On the 16th, the NC Dinos signed a non-FA multi-year contract with local ace Chang-mo Koo (25). The size of the contract is 12.5 billion won over six years.
NC divided the terms of the contract into two cases in consideration of the fact that the period of obtaining FA qualification for Koo Chang-mo varies depending on the performance of the 2023 international competition.
When obtaining FA qualification after the end of the 2024 season, the contract period is 6 years from 2023 to 2028, and the total amount is 12.5 billion won with an annual salary of 9 billion won and incentives of 3.5 billion won.
If FA qualification is not obtained after the end of the 2024 season, the contract period is 6+1 years from 2023 to 2029, and the maximum annual salary of 8.8 billion won for 6 years, including incentives and the execution of the 7th year contract, is up to 13.2 billion won. . It also included a clause extending the contract period by the corresponding period when enlisting in the military.
Changmo Koo joined the NC Dinos with the 3rd pick in the 2nd 1st round of the 2015 KBO Rookie Draft. He made his debut in the regular league 메이저사이트 (team 1) in 2016 and has played 163 games in his career so far this year, recording 46 wins, 34 losses, 5 holds, and an average ERA of 3.74. In the 2019 season, he won 10 wins for the first time in NC, and in the 2020 season, he led NC’s first integrated championship with his outstanding performance.
This contract is the first non-FA multi-year contract in NC, and was made for the purpose of preemptively securing key selection resources, motivating players, stabilizing the starting pitching staff, and implementing a mid- to long-term plan to organize the squad.
In particular, the long-term contract of a player who has more than two seasons left until obtaining FA qualification is the first case in the KBO League, and the long-term contract was able to bear fruit as the club and the player wished to be together for a long time.
Lim Seon-nam, general manager of the NC Dinos, said, “I am happy to promise to accompany our team’s franchise player and the league’s leading left-handed starting pitcher, Chang-mo Koo, for up to 7 seasons. Since his rookie days, player Chang-mo Koo has consistently shown serious attitude and sincerity toward baseball. He is a player. Although he went through a difficult time at one time, he overcame it with strong mental strength, and this year, he returned healthy and led the starting lineup with the appearance of a native ace.”
“I didn’t want to leave room for such a player, Chang-mo Koo, to transfer to other clubs or overseas. Over the past two seasons, there have been many changes in the composition of the squad, and the squad is getting younger. He is not only a key member of the team’s starting lineup, but also a senior player. As a player, I expect him to play a positive role both on and off the field.”