It was a life-changing trade.
Kiwoom Heroes infielder Kim Tae-jin (27) raised his salary. 20 million won increased from 100 million won in the 2022 season. That’s a 20% increase. It wasn’t like Lee Jung-hoo (1.1 billion won), who raised 350 million won, and Ahn Woo-jin (350 million won), who raised 200 million won, but it was a valuable salary increase, although it did not raise hundreds of millions.
Kim Tae-jin jumped from 85 million won to 100 million won in recognition of his performance in the 2021 season during the KIA days. He posted a score of 2.7 and 6 in 414 at-bats, sharing third base with Ryu Ji-hyeok. He seemed to be making a leap forward with a starter-level performance.
However, his place in his 2022 season has been elusive. When super rookie Kim Do-young joined, he fell out of the third base competition. He entered the opening entry and held the position for 15 days, but only entered 4 plate appearances. He was also pushed back in the back-up competition, and
he suffered a back injury and was taken off the line. He was on the path of a back-up agent that couldn’t be reclaimed. In an instant, light came. He was traded to Kiwoom in return for catcher Park Dong-won. Since then, the poison has survived. In May, he recorded a batting average of . 3.8 and perfectly filled the void left by Lee Yong-gyu. 바카라
It was Lee Yong-gyu’s admiration for him holding his bat short and making a persistent up and down in the at-bat. He was also active for a while. He was forced to end the first half early due to a ligament injury in his right ankle while running base. He returned in the second half and posted a mediocre 2.5 6. The 2022 career did not end here.
They fluttered wildly on the autumn stage. KT and the semi-playoff only had 2 hits in 10 at-bats. However, in the playoffs against LG, he led the Korean series with an excellent record of 5 hits in 14 at-bats (.357). In the Korean series against SSG, he went 7-for-21 (.333) with 4 RBIs and 4 runs scored.
After moving to Kiwoom, he recorded a batting average of 272 at bats in 70 games, 20 RBIs, and 35 runs. He had mediocre grades. However, the club recognized the factor for raising the annual salary and raised it by 20%. He seems to have energized the team and appreciated his postseason performance.
If he had been at KIA, his appearances would have been drastically reduced. He was bound to get a cut, not a raise, of course. There was also a side that was difficult to avoid trade in the composition of the team. In the land of opportunity called Kiwoom, he showed his presence with tenacious play. He deserves to be singled out as an exemplary trader.