The WBC to be held in March. The national team led by coach Lee Kang-cheol has 15 pitchers. Since this is a tournament with a pitch limit, the distinction between start, middle, and finish is expected to disappear. The reason why the KBO and the National Team Technical Committee entrusted manager Lee Kang-cheol with the baton is that Lee 메이저놀이터 is the best active manager and has excellent mound management skills.
Among the 15 pitchers, the selection resources are overflowing. Even so, the player who will take center stage on the mound and in the dugout is Gwang Hyeon-jong (Kim Gwang-hyeon, Yang Hyeon-jong). Kim Gwang-hyun lived up to his name by returning as a top-notch pitcher in the KBO League as soon as he finished his two-year career in the major leagues. Hyeonjong Yang’s performance over the past two to three years was not at the top level. However, he could not overlook his rich national team career. The reality is that there are still no people as trustworthy as the two of them.
However, Korean baseball cannot rely on Kwang Hyeon-jong forever. Situationally, it is highly likely that the two men’s Taegeuk mark careers will come to an end with this WBC. Once this WBC is over, it is unknown when the next major international tournament will be held.
It is known that the premiere 12 will not be held this year. There is a possibility that it will be held in 2024 or 2025. On the other hand, since baseball was held as an Olympic qualifier, it is possible to schedule the event in line with the 2028 LA Olympics, which will be held at the Olympics.
Given the current industry sentiment, there is no possibility that Kwang Hyeon-jong will be selected as a wild card for the Hangzhou Asian Games in September. APBC in November is also a tournament unrelated to Gwang Hyeon-jong. Baseball will not be held at the 2024 Paris Olympics. The next WBC is in 2027. Born in 1988, 35 years old, it is highly likely that this WBC will be the last Taegeuk mark in many ways.