# Coach Kim In-sik: “Hanwha, The Return of Ryu Hyun-jin will be a Huge Plus” Cheering for Aejaja, who is counting down the days to his return to the KBO, “The speed will be faster than last year.” Former national baseball team coach Kim In-sik (76), the 'national coach' whom Ryu Hyun-jin (36) considers as his lifelong gift, welcomed his protégé's return to the KBO League and assured him that he would perform at his best. Coach Kim In-sik said in a phone call with Yonhap News on the 21st, "I broke my leg in December of last year and was unable to do any outside activities until yesterday when the cast came off." He added, "I have not heard in detail about (Ryu) Hyun-jin's return to domestic professional baseball, but there has been some agreement. **[카지노사이트](https://www.casinositetop.com)** “I understand that is coming soon,” he said. He continued, “If Ryu Hyun-jin returns, it will be a huge plus for the Hanwha Eagles,” and added, “It is clear that there will be big changes in all aspects, including attracting crowds, strengthening power, and developing the skills of promising players.” In addition, "Ryu Hyun-jin did not have much velocity when he played for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB) last year (due to the aftermath of elbow surgery), but this year, all aspects, including velocity issues, will improve," he said. Personal performance is also a fan. “I believe we will be able to fully meet their expectations,” he predicted. Coach Kim In-sik led Hanwha from 2005 to 2009 after working for the Ssangbangwool Raiders and OB Bears (now Doosan), and it was at this time that he first met Ryu Hyun-jin, who joined Hanwha in 2006. Coach Kim has closely watched the growth of Ryu Hyun-jin, who has been a top pitcher in the KBO League since his rookie days. Ryu Hyun-jin followed coach Kim In-sik like his father, and continued his relationship even after coach Kim stepped down from his position as Hanwha head coach. Director Kim also officiated at the wedding of Ryu Hyun-jin and former announcer Bae Ji-hyun in January 2018. [Director Kim In-sik](https://www.behance.net/gallery/192614759/Incheon-Coach-Seong-Hwan-Cho-Said-Well-Enter-Final-A) laughed, saying, “I’ve been in contact with (Ryu) Hyun-jin recently,” and added, “They still seem to be doing well and cheerfully.” Coach Kim wasn’t worried about Ryu Hyun-jin. In response to the question, 'Wouldn't excessive expectations and attention from those around him be a huge burden?' he said, "(Ryu) Hyunjin has received a lot of attention from those around him since he was a rookie, and has experienced countless situations where he might feel burdened." He then explained, “There is no such thing anymore,” and “He is a player who has not flinched since he was a rookie (without feeling pressure), but now that he has become a veteran, how great is it?” He also added, “The players have changed a lot, but I will feel at ease mentally as I am back in the team I used to play for.” We also had high expectations regarding Hanwha's performance in the new season, in which Ryu Hyun-jin will join. Coach Kim said, “Hanwha has strengthened its power by recruiting free agent (FA) Chi-hong Ahn,” and added, “The problem is offense, but it seems like they have found a way out with the addition of Chi-hong Ahn.” Ryu Hyun-jin, who became a free agent after the 2023 season, is known to have recently reached a broad agreement with the Hanwha club regarding his return to the KBO League. Hanwha is expected to give him the highest treatment ever, with a contract period of four years and a total of more than 17 billion won. [Ryu Hyun-jin](https://www.hebergementweb.org/threads/san-diego-coach-kim-ha-seong-becomes-starting-shortstop.1142323/) and Hanwha are in the final stages of coordination over contract details. Meanwhile, Coach Kim In-sik also cheered on his student, Coach Beom-ho Lee, who was recently appointed as the head coach of the KIA Tigers. Coach Kim said, "Coach Beom-ho Lee seems to have met his first team well as the head coach," and added, "It is very difficult when the team's strength falls when you first become a head coach, but I have started my career as the head coach of a good team. He will do well." In addition, he advised, “KIA has good pitching ability, so they will be able to achieve good results,” and added, “However, they must overcome the excessive expectations and pressure around them.”