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A foreigner who bought at a bargain price of 100 million is lucky in the 40%… But why does it keep passing, the last crisis in 12 years

A foreign player who was recruited at a low price of 85,000 dollars, about 110 million won with our money, is hitting the jackpot. Outfielder Ronnie Dawson (28), whom Kiwoom recruited as a substitute foreign hitter, is wielding a batting average of 40% with tremendous adaptability.토토사이트

On the 13th of last month, Kiwoom released infielder Edison Russell, who had been absent for a month due to a wrist injury, and recruited Dawson. He was a Houston Astros outfield prospect, but in the major leagues, he only had 9 at-bats in 4 games in 2 seasons, and this year he played in the American independent league Atlantic League. He had a bad career recently, and his salary for the rest of the season was the lowest, $85,000. Hanwha Nick Williams, who joined earlier as a substitute foreign hitter, received $450,000 and Lotte Nico Goodrum received $400,000.

I didn’t have high expectations, but when I opened the lid, it turned out to be a hit. Dawson, who made his debut in the KBO League against Sajik Lotte on the 22nd of last month, made an unusual start with a timely hit from his first at-bat in the first inning. Dawson, who exploded three hits including a home run the next day, did not need a period of adaptation.

On the 26th of last month, Dawson, who decorated Moon Dong-joo’s 153 km fastball with a superior solo shot against Hanwha in Gocheok, reported his 3rd home run with a two-run shot in the 3rd inning against Changwon NC on the 5th. 492 batting average (20 hits in 49 at-bats), 2 home runs, 11 RBIs, 8 walks, 8 strikeouts, .492 slugging percentage, .653 OPS, 1.145 outstanding performances in 13 games. It is an enviable result for Hanwha or Lotte, where the performance of substitute foreign hitters is insignificant.

We haven’t played many games yet, and we need to see how we will deal with the opponent’s analysis, but it’s not the type to collapse easily. His strikeouts and walks are the same, so he has a pioneering mind. Bats don’t follow easily on manned pitches. The miss rate is also low at 7.6%. With a personality full of excitement, he often shows humorous appearances and even acts as a dugout atmosphere maker.

However, after Dawson joined, Kiwoom recorded 3 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw, with a win rate of only 2.5%. With the recent 7 consecutive losses, the Dawson effect has not been seen at all. After joining Dawson, the team’s OPS was 10th (.616), and the power of the other line is too weak. It was fatal for Lee Jung-hoo to leave after undergoing surgery for an ankle injury. In addition to Hyungjong Lee, who went down to the 2nd team, veterans such as Wonseok Lee, Jiyoung Lee, and Yonggyu Lee were also weak.

During the same period, the mound also collapsed with the team’s ERA ranked 10th (5.19). Ahn Woo-jin and Ariel Hura are struggling, but the rest of the starters have poor inning digestibility. There is a lot of pressure on the bullpen, but there is no strength to endure it. In the second half, he suffered 5 come-from-behind losses with the most blown saves (4). It is painful to see Won Jong-hyun, who had been highly anticipated as an external free agent recruited after 11 years, was out of the season due to elbow surgery last month.

The shock of 8 consecutive losses last month has not passed, but 9th place Kiwoom (41 wins, 56 losses, 3 draws), who also lost 7 games in a row, is being chased by Samsung (39 wins, 54 losses, 1 draw) without a ride. Kiwoom (.423) is slightly ahead of Samsung (.419) in winning percentage. It is no wonder that Kiwoom is in last place as it has actually entered a rebuilding mode by sending key starter Choi Won-tae to LG ahead of the trade deadline and receiving future resources.

Kiwoom, which was founded in 2008, finished last once in 8th place in 2011 during the Nexen era. At this rate, it could be the last place in 12 years. Since 2015, when the 10-team system was established, 7th place in 2017 is the lowest. Since 2018, he has been a regular guest of fall baseball, which has advanced to the postseason for the last 5 years in a row, and this year has attracted attention as the time to challenge his first championship. They invested heavily by recruiting outside free agents, but the results are going in the opposite direction.

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