“As you told me…” The 15.2 billion catchers and 12.5 billion aces who became enemies gritted their teeth.

“It’s unfortunate, but now, as Yang Eui-ji senior told us, our goal is to catch Ui-ji senior.”

NC Dinos Koo Chang-mo (25) achieved his dream of becoming a ‘Franchise Ace’. On the 17th, NC announced the news that it had signed a non-FA multi-year contract with Chang-mo Koo. 

As the number of registration days and the timing of his FA qualification change depending on his performance in international competitions, we set the contract conditions accordingly. When obtaining FA qualification after the end of the 2024 season, his contract period is 6 years from 2023 to 2028, with an annual salary of 9 billion won and an incentive of 3.5 billion won, for a total of 12.5 billion won. If FA qualification is not obtained after the end of the 2024 season, the contract period is 6+1 years from 2023 to 2029, and the maximum annual salary of 8.8 billion won for 6 years, including incentives and the execution of the 7th year contract, is up to 13.2 billion won. . 

In addition, since Koo Chang-mo has not yet completed his military service, a clause is included to extend the contract period by the corresponding period when he enlists in the military.

It is an unconventional contract in many ways for a pitcher who has never filled the required innings yet. Even in the early days of his debut, he had various injuries, including blisters, flanks and lower back. Even in the 2020 combined championship season, he missed most of the second half due to a stress fracture in his left arm forearm. Eventually, in 2021, he underwent surgery to fix the ulnar plate in his left arm and was out for the season. Koo Chang-mo said responsibility along with his contract. He has signaled his will to prove his multi-year deal without further injury. 

Until now, when Koo Chang-mo grew up and signed a multi-year contract, one of Gu Chang-mo’s benefactors was Yang Eui-ji (35), a catcher who served as a battery for four years. Coincidentally, Gu Chang-mo’s career is sharply divided before and after meeting Yang Eui-ji. After meeting Eui-ji Yang, Chang-mo Koo took off the mask of a promising player and became the best ace in the league. 

Gu Chang-mo, who debuted in 2015, had an average ERA of 5.09 with 16 wins, 22 losses and 2 holds in 106 games (57 starts), 316⅔ innings, until 2018, before meeting Yang Eui-ji. However, since 2019, when Yang Eui-ji joined the NC, he has recorded 30 wins, 12 losses, 2 holds, and an ERA of 2.37 in 57 games (52 starts) and 312 innings. Because of his injury, the assumption of ‘if he is healthy’ is always attached, but everyone knows the power of a healthy Gu Chang-mo. And it was a fantastic partner that led to the combined championship in 2020.

But now we have to face each other again. Yang Eui-ji, who obtained the second FA qualification, returned to Doosan, his former team, leaving behind NC and Koo Chang-mo’s strong demand to stay. He stamped a total of 15.2 billion won for 4 + 2 years. The battery combination of Gu Chang-mo and Yang Eui-ji is no longer seen in the KBO league.

Gu Chang-mo knows very well that he has changed after meeting Yang Eui-ji. He said, “It is a clear fact that senior (Yang) Eui-ji came and I grew up. He learned a lot about baseball and became a lot of support while working together as a battery,” he said. It was very regrettable that he had to transfer because the period of working together was long.” 

He is preparing a boomerang of revenge. He was a great help in growing up, but now I have to face him as an enemy. Respect for benefactors, but no courtesy. I’m preparing multiple boomerangs. He said, “When senior Eui-ji was at Doosan, he was strong for me. The relative performance was not good,” he explained the reason. 안전놀이터

It was literally heavenly. Yang Eui-ji recorded 7 hits in 15 at-bats and an OPS of 1.033 against Gu Chang-mo. Gu Chang-mo did not forget this. However, as much as he met Yang Eui-ui and learned and grew, he vows to return the know-how he has received to Yang Eui-ui. Koo Chang-mo said, “My goal is to catch senior Ui-ji in the way that senior Eui-ji told me.” 

Can the revenge boomerang that Gu Chang-mo throws at Yang Eui-ji produce a different result than before?