This winter for Shim Chang-min (30, NC Dinos) as Sidearms is particularly cold.
According to data released by NC on the 27th, Shim Chang-min’s annual salary for the 2023 season is 150 million won, a 46% (130 million won) cut from the previous year when he received 280 million won. Among the 62 people subject to renewal, excluding rookies and free agents (FA), the reduction rate was the third highest in the team after Park Seok-min (-93%) and Lee Min-ho (-50%). The amount of cuts is the second largest after Park Seok-min, who cut 650 million won. 안전놀이터
After the end of last season, Shim Chang-min was put on the list of free agent qualified players (total of 40 players). He was able to exercise his free agency rights, which he called ‘the dream of a player’s life’, but he gave up on himself. He postponed the FA qualification event for a year and chose ‘FA luck’ because his performance was so sluggish.
Shim Chang-min took the mound in 11 games in the 2022 season, recording an average ERA of 14.21 with 1 win and 2 losses. Even when I left Samsung in December 2021 and was traded to NC, I had high expectations for a winning group, but I self-destructed by repeating extreme sluggishness. His batting average is 0.346 and on-base allowed per inning (WHIP) is 2.53. He has been sluggish since the exhibition game (average ERA of 19.29 in 3 games) and was not much different in the regular season. After mid-May, he disappeared from the first team altogether. Due to a sore problem with his right elbow, he was sent down to rehab and finished the season without a re-call-up. Even if he exercised his free agent qualifications, it was difficult to get good contract terms.
Although the exercise of FA rights was delayed, the salary negotiations’cold wind’ could not be avoided. Shim Chang-min received 210 million won for the 2017 season, a 70 million won increase from the previous year. It continued to raise the altitude every year with 230 million won in the 2018 season and 280 million won in the 2019 season. However, he had to accept the biggest cut since his debut in front of an all-time sluggish performance.