“Honestly, the past two years have fallen behind”.
It is already the last year of the FA contract. Doosan Bears veteran shortstop Kim Jae-ho (38) reflected on his past mistakes and expressed his determination to change.
Jaeho Kim signed a second FA contract for a total of 2.5 billion won over three years ahead of the 2021 season. However, he was sluggish both years. In 2021, he had a batting average of 0.209 (44 hits in 211 at-bats), 1 home run, 24 RBIs and an OPS of 0.567 in 89 games. Last year, he was sluggish with a batting average of 0.215, 1 home run, and 21 RBIs in 102 games.
And it was the final year of his free agent contract. He clearly has the motivation to show a different side of himself.
Also, the trust of his new commander-in-chief is still the same.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “Kim Jae-ho is important to the fielder side. Whether it is a starter or a substitute, nothing has been decided yet. As I go to comfort my juniors, I look forward to a role that sometimes pushes less experienced shortstops and sometimes knocks them on the butt. In recent years, He may be sluggish and depressed, but regardless, I want him to lead me as a senior member of the team.”
Kim Jae-ho, whom I met at the camp on the 5th, said, “I have to do well. I want to do well. It will come. If you do well, you have prepared well.” 카지노사이트
He has been candid about his lackluster performance over the past two years.
Kim Jae-ho said, “For the past two years, I thought, ‘I’m a senior, so let’s take it easy. It’s OK to be gentle. My shoulder is also not good.’ I received it. I erased those thoughts and tried to work harder than my younger friends. I have to work hard to the point where I can keep up.”
He said he would show a different side of himself to his teammates and juniors. It was announced at a meal with the players after last season.
Kim Jae-ho said, “Last year, after the season, we talked while eating together. ‘I’m sorry. I was left behind. I should have given criticism or praise for the team, but I couldn’t do that part. I admit it. Next year, I will say bitter things and take the lead. I’ll do it, so I’m trying to put it into practice.”
He is practicing what he says. During the warm-up, Kim Jae-ho stands in the front row and shouts “fighting” to raise his spirits. He said, “I can’t fall back just because I’m old now. I have to fight in front of me so that my juniors will follow.”
One wish of Jaeho Kim is to change the perspective of the fans.
Kim Jae-ho emphasized, “I’ve been booed a lot by people for the past two years. I want to do it while receiving a lot of cheers this year. I’m working hard for that.”