Although the trade was ambitious, the team has yet to see any gains.
Samsung Lions and Kiwoom Heroes traded on the 27th of last month. It was a condition that Samsung handed over veteran infielder Lee Won-seok (37) and the 2024 KBO rookie draft 3rd round nomination right, while receiving right-handed pitcher Kim Tae-hoon (31) from Kiwoom.
At the time, the Samsung team said, “We expect Kim Tae-hoon to play a role in strengthening the depth of the Samsung bullpen in the future,” and said that they focused on reinforcing the bullpen. I think Lee Won-seok will help the team a lot by holding the center in defense and attack.”
However, the two players’ progress so far has been disappointing. Kim Tae-hoon took on the role of a key bullpen agent as soon as he came to Samsung, but after transferring, he appeared in 8 games, 1 win, 3 losses, 2 saves, and an average ERA of 13.50. In particular, it is fatal that he recorded 3 blown saves.
As soon as the trade was carried out on the 27th of last month, Kim Tae-hoon, who went down to Daegu, immediately pitched in the game against Doosan and got off to a good start by earning a save with a perfect inning. seemed to take its place as a pillar of the먹튀검증
However, on the 2nd, Kim Tae-hoon met his home team Kiwoom at home in Daegu and hit 2 home runs in 1 inning, 3 hits and 4 runs, and suffered his first loss after transferring. The Daegu KIA game is also having the worst day with 3 losses and an average ERA of 27.00 in May, with 3 hits and 3 runs in ⅓ innings.
The same goes for Wonseok Lee. Lee Won-seok, who showed an all-time sense of hitting while performing a high-altitude march, such as 4th in batting and 1st in on-base percentage right before the trade, has appeared in 16 games since transferring to Kiwoom and is struggling with a batting average of .230 and 4 RBIs. Before he knew it, his batting ranking also went down to 22nd.
Lee Won-seok also scored 4 hits in the second game after the transfer, against Sajik Lotte on the 28th of last month. I lost, but that was it. Since then, there has not been a single multi-hit game. Lee Won-seok’s batting average in May fell to .146. At least, he maintained his batting average in the 30% range, but on the 16th against Gocheok Doosan, he had no hits in 3 at-bats, and his batting average for the season dropped to .294.
It can’t be a cruel May for both teams. Samsung is sluggish with 3 wins and 7 losses in May, and Kiwoom is also not doing well with 5 wins and 8 losses. As the trade effect is not being seen, it is becoming difficult to rebound. So far, it could be considered a costly trade for both teams.