The Hanwha Eagles will hold its spring camp at Melbourne Ball Park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia from the 1st to the 19th (Korea time). The management team arrived at the site early in late January to prepare for the camp, and the team arrived on the 30th of last month, rested until the 31st, and began to carry out the “three-day training one-day rest” schedule from the 1st.월카지노주소
By the way, Melbourne Ball Park is the home ground for the Melbourne Aces of the Australian professional baseball. Melbourne ranked fourth among the six teams in the 2023-2024 Australian Baseball regular season with 21 wins and 19 losses. It has successfully advanced to the postseason. Although the season ended with a 1-2 loss to the Adelaide Giants, which took the top spot in the regular season in the semifinal, the equivalent of the playoff of the KBO League, it had a significantly better season than the 2022-2023 season, which ranked third in the Southwest League with 15 wins and 21 losses.
Will Hanwha be able to receive the honor of Melbourne? Hanwha is also desperate to advance to the postseason. KBS N Sports commentator Kim Tae-kyun said through his YouTube channel “TK52” that Hanwha already had to compete to advance to the postseason last year. “If Ahn Chi-hong, Kim Kang-min and Lee Jae-won join us this season, we should try to win the Korean Series.”
Commentator Kim Tae-kyun has a point. In fact, Hanwha ended its relationship with its former coach in the early part of the 2023 season and changed its coach position to Choi Won-ho’s was tantamount to a firm declaration that “there will be no more rebuilding.” However, there were sections that enjoyed good mood after Choi took office, but it did not last long.
Consequently, the lineup was weak. The team also failed to garner strong evaluations for its defense capability. Ahn Chi-hong was recruited from the FA market this winter to strengthen the right side of the infield, and Kim Kang-min and Lee Jae-won were recruited from the 2nd draft and release players markets to strengthen their defense and home turf. Watchers say that Ahn made substantial investments.
Indeed, attention is being paid to Ahn Chi-hong (34) and Kim Kang-min (42), the 76-year-old duo. As for Lee Jae-won, his productivity has fallen so low over the past two to three years that he cannot guarantee a revival. However, Ahn Chi-hong and Kim Kang-min have displayed the best performance among players in the same position and around the same age. One of the key points to watch is how they will strengthen their offense and defense at Hanwha and what kind of synergy they will generate.
Hanwha’s biggest achievement in the 2023 season is that it has firmly established the pillars of pitching and hitting Moon Dong-ju and Noh Si-hwan. If they continue their best performances in the league this year, they will have an average and build a strong foundation for their team. On top of that, if veteran pillars and even Ahn Chi-hong and Kim Kang-min show their expectations, it is not impossible to compete in the postseason.
Experts predict the mid- to low ranking again this year, but Hanwha plans to make all-out efforts to increase its team average this year. In the wake of Melbourne’s regularity.