After a month of popping the champagne, I was in chaos. Professional baseball SSG stood at the center of controversy. The starting point is the change of leader. Officially, he resigned voluntarily. On the 12th, SSG general manager Ryu Seon-gyu announced his intention to resign to CEO Min Kyung-sam. He had previously been offered other positions, but declined. Until recently, the surprise was greater because he had been leading the negotiations on the salary of the players, the signing of free agents (FA), and the composition of foreign players. He also attended the fan festival held on the 11th. Director Ryu Seon-gyu said calmly, “It seems that I have fulfilled my duty.”
It is unusual. Director Ryu Seon-gyu is a person who played a big role in helping SSG (including the former SK era) regain the top in 4 years. After joining SK in 2001, he held key positions such as public relations team leader, operation team leader, and strategic planning team leader. After finishing the 2020 season, he was appointed general manager, and he was entrusted with the great task of rebuilding the team. From joining Choo Shin-soo to non-FA multi-year contracts with Park Jong-hoon, Moon Seung-won, and Hanyu Island, and the return of Kim Gwang-hyun, he drew a rough sketch. As a result, they accomplished the great feat of winning the unified championship within two years of their re-foundation.
Rumors abound. Most of the opinions say that it is difficult to see it as a simple farewell. Above all, certain names are constantly mentioned in this process. He is an outsider who has absolutely nothing to do with the baseball team or even the parent 토토사이트 group Shinsegae. However, it is said that he has a strong friendship with owner Jeong Yong-jin. He went in and out of the stadium freely and openly attended club events, large and small. He was also issued an ID card by the KBO. He applied for the title of ‘Advisor’. Specifically, it was not confirmed until what kind of advice he was given.
Some say that it is a ‘secret powerhouse’. This is because he was directly or indirectly involved in the management of the club. The same goes for Stove League this time. It is known that he contacted the catcher who came to the market without an agreement with the club. Owner Jung Yong-jin replied, “Wait,” when a fan posted a comment on his SNS asking for reinforcement of the catcher during the Korean Series. As a result, doubts are pouring in that he did not move voluntarily. This is a disappointing moment for the club, which was struggling with the plan for power due to the salary cap.
Groups operate based on trust. Not only the front staff, but also the players and even the fans are watching. It is definitely the wrong direction if a professional club is being controlled by a specific person, and that is also a person whose professionalism is questioned. The name of the new director is already being mentioned. Kim Seong-yong is the head of Futures R&D Center. It’s been a year since he joined the club. It is pointed out that if Kim Seong-yong, head of the center, becomes the director, the involvement of a specific person will increase. The problem is growing, but SSG is silent.