NC Dinos officially announced on the 17th, “We signed a non-FA multi-year contract with ‘Lefty Ace’ Koo Chang-mo.” NC divided the terms of the contract into two options, considering the fact that the period for obtaining FA (free agent) qualification for Gu Chang-mo differs depending on the performance in international competitions.
The contract between Koo Chang-mo and NC is a contract period of 6 years from 2023 to 2028 when FA qualification is obtained after the end of the 2024 season, an annual salary of 9 billion won and an incentive of 3.5 billion won, a total of 12.5 billion won. In this case, the contract period is 6+1 years from 2023 to 2029, and the guaranteed annual salary for 6 years is 8.8 billion won, and the contract is worth up to 13.2 billion won, including incentives and execution of the 7th year contract.
NC said, “This contract is NC’s first non-FA multi-year contract, and was made for the purpose of preemptively securing key selection resources, motivating players, stabilizing the starting pitching staff, and implementing a mid- to long-term plan to organize the squad.” The long-term contract of a player with more than two seasons remaining until qualification was the first case in the KBO League, and the long-term contract was able to bear fruit as the club and the player wished to stay together for a long time.”
Koo Chang-mo started his professional life after being nominated by NC with the 3rd overall pick in the 2nd 1st round in the 2015 rookie draft. 토토사이트 In the early days of his joining, he did not show much difference from other pitchers who did not have much experience, but he started to stand out in earnest by marking 10-7 with an ERA of 3.20 in 23 games in the 2019 season. And in 15 games in the 2020 season, he went 9-0 with an average ERA of 1.74 and emerged as an ‘ace’.
Koo Chang-mo missed an entire year from the middle of the 2020 season to the 2021 season due to an injury, but returned to the mound this year and posted an excellent record of 11 wins, 5 losses and an ERA of 2.10 in 19 games. His career record is 46 wins and 34 losses in 163 games, and an average ERA of 3.74, and he is evaluated as being able to carry on the lineage of Korea’s left-handed ace, which was led by Ryu Hyun-jin, Kim Gwang-hyun, and Yang Hyeon-jong.
Koo Chang-mo’s non-FA multi-year contract was carried out in a snap. Gu Chang-mo, who contacted ‘My Daily’ right after the official announcement came out, said, “It was a contract I hadn’t even thought of, but the agent contacted me. It took about a week to receive an offer from NC. The contract offered by the club was so good Because of that, I was able to sign without worrying too much,” he said happily.
NC presented a large-scale contract, but if you look only at the annual average amount, it is a little over 2 billion. What is the background of Gu Chang-mo choosing a long-term contract with NC in a situation where a bigger picture can be drawn through free agency? He said, “Usually, long-term contracts are signed one year before free agency. However, I have at least two more seasons left before I get my first free agent, and the military service issue has not been resolved.”
Continuing, Chang-mo Koo said, “Despite the many risks, the club offered me a good contract. I felt that the club cared about me a lot. Overall, I had a strong idea of ’making a choice without regret'” and “I was motivated by a big contract.” I feel a sense of responsibility. I have a lot of thoughts that I need to do better in health in the future.”
Gu Chang-mo has no doubts about his skills anymore. However, his biggest drawback is ‘health’. It’s been 7 years since he wore the uniform in 2015, but the biggest reason why Gu Chang-mo has not yet obtained the FA qualification. For this reason, NC proposed a contract with two conditions considering the timing of Gu Chang-mo’s FA qualification. Koo Chang-mo’s future goal is definitely a ‘full-time’ season.
Koo Chang-mo said, “I came back after a long rehabilitation this year, and I was able to come back healthy thanks to the support of the fans. It seems like half of it,” he said. “I want to set many records in NC in the future, as well as wearing the Taegeuk mark.” he said forcefully.