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Barring an upset, the LG Twins of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) are likely to clinch their first regular season title in 29 years and punch their ticket directly to the Korean Series. Despite their recent three-game losing streak, they remain seven games behind the second-place KT WIZ and 8.5 games behind the third-place NC Dinos .Even as LG builds on this historic season, there is a problem. It’s the roster. Before the game against the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on April 1, LG head coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “We failed in terms of developing beasts. I wanted to develop the three people I thought were the most important, but it didn’t work out, so I had to drag it out very hard. “The three people Yeom is referring to are infielders Lee Jae-won (24), Song Chan-ui (24), and Son Ho-young (29).Lee Jae-won, who was dubbed the “big boy in the room” and hit 13 home runs last year, is a big-hitting prospect who was expected to make the jump to the full-time lineup this year .Manager Yoon even urged Lee Jae-won to join the team, but he batted just .215 with three home runs and 17 RBIs in 55 games. Song Chan-ui, last year’s trials home run king, batted just .056 in 19 regular-season games this year, while Son Ho-young hit .167 in 19 games. “Everyone says our outfield is thick, but we couldn’t develop them, and that’s the biggest regret,” Yeom reiterated. LG is a “hitting team” this season, ranking first in team batting average (0.281) and team OPS (slugging percentage + on-base percentage – 0.758).However, Yeom said, “There is a lot of reliance on the nine main outfielders. At the end of the day, our hitting stats are good because they’ve been able to stay healthy without any major 안전놀이터 injuries,” he said, “and we’ve been able to manage them well in the training part. I’m very grateful for that.”

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