Will I become truly precious this time?
SBS Sports commentator Kim Tae-hyeong resigned from the Doosan Bears managership last year. The Doosan club did not renew the contract when the contract period ended. Already during the season, rumors of a breakup with Doosan circulated. Instead, there was a prospect that he would be treated as a noble person and take the baton of another team at the same time.
Managers of the LG Twins, NC Dinos, and Samsung Lions resigned during the season or terminated their contracts. Hanwha Eagles coach Carlos Subero and Lotte Giants coach Larry Sutton were also not doing well, so there was a possibility of replacement. Among them, it was expected that one team would send a love call to coach Taehyung Kim.
In a way, it was a reasonable prospect. In 2015, he won the Korean Series as soon as he took office as Doosan coach, and had an unprecedented track record of advancing to the Korean Series for 7 consecutive years until the 2021 season. Among them, he won the championship three times, so it was no exaggeration to say that he was a master among masters. If you are a club that wants to achieve results, it is the commanding tower you want to bring.
It was like the presence of manager Kim Eung-yong, who won the Korean Series 9 times in the Stove League in 2000, when he left Haitai and went to Samsung. He had no flaws in his skillful mercenary skills, such as overflowing charisma that dominated the squad, grasping the pulse of the game as a catcher, and throwing bold winning numbers in the match.
But surprisingly, no one called Kim Taehyung. Lotte and Hanwha set up a policy to fill the contract period. NC and Samsung signed contracts with directors Kang In-kwon and Park Jin-man, who respectively held the acting baton. LG pondered over renewing the contract with manager Ryu Ji-hyeon, but decided to replace it and handed over the baton to manager Yeom Gyeong-yeop.
Coach Kim Tae-hyung, who returned to Yain, signed a contract with SBS Sports as a commentator. It received good reviews for its commentary incorporating rich field experience. Recently, he went through trouble with unsavory remarks towards a certain player without knowing that he was on air (relay), but the person in question embraced him saying, “He is like a father,” and he is getting over it without any problems.
As the 2023 season also entered the second half, the outline of the top 5 began to emerge. LG entered first place by a car of 6 games and went into solo mode. SSG is chasing by 3 games and maintaining an uneasy 2nd place. KT is chasing after drawing an upward curve with starting baseball. NC is also beating KT with a two-game difference. Doosan is chasing NC by 1 game, but is being pursued by KIA by 1.5 games.
The battle for 2nd and 3rd to 5th places is fiercely unfolding. With nearly two months left before the season ends, Commissioner Kim Tae-hyung’s future is already drawing attention. It is being discussed as the next candidate centering on teams that are not performing well. Since he has a very good track record as a director, it is natural for him to attract attention. 꽁머니지급
In fact, committee member Kim Tae-hyung was mentioned as a strong manager candidate when Hanwha fired manager Subero during this season. Although his contract has not been finalized, there is a high possibility that he will be the next 0 in several teams at the end of the season. It seems that he once again established his baseball philosophy through his one-year career as a commentator. Kim Taehyung’s move seems to be a hot issue already.