The fact that only the WBC (World Baseball Classic) national team has produced 6 players is something LG, the ‘National University Twins’, can feel proud of. However, on the other hand, there may be concerns about the regular season in that it is held before the opening. LG director Yeom Gyeong-yeop asked how he was preparing for this unfamiliar situation.
Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said on the 9th, “About 43 people are going to the Arizona camp. We bring a lot in advance in case six members of the national team are missing. We plan to bring a lot of pitchers.” As he was in charge of the composition of the national team as the technical chairman before taking office as head coach, he seemed not to be taken aback by the departure of six members of the national team (Kim Hyun-soo, Park Hae-min, Oh Ji-hwan, Ko Woo-seok, Jung Woo-young, and Kim Yun-sik). He said that he would proceed with the spring camp as prepared, saying, “Even when I was the technical chairman, I thought that six people would go like this.”
LG will hold a spring camp in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA from the 1st of next month. However, from the 14th, 6 national team members will move to the national team camp. Coach Min-ho Kim is also taking over as the national team’s third base operations coach.
Taking into account rest days, there are only about 10 days left for all campers to train together. So this time, we decided to focus on team training at the beginning of the camp. 메이저놀이터
Head coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “The players who pass the national team go on the 14th. Then, before that, you have to learn basic training related to team strategy. There will be. There are things I did in the past when I was a defensive coach, but (Oh) Ji-hwan will know all of them. The other two (Kim Hyun-soo and Park Hae-min) are fine because they are in the outfield, but instead, we have to match the base base strategy. Because a one-run game is important.” explained.
It was expected from the time he put together the national team puzzle as the technical chairman, but from the point of view of the team in charge, the departure of six people may not be entirely welcome. Director Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “I think it’s good to spend actively,” and drew a big picture.
Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “If you look at the camp management, six key players are missing, so there are a lot of opportunities for other players.” In addition, “It will be a good experience for the other 5 players except Kim Hyun-soo, who has a lot of experience in the national team. If you go to an international competition, you may be injured and have physical problems. It’s a trigger,” he said.
In fact, coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop thought that even catcher Park Dong-won, who had excellent throwing skills, would be selected for the national team. Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “It’s disappointing to see Park Dong-won as an individual. International competitions are an opportunity to grow a lot… When you think about adapting to the team, there are some things that are fortunate.”
Meanwhile, the main team of the LG team leaves for the United States on the 30th of this month. Director Yeom Kyung-yeop plans to start ahead of that and check the preparations.