“I can’t accept the results of the past two years myself.”
For NC second baseman Park Min-woo, 2021 and 2022 are nightmares. The penalty for violating the Corona 19 quarantine rules overlapped with sluggishness, and the image of the’national second baseman’ was cracked. At this point, the title of the best second baseman in Korean baseball has passed to Kim Hye-seong (Kiwoom).
In 50 games in the 2021 season, a batting average of 0.261, 1 home run, 18 RBIs, 30 points OPS 0.699, and a batting average of 0.267 in 104 games in the 2022 season, 4 homers, 21 RBIs, 61 points OPS stayed at 0.710. With a career batting average of 0.320, the title of the 6th best hitter in the KBO League with more than 3,000 at-bats was overshadowed.
Park Min-woo, in fact, declared that he would recapture the No. 1 second baseman. I started doing personal training early. Right after the New Year’s party in Changwon on the 16th, I went to Jeju Island with Gu Chang-mo. He plans to stay until right before Arizona spring camp.
Immediately after the New Year’s party, Park Min-woo said, “After last season, I went abroad to rest and heal, and then came back to Korea and signed a contract (5+3 years, 14 billion won) and worked out. Maybe it’s because he hasn’t had a wedding in the last few years, so he went to a wedding on the weekend and spent it that way.”
Park Min-woo signed a large contract of 14 billion won for 5+3 years in the FA market, de facto declaring himself a ‘lifetime NC man’. He has been sluggish for two years, but NC believes that Park Min-woo will recover his average. He is 30 years old, so the future value is also bright. Now Park Min-woo has to repay the club and fans.
Park Min-woo said, “There is no burden at all. He had a good contract. He himself cannot accept the grades of the last two years. I have a lot of greed to find my original self faster than the burden of his contract,” he said, “I am going to overseas (Arizona) spring camp after a long time. It is an environment where you can try many things, such as technical changes and a lot of training.” 메이저놀이터
From the beginning of 2023, the motivation is different, such as the changing training environment and motivation for large contracts. But details matter. Park Min-woo made an important point. “When I look back at the bad times, I find the good times in the past. But people change their bodies. If you eat 1 year old, 1 year old, you will naturally change. Rather than looking for something good in the past, I try to focus on finding something new.”
It is a commitment to install something new that suits you without obsessing over the old hitting mechanism and feel. In fact, it is a challenge that can be more difficult than returning to the past. However, you have to do it to spend your 30s well. Park Min-woo said, “Song Ji-man, a newcomer, tries to talk a lot with his coach. I will try to find the point that fits me best in my body.”
Injury is a luxury. Park Min-woo said, “If you are sick at this time, you cannot go to camp. It shouldn’t even hurt. I am in good shape. Last season ended quickly, so the non-season was long. I want to go to camp as soon as possible and train.”