Choi Ji-mando is now…’The Paradox of Rebuilding’ is the oldest at the age of 105

 Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan will be named in the opening entry for the major league for the first time in his life. said on the 29th (hereinafter Korean time), ‘The hottest competition in the Pirates camp has finally come to a conclusion. Outfielder Canaan Smith-Nzigba won the right to head north (where the opening game is held) after the last game of the Grapefruit League, and “utility man Bae Ji-hwan and backup catcher Jason Delay will also start the season with Pittsburgh.”

With this, Bae Ji-hwan and 바카라Choi Ji-man enjoyed the celebration of the season in the major leagues. Bae Ji-hwan, who made his major league debut in September of last year, is an honor that he achieved six years after advancing to the United States. However, this was to some extent expected.

Pittsburgh, which has maintained a rebuilding stance for several years, is running the club while maintaining a ‘tight finance’ stance by sending out expensive veterans. It is natural to favor young players like Bae Ji-hwan.

However, an interesting fact is discovered. It is said that the oldest player in the major leagues this year is from Pittsburgh. Left-hander Rich Hill was named to the opening roster. Born in 1980, he is 43 years old this year. Moreover, his position is selection. In this demonstration game, he appeared in 4 games and threw 12⅔ innings, recording 1 loss and an average ERA of 9.24.

Among the fielders, a player who does not fit for Pittsburgh stands out. Andrew McCutchen and Carlos Santana. McCutchen signed a one-year, $5 million free agent contract in January and returned to his parents’ home after six years. Santana, a switch hitter, also signed a free agent contract last winter for $6.75 million a year and wore a Pittsburgh uniform. McCutchen and Santana were born in 1986 and turned 37 this year. They are the oldest field players.

In addition, Choi Ji-man, who was born in 1991, is also one of the top veterans in Pittsburgh. He is the second oldest after McCutchen and Santana. It is ‘number 3’ among beasts. Choi Ji-man left the Tampa Bay Race through a trade in November of last year and rode the ‘pirate ship’.

In addition, McCutchen, Santana, and Choi Ji-man are considered Pittsburgh’s central batting line.

ESPN highlighted this part by ranking Pittsburgh at 25th in the ‘2023 Power Rankings’ section, which was posted ahead of the season opening on this day.

ESPN said, ‘The Pirates, a rebuilding club, brought in a total of 105-year-old veterans, namely Andrew McCutchen, Carlos Santana, and Choi Man-man, to form the center line.’ ‘National League MVP McCutchen 10 years ago mentioned Field of Dream I did, but Pittsburgh fans will remember the good times, and that glory will be reproduced,” conveying a message of hope.

If you add up the ages of McCutchen, Santana, and Choi Ji-man, it becomes exactly 105 years, 3 months and 18 days. I don’t think there is any team with a more senior batting average than Pittsburgh. This is the paradox of the rebuilding team. As for the basic positions, McCutchen is right fielder, Santana is first baseman, and Choi Ji-man is the designated hitter. Three three, four,

However, contrary to ESPN’s hopes, Pittsburgh is not a team that can realistically compete for the postseason, let alone win. From 2016 to last year, I couldn’t taste fall baseball for 7 years in a row. The most recent postseason history is that McCutchen went up to the wild card from 2013 to 2015, when he was at his peak. It is too much for Choi Ji-man and Bae Ji-hwan to dream of fall baseball this season.

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