Kiwoom Heroes was looking for a new manager. Instead of looking outside, the team decided to hire from within. Thus, the Heroes promoted bench coach as their manager.
The Heroes told reporters covering the KBO that Hong Won-ki’s deal is $546,000 or 600m won. He received 200m won as a signing bonus and will earn 200m won each year.
When betting on Korean baseball team, you need to know team movements, including new hires. The manager plays a vital part in ensuring the team’s success in the long run. Hong is familiar with the KBO because he spent 12 years playing in the league for three different teams.
Heroes Promoted Bench Coach
In 2008, Hong joined the Heroes’ scouting staff. Also, a year later, he became the team’s fielding coach. In 2020, he became the bench coach as per sports betting odds experts. The team had a managerial change last year after Son Hyuk resigned in the middle of the season.
According to rumors, the front office forced Son out of the position. The team played the remaining games under Kim Chang-hyun, who served as the interim manager. He used to be the team’s quality control coach. KBO insiders considered the Heroes a favorite to win the title before Son left the team. However, they got eliminated early in the postseason.
Hiring Hong came at the right time. Spring training is coming soon, and it will help with their preparations for the upcoming season. The team said that Hong was a vital part of the Heroes for the last 12 years in data analysis and player development. Also, he has the respect and trust of the players.
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