The last time the Lotte Giants won a Korean Series Championship was in 1992. Since then, they have only made it to the playoffs twice in a 30 years span. Needless to say, Lotte Giants betting fans are not happy wit the team from Busan. However, their may be hope in the horizon as Royce Ring Joins the Lotte Giants.
Former Mets Legend and minor league pitching coach Royce Ring will be taking his talents to South Korea. According to baseball betting stats, the 41 years old Ring began his MLB career with the New York Mets. Afterwards, he left for the Padres has been with several MLB teams until he chose to retire in 2014.
Royce Ring Joins the Lotte Giants as the Pitching Coordinator
After retiring, he became the pitching coach for the Gulf Coast Mets. Since then, he has had an outstanding career coaching various minor MLB team. As Royce Ring Joins the Lotte Giants as their pitching coordinator, they expect great things from him.
According to sports betting news, the Giants said that he will be a strong part of their team’s offensive lineup. This is because Ring has a strong understanding of the data necessary to take their pitchers to the next level. In addition, he has the ability to use analytics tools to better prepare a training program for individual pitchers.
The Lotte Giants are trying to take their team to the next level this season. This is why they have been aggressive in hiring top-notch coaching talent from the MLB. Earlier this year, they got former Mets’ assistant pitching coach Ricky Meinhold as their director of pitching.
In addition, the Giants also made a contract with former World Series-winning catcher Gerald Laird as catching coach. For their general manager, Larry Sutton this will be his first time as the full season manager. This is because became the team general manager last year halfway through the season.
While the Lotte Giants will have a strong coaching team, it will still be a challenge for them to make it to the KBO playoffs. This is because in the last 8 seasons, they only made it to the semi-playoffs once.