Last place KBO team, Lotte Giants sign Brock Dykxhoorn as their new starting pitcher. Thus, fans who like to bet on the Lotte Giants will no longer see Jake Thompson at the mound. This is because the Canadian right-hander did not perform to their expectation and is now on waiver.
According to the announcement by the Lotte Giants, they are hoping Dykxhoorn will change their losing streak. This is because they are currently the last place team in the KBO with a 23-42 record. Thus, they are currently 12 games out of the final playoff spot. Baseball betting pick experts believe they are too far behind to make the playoffs. However, signing Dykxhoorn may take them out of the last place position.
Improving the Lotte Giant Lineup
The change in starting pitcher is a very important step for the Lotte Giants as they are facing several difficulties. This is because they are losing fans at an alarming rate. Korea sports news believes it is in part due to them losing two of their key players last winter. In addition, and the most obvious reason is because they are losing a lot of games.
Needless to say, the Lotte Giants are in trouble which is why they are taking measure to improve their roster. Adding Brock Dykxhoorn is a risky move as he was recently cut from the SK Wyverns last week. However, he does have a better record than Thompson with a 3-2 record in 12 games with a 3.56 ERA this season.
Thompson on the other hand went 2-3 with a 4.74 ERA in 11 games. Furthermore, he became part of the inactive roster last week due to a right arm injury.
According to the press release, the Giants will pay the rest of Dykxhoorn’s salary of $60,000.
The Lotte Giants may also do some more house cleaning this season. Thus, they are thinking about dropping Carlos Asuaje who is batting at .252 with 2 home runs and 21 RBI.