Filling the Pedi Gap, It’s Too Hard

“I think it’s a case of two people doing the work of one pedi.”

The NC Dinos and head coach Kang In-hwa have a big task ahead of them in the 2024 season. It’s to erase Pedi’s legacy.

NC had a lot of fun last season with “Super Ace” Pedi. He won 20 games by himself. He had a 2.00 ERA and struck out a whopping 209 batters. Won three pitching titles, a Golden Glove, and MVP honors.

Then he left. He signed a two-year, $15 million contract with the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball. Because of Pedi, 바카라사이트 NC fans have already raised the bar for foreign players. No matter who comes, they’re not likely to be impressed.

Coach Kang is also worried about this. “Pedi’s presence was too big. The performance was powerful. It will probably stay with us. It’s hard for foreign players, and it’s hard for me, too,” he said honestly.

However, Kang is not without hope for a breakthrough.

“If you look at it the other way around, think of Pedi winning 20 games by himself. The rest of the players on the bench didn’t fulfill expectations. So, if the two new foreign players who joined the team this season can accumulate a certain number of wins, I think they can fill in the gap for Pedi.”

NC won four games before Widener, who was brought in with Peddie, was sent home. Tanner, who replaced him, won five. The total is nine wins, but the team hasn’t looked intimidating at all. According to Kang, if each of the new foreigners can get at least 10 wins, they can match last year’s combined 29 wins from foreign players. NC made it to the Korean Series even with one foreign slot broken.

Expectations are high. NC coincidentally signed two lefties. Castano and Hart. The two pitchers have a lot of similarities. Neither is a true power pitcher, but they have good command of their pitches, good command of the game, and know how to fight with hitters. “We said, ‘Let’s get the best players, not the type,'” Kang said, “but we chose two lefties.” “The KBO is dominated by left-handed hitters. So left-handed starters have an advantage. Also, 토토사이트 순위 the pitch clock is not enforced, and it becomes important to control runners, so left-handed pitchers may have an advantage.”

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