The second FA is coming, and I hope there will be good results.”
KIA transfer student catcher Kim Tae-gun talked a lot as soon as he joined on the 5th to match up with pitcher Yang Hyeon-jong in the Incheon SSG match on the 6th. Ahead of the game on the 6th, Kim Tae-gun said, “Hyunjong and I talked about autographs, and it was unique. He said, “If the result is good because he is in sync with the great pitcher, 안전사이트 he will say that he brought him well.”
However, Kim Tae-gun did not only talk about baseball with Yang Hyeon-jong. Kim Tae-gun, who now has to live in Gwangju, asked Yang Hyeon-jong a question in terms of his life. Kim Tae-gun said, “Since I have a family, I was curious about life and basic things, so I asked.”
Kim Tae-gun is ready to devote himself to KIA this season. In the game on the 6th, he led the decision victory of the ‘Gwanghyeonjong Daejeon’. He helped Yang Hyeon-jong win 5 of the season, and in the other line, he scored 1 RBI and 2 doubles against Kim Gwang-hyun. He said, “I came because KIA needed me. When I was traded from NC to Samsung, it was after the season, but this move is more burdensome. If we overcome it, it will be a stepping stone to good results.”
KIA’s symbol red is my personal favorite color. Kim Tae-goon said, “I really like it. So his uniform is not awkward. I am also the zodiac of the Red Monkey.” The reunion with Na Seong-beom, Jang Hyun-sik, and Lee Woo-sung, who were his colleagues during NC, is also a great strength.
However, no one knows whether Kim Tae-gun’s move will be the end or not. This is because he will immediately qualify for the 2023-2024 FA market. Of course KIA knew about it and recruited him. Same situation as Park Dong-won (LG) a year ago. For KIA, this time, his pain of last year should not be repeated. It is necessary to catch Kim Tae-gun in advance with a non-free agent multi-year contract or win it in the free agent market. If Kim Tae-gun is missed like Park Dong-won last year, KIA’s catcher rebuilding will go back to square one.
Anyway, it is an opportunity for Kim Tae-goon. He gets a lot more opportunities to play than he did in his Samsung days. It is a solid week. For Kim Tae-gun, after raising his value until the second half, he can listen to the stories of many clubs in the FA market, including KIA. Catchers have traditionally been recognized for their gold price in the FA market. In addition, there is a possibility of agreeing to a non-FA multi-year contract if KIA presents a non-disappointed treatment in advance.
Kim Tae-goon’s child goes to school in Daegu. It is natural for him to think realistically and carefully about the issue of where he will go in the long term. He said, “The first child is going to school. I think he will have to decide (where to go) after the season.”
At the same time, Kim Tae-gun said, “This is the second FA, and I hope there will be good results. After signing his first free agent contract (2019-2020 market 4 years, 1.3 billion won), he was criticized a lot. He hasn’t had an easy life. My goal in life is to eat well and live well.”
‘Gwangju native’ Yang Hyeon-jong plans to help Kim Tae-gun a lot. He said, “It’s not easy for Tae-goon to settle down in Gwangju right away. I’m trying to ask for the club’s understanding and ask for it. I want to help him rest in good condition. I’m trying to help where I can.” This kind of consideration can be the beginning of Kim Tae-gun showing better performance in KIA and increasing the possibility of remaining in KIA.