One month after notifying the final proposal that ‘I will take my time’, when will the FA contract be concluded?
It is still at a standstill. Last year, the original team handed over the final proposal and are waiting for the player’s choice. KT Wiz plans to meet Shinbongi (34) again soon.
After graduating from Kyungnam High School and Dong-A University, Shin Bong-gi joined the Lotte Giants in the 2nd round in 14th overall in 2012. Shin Bong-gi, who has built his career by playing for Lotte, was traded to kt ahead of the 2021 season. He performed well as an infield utility resource. 안전놀이터
In the first year of his transfer, he participated in 96 games and recorded 41 hits in 174 at-bats, 1 home run, and a batting average of 0.236, contributing to kt’s first overall championship. Shinbongi, which is not noticeable, but has kept its place in silence. His last year, he entered the market by earning his first FA qualification. However, he did not perform well. In the 2022 season, he was somewhat sluggish with 22 hits in 138 at-bats, 1 home run, 8 RBIs and a batting average of 0.182 in 74 games. Nevertheless, Shin Bong-gi boldly accepted the FA application.
Shin Bong-ki was also the only free agent player under kt. Although kt was not a big hand in the transfer market, they recruited free agent infielder Kim Sang-soo for 2.9 billion won in 4 years and strengthened their squad by holding Lee Sang-ho, who was released from the LG Twins, in their arms. However, the internal FA Shinbongi and the contract did not progress. 안전놀이터
kt set up a negotiating table with Shinbongi in early December. The terms of the contract were presented, and the player replied, ‘I want to have time’. However, the contract did not progress for over a month. It seems that there is a difference of opinion between the conditions presented by kt and the players.
First of all, KT and Shin Bong-gi will meet again soon. Attention is focusing on whether the free agency negotiations that have passed the year can bear fruit.