PSG sold… Continue reading “Shock! Mbappe was happy to see Messi, Neymar leave”…Mbappe’s closest confidant reveals “he was also happy to see Ramos, Verratti go”