The history of the Doosan Bears can be divided into the era of Euiji Yang and the era of no.
Yang Eui-ji returned after 5 years. In December 2018, he became the first free agent in his life and signed a 4-year 12.5 billion won contract with NC Dinos and left Doosan. He wore the Bears uniform again on the condition that he receive up to 15.2 billion won for 6 years. And on the 11th, they held a re-enlistment ceremony at Jamsil Stadium and announced that the owner of the home room in Jamsil has returned.
The growth of Yang Eui-ji is like a myth. Yang Eui-ji, who joined with the 59th overall pick in the 8th round in the 2006 rookie 2nd draft, debuted in the first team in 2007 and played in 3 games before joining the National Police Agency baseball team. It was when Yoo Seung met the director of the National Police Agency that his skills improved. Yang Eui-ji, who participated in 69 games in the second team in 2008 and posted a batting average of 0.340, 23 homers and 60 RBIs, marked a batting average of 0.366, 13 homers and 50 RBIs in 77 games in 2009. He woke up to his strikes with precision and power.
Yang Eui-ji established himself as Doosan’s main catcher as soon as he returned in 2010. On March 30, he hit two home runs in the match against Nexen Heroes held in Mokdong, taking his first historic step as a catcher with pitching skills representing the KBO. At the time, Doosan coach Kim Kyung-moon expressed his intention to appoint him as the starting pitcher, saying, “The opportunity has come, so I have to seize it well.”
Yang Eui-ji, who won the Rookie of the Year title that year, participated in 1066 games during Doosan’s first era until 2018, marking a career batting average of 0.299, 125 home runs, 547 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.852. He moved to NC, and in four seasons, he marked a batting average of 0.322, 103 home runs, 397 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.969. As a catcher, he still had top-notch lead, blocking and stolen base rates. Yang Eui-ji’s catcher’s blocking rate is 31.5% in Doosan and 37.5% in NC.
It is said that he returned to his parents’ home with stronger and sharper bat skills and solid catcher skills in NC.
Yang Eui-ji said at the press conference that day, “There was a fan who came to the NC expedition accommodation last year and said, ‘I want you to come back to Doosan.’ There were also people who said the same thing on social media.” there was,” he said. Yang Eui-ji’s return is a wish to rebuild the team that has fallen to the ground.
Doosan ranked ninth last year with a win rate of 0.423. This is the worst performance since finishing last with 0.397 in 1996 when he was an OB. Doosan decided that there 온라인바카라. was nowhere else to fall, and went all-in on Yang Eui-ji. It guaranteed a longer period and amount than his first free agent contract.
Yang Eui-ji received a down payment of 4.4 billion won and a total annual salary of 6.6 billion won for the first four years, and for two years in 2027 and 2028, up to 4.2 billion won in player options, including incentives, were taken. Incentives were presented with standards that could be easily achieved without severe injuries such as at-bats and defensive innings.
In the era of the first Yang Eui-ji, Doosan won the Korean Series twice in 2015 and 2016. Yang Eui-ji set a career high of 0.328 batting average, 33 home runs, and 124 RBIs in 2020, and gave the NC club its first championship.
Doosan changed a lot of members while Yang Eui-ji was gone. The head coach is Lee Seung-yeop, a former ‘national hitter’. Coach Lee won four Korean Series during his playing career. The recruitment of Yang Eui-ji also included director Lee’s strong request.
It remains to be seen how many more championships Doosan, which has fallen to the ground, will win in the second Eui-ji Yang era and the era of Lee Seung-yeop.