Jeong Yong-jin, owner of SSG Landers, wants to redefine the standard for what he considers to be a ‘commuting investment’ for the team.
On the 14th (Korean time), owner Jeong Yong-jin visited the 2023 SSG Spring Camp again in Vero Beach, Florida, USA. Owner Jeong, who also made a surprise visit on the 12th and prepared a dinner for the players, encouraged the players while touring the training grounds to see the players training that day.
Jeong Dan-joo met with reporters who were covering the players at the camp site and talked about his baseball management philosophy. In the process, owner Jeong made a difference by saying that the SSG club’s “total investment” was a wrong idea and that it should be corrected.
Several clubs such as Lotte Giants, Doosan Bears, and Hanwha Eagles are increasing their investments this season due to the influence of owner Chung’s investment. Regarding such a trend, owner Jeong said, “This will be a precedent for other clubs, and it is what I really hope that the level of Korean professional baseball as a whole will increase through investment and interest expansion.”
SSG won its first regular season championship last year. In addition, it also achieved a record of winning the regular season’wire-to-wire’ for the first time in the history of the KBO League, which celebrated its 40th anniversary. The foundation was an investment.
In the 2021 season, when he first entered the KBO league, injured pitchers came out one after another, struggling with mound management and failing to advance to the postseason. Until the final game of the season, they competed fiercely for the 5th place, but in the end, they could not laugh. It was different last season.
With the founding in 2021, they invested in major leaguers Choo Shin-soo (2021) and Kim Gwang-hyun (2022) for a quick team reconstruction, and last year signed a multi-year contract with Moon Seung-won, Park Jong-hoon, and Hanyu Island for the first time in KBO. They also tried to reinforce the mound by recruiting two veteran pitchers, Noh Kyung-eun and Koh Hyo-jun.
In addition, ahead of the 2022 season, a large amount of about 4 billion won was invested to transform the clubhouse into a major league style. Owner Chung’s SSG invested generously to produce results. A solid investment led to results.
However, owner Jung hoped that such a series of support would not be considered a ‘big investment’. This meant, of course, that the club had to continue to invest in order to be competitive and show good games to fans. “Personally, it is regrettable that the investment we are making is considered a ‘big investment’ when you see it. In the future, I hope that our club’s investment will be a ‘minimum investment’ rather than a ‘large investment’.” 온라인카지노
Recruiting players and investing in facilities for players was an explanation that could be interpreted as leading to industrialization only when clubs continued to compete without sparing investment in the future.