Lee Jung-hoo and Go Woo-seok’s 2023 season that everyone is paying attention to

Can Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes) and Go Woo-seok (25 years old, LG Twins), who have become a family, fulfill their dream of advancing to the Major League (MLB) side by side? 스포츠토토

The upcoming 2023 season for Lee Jung-hoo and Ko Woo-seok is an important season that will be a turning point in baseball life. It is a time that can be a stepping stone to make entering the MLB a reality, which has always been a dream since becoming a baseball player, but in order to do so, you have to make good grades that everyone can recognize.

Lee Jung-hoo was the best hitter in the KBO League last season. He swept the regular season Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Golden Glove while winning 5 batting crowns (batting average, hits, RBIs, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage) for the second time in history. It was truly heavenly after Lee Jung.

After evolving over the years, he finally expressed his will to enter the MLB, which he had kept in his heart. Lee Jung-hoo, who conveyed his intention to challenge the MLB through the posting system after the end of this season to his team Kiwoom, opened the way to cross the Pacific Ocean as Kiwoom approved it.

Both at home and abroad are predicting that there will be no major problems for Lee Jung-hoo to become a big leaguer after the end of the 2023 season. Still, Lee Jung-hoo is not complacent.

Lee Jung-hoo, who moved to the United States early and started training with senior major leaguer Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres), attended a meeting with a local agency to get acquainted with the atmosphere and began preparations for overseas expansion. In particular, the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which will be held from March, is expected to be a showcase for Lee Jung-hoo to show off his skills to MLB club officials.

At Kiwoom, he took over as captain for the new season and added responsibility. He is sweating hard with his firm will to win the last season before advancing overseas.

Go Woo-seok, who recently married Lee Jung-hoo’s younger brother and became a member of the ‘Wind Family,’ is also waiting for a new season more than ever.

He recently drew attention by turning down the offer of a multi-year contract from his team, LG. Considering his status as a KBO League closer and his position in the team, he could have been treated with the highest level, but Ko Woo-seok made the decision to give up the immediate big profits for his dream.

Ko Woo-seok, like Lee Jung-hoo, will be eligible for posting after the 2023 season. However, the situation is slightly different. Lee Jung-hoo can become a free agent (FA) immediately after the 2023 season by adding the number of registration days to be added by joining the national team, but Go Woo-seok can only explore overseas expansion through unconditional posting due to the lack of registration days. This means that LG’s permission is absolutely necessary.

For LG, the departure of a young closer in his mid-20s is bound to be painful. Still, there is a good chance that Go Woo-suk will be allowed to go abroad. There is also an example of Oh Seung-hwan (Samsung Lions), who reigned as the best closer in Korea and returned to Korea after passing through Japan and the United States and showing off his top-notch skills. There is no law saying that Go Woo-seok cannot be like Oh Seung-hwan.

Ko Woo-seok was also named to the WBC national team. If he continues his momentum in the league after making an impressive performance on the international stage, his overseas expansion can be accelerated.

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