“There are a lot of risks…”

NC Dinos officially announced on the 17th, “We signed a non-FA multi-year contract with ‘Lefty Ace’ Koo Chang-mo.” NC divided the terms of the contract into two options, considering the fact that the period for obtaining FA (free agent) qualification for Gu Chang-mo differs depending on the performance in international competitions.

The contract between Koo Chang-mo and NC is a contract period of 6 years from 2023 to 2028 when FA qualification is obtained after the end of the 2024 season, an annual salary of 9 billion won and an incentive of 3.5 billion won, a total of 12.5 billion won. In this case, the contract period is 6+1 years from 2023 to 2029, and the guaranteed annual salary for 6 years is 8.8 billion won, and the contract is worth up to 13.2 billion won, including incentives and execution of the 7th year contract.

NC said, “This contract is NC’s first non-FA multi-year contract, 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.” The long-term contract of a player with more than two seasons remaining until qualification was 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 stay together for a long time.” 스포츠토토

Koo Chang-mo started his professional life after being nominated by NC with the 3rd overall pick in the 2nd 1st round in the 2015 rookie draft. In the early days of his joining, he did not show much difference from other pitchers who did not have much experience, but he started to stand out in earnest by marking 10-7 with an ERA of 3.20 in 23 games in the 2019 season. And in 15 games in the 2020 season, he went 9-0 with an average ERA of 1.74 and emerged as an ‘ace’.

Koo Chang-mo missed an entire year from the middle of the 2020 season to the 2021 season due to an injury, but returned to the mound this year and posted an excellent record of 11 wins, 5 losses and an ERA of 2.10 in 19 games. His career record is 46 wins and 34 losses in 163 games, and an average ERA of 3.74, and he is evaluated as being able to carry on the lineage of Korea’s left-handed ace, which was led by Ryu Hyun-jin, Kim Gwang-hyun, and Yang Hyeon-jong.

Koo Chang-mo’s non-FA multi-year contract was carried out in a snap. Gu Chang-mo, who contacted ‘My Daily’ right after the official announcement came out, said, “It was a contract I hadn’t even thought of, but the agent contacted me. It took about a week to receive an offer from NC. The contract offered by the club was so good Because of that, I was able to sign without worrying too much,” he said happily.