Noh Kyung-eun released ‘miracle’, Lotte released → 270% ‘vertical rise’ in ransom in two years… He was recognized for his brilliant fighting spirit that topped the relief inning

January 7, 2024 | by

It is not uncommon for an annual salary to increase vertically ahead of a difficult season. However, Noh Kyung-eun (40, SSG Landers) completed the difficult task. It was a reward for showing off her fighting spirit for one season.

SSG Landers announced on Sunday that it has signed annual salary contracts with all 44 players who are eligible to renew their contracts in the 2024 season. It is the first team among the 10 teams in the KBO league to complete negotiations.

The most notable name was Seo Jin-yong (32). As he became the first save king in his career with five wins, four losses and 42 saves with a 2.59 ERA, he will receive 450 million won (390,000 U.S. dollars), up 69.8 percent from 265 million won (265 million dollars) last year. In addition, shortstop Park Sung-han (26) among fielders has successfully made it to the 300 million won level annual salary for the first time since his debut.

However, there was a player who attracted as much attention as Seo Jin-yong and Park Sung-han, and it was Noh Kyung-eun. According to the club, Noh finished renewing his contract at 270 million won, up 100 million won (58.8 percent) from 170 million won (170 million won) last year. In terms of the amount of increase, the figure is the second highest after Seo.

As such, Noh showed excellent performance at the SSG mound last year. He pitched in 76 games in the 2023 season and played 83 innings, nine wins, five losses, two saves, and 30 holds with an ERA of 3.58. The number of pitches he pitched was tied for second after LG’s Kim Jin-sung (80 games), and he ranked first in relief innings, beating his juniors who are almost 10 years younger than Lim Ki-young (31, Kia, 82 innings) and Kim Myung-shin (31, Doosan, 79 innings). With seven holds (2012, 2022), he had the most in a season since his professional debut, and posted career highs in his 21st season, ranking second after Park Young-hyun (32, holding). It was a bonus that he was selected as an All-Star for the first time in 21 years since his debut.

Noh showed off his fighting spirit by posting a total of 25 consecutive throws, including 22 in two consecutive throws, and three in three consecutive throws, the more he garnered, the better his performance he garnered. His ERA in one consecutive game was 0.94, which was very good. Although his ERA faltered somewhat at 7.00 in September, he proved that he had no physical problems as he did not yield a single point in nine appearances in October. He played the role of a must-win team, but he also played in all weathers, taking the mound in the third to fifth innings in early and mid-game.

Noh is starting a new baseball career as a member of the SSG. After joining the Doosan Bears in 2003, he made the first-team selection in 2012 with 12 wins, 6 losses and 7 holds with an ERA of 2.53 after years of hard work. He was selected as a member of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team the following year, and won 10 games that year, playing 180 ⅓s, the most innings ever, and achieving a one-two punch with Yoo Hee-kwan (38, current KBS N Sports commentator).

Noh Kyung-eun, who was likely to play as a top-ranked starting pitcher in the league as it is, had the worst season with 3 wins, 15 losses and a 9.03 ERA in 29 games in 2014. In the 2015 season, he was once in charge of the closing position, but failed to make a noticeable performance, and was eventually traded to Lotte Giants during the next season. After not performing well in his first two years, he pitched 132 ⅓ in 33 games in 2018, posting a good performance with 9 wins, 6 losses and a 4.08 ERA.

However, although he became a free agent (free agent) for the first time in his life, he failed to reach an agreement with Lotte, and eventually lost 2019 as a lost child. At the end of that year, he signed a dramatic two-year contract with Lotte, but his performance was insignificant, and he was eventually released from the team after the end of the 2021 season. At this time, joining SSG after going through the tryouts became a great move for Noh Kyung-eun and the team.

In his first season with SSG, Noh Kyung-eun played in 41 games (79 ⅔ innings) between starters and relievers, posting 12 wins, 5 losses, 1 save, and 7 hold ERA of 3.05. By filling the vacancy of the pitching staff, he contributed to SSG’s regular-league “Wire to Wire” championship (keeping the No. 1 position from the opening day to the end of the season) and even won the Korean Series.

After two years of stellar performance, his annual salary has increased dramatically. After earning 200 million won (approx. 200 million won) in the last season with Lotte, he signed a contract with SSG for 100 million won (approx. However, he received 170 million won (approx. KRW 70 million) last year, up from 170 million won (approx. KRW 70 million) from last year, and KRW 100 million from there again this year. This means that his annual salary increased by 270 percent over the past two years. It was an amazing achievement at an age close to 60 for baseball players in their late 30s to early 40s.

The SSG replaced Kim Won-hyung (52), who led the team to win the championship last year, and appointed Lee Sung-yong (53). At the inauguration ceremony, Lee said, “The strength and weakness of our team is that we have many veteran players. I want to give authority and responsibility to senior players, and to closely check areas where younger players have failed to come up, and to achieve harmony while motivating them.” Under Lee, who is aiming to achieve “two rabbits” in terms of rebuilding, Noh should immediately become a superpower and mentor younger players. 헤라카지노주소


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