Reinforcing weakness ‘height’ + success in internal crackdown… GS’s successful FA market

 GS Caltex is successfully sending free agent market.

GS Caltex had a disappointing season. From the beginning of the season, the main resources setter Ahn Hye-jin and outside hitter Kang So-hui left due to injuries, so it was not possible to build a complete team. It was only after the middle of the season that the performance improved little by little, but the gap with the top ranks could not be reduced and the season finished in 5th place.

As GS Caltex failed to advance to the postseason for 4 consecutive seasons, they are having a busy pre-season for the rebound of the next season. First, the Korea Expressway Corporation recruited middle blocker Jeong Dae-young (42).

GS Caltex’s ‘height’ has been the most conspicuous weakness in the last two seasons. The reason was that the foreign player changed from taller Meretta Lutz (206cm) to Moma Basoko (184cm). MoMA had excellent attack power, but was relatively weak in blocking. Here, Yu-ri Kim also announced his retirement, and height reinforcement was absolutely necessary.

GS Caltex’s choice was Jeong Dae-young. Jeong Dae-young is the main character who has experienced two championships at GS Caltex in the 2007-2008 season and the 2013-2014 season. Even at an age beyond bullying, he proved his competitiveness by ranking third in blocking (0.769) this season.

GS Caltex embraces Jeong Dae-young under the condition of 300 million won per year (250 million won in annual salary, 50 million won in options), and holds first and third place in blocking at the same time, so it is possible to reduce concerns about height. Moreover, Jung Dae-young avoided the leakage of players because he was a B grade that did not have to give out compensation players. 메이저놀이터

He also succeeded in cracking down on internal free agents. GS Caltex announced on the 19th that GS Caltex “signed contracts with middle blocker Civilization and Libero Han Su-jin, who obtained FA qualification after the 2022-2023 season.” 15 million won) was signed.

Munhwahwa joined GS Caltex in the 2014-2015 season and Han Soo-jin in the 2017-2018 season. Civilization has gone back and forth between selection and replacement based on its high height, which is an advantage, and Han Su-jin is also adding strength to the team with excellent defense.

Both players were able to change the squad following the transfer as FA class A, but as they succeeded in renewing the contract, they were able to maintain the existing squad. GS Caltex is expected to complete its strength through Asian quotas and foreign tryouts.

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