Matt Williams, the current San Diego base running coach, may have been a big name with the biggest name value in the history of the KBO League. Coach Williams was selected as the right person to lead KIA’s rebuilding in 2020 and came to Korea. He led KIA for two years and established a relationship with the KBO League.
Coach Williams has been a big name since his active days. He made his major league debut with San Francisco in 1987 and appeared in 1866 career big league games until his final season with Arizona in 2003. During this period, he made a name for himself as the league’s leading slugger and third baseman, with a career batting average of 0.268 and 378 home runs and 1,218 RBIs. He led the league in RBIs with 122 in 1990 and was the league’s home run leader with 43 home runs in 1994.굿모닝토토 주소
He had a brilliant career, including being selected as an All-Star a total of five times, winning four Gold Gloves and four Silver Sluggers. Afterwards, his career as a leader went quite smoothly. Coach Williams, who began his major league coaching career in Arizona in 2010, served as Washington’s manager from 2014 to 2015. He also won the National League Manager of the Year award in 2014.
After resigning from his position as manager in Washington, he served as coach in Oakland, and after spending two years at KIA, he returned to the major league stage as coach in San Diego in 2022. However, there is a name that follows Coach Williams here. That name is Bob Melvin, who was recently appointed as the new coach of San Francisco.
Manager Melvin, a great player representing the Major League Baseball, has a special relationship with Manager Williams. After being fired as coach in Washington, he moved to coach in Oakland in 2018, and the coach at the time was coach Melvin. Even after being dismissed as KIA coach, Coach Melvin cared for Coach Williams. He took the helm of San Diego in 2022, and when Coach Williams’ status became weak, he was called back and appointed as third base coach. Just as former SK coach Trey Hillman is classified as former Miami coach Don Mattingly’s division, Coach Williams is a member of the ‘Melvin Division’.
Accordingly, some predict that Coach Williams will head to San Francisco. ‘Mercury News’, a leading media outlet in the San Francisco area, predicted on the 25th (Korean time) that Coach Melvin is a suitable person for San Francisco, and that if Coach Melvin takes the helm of San Francisco, there is a high possibility that Coach Williams will also follow him to San Francisco.
Director Williams’s hometown is also San Francisco. Coach Williams made his debut in San Francisco in 1987 and played there until 1996. This is where Coach Williams’ heyday began and was maintained. Thanks to that, it is a name that is very familiar to fans. Above all, if Coach Melvin wants it, there is a high possibility that San Francisco’s leadership will also provide support.
Coach Williams is a leader who has been a manager in the KBO League for two years and has given good evaluations to various talents representing the league. I met one of them, Kim Ha-seong (28), in person in San Diego. He ate one pot for two years. If he moves to San Francisco, there is a possibility that he will meet Lee Jeong-hoo (25) again. Lee Jung-hoo plans to advance to the major leagues through the posting system after this season, and San Francisco is selected as one of the most likely destinations.
This is San Francisco, where the club’s general manager has already come to Korea to watch Lee Jeong-hoo. It is also a city with a large Asian community, and Hwang Jae-gyun (KT) made his major league debut here. In addition, Coach Melvin is also a coach who has a particularly strong relationship with Asian players, starting with Ichiro Suzuki and this year’s Kim Ha-seong and Yu Darvish. He is confident that he “knows Asian players well.” It is also of interest whether Coach Williams’ relationship with Korea could lead to KIA, Ha-seong Kim, and Jeong-hoo Lee.