The course of Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Pasless), who is preparing for the 2023 season, has emerged as a hot potato. With the contracts of large free agent (free agent) infielders finalized, teams in need of infield reinforcement are more likely to trade Kim Ha-seong.
In a video interview with local media on the 11th (Korean time), Chaim Bloom, president of the Boston Red Sox in the US Major League, announced his intention to reinforce infielders through free agency recruitment or trade.
Boston did not bleed much in this Stove League. When shortstop Zander Bogarts, who played as a one-club man from 2009 to last year, moved to the San Diego Padres, strengthening the infield became a task.
Last year, Bogarts showed the league’s best offensive power with a batting average of 0.307, 171 hits, 15 homers, and 73 RBIs with an OPS of 0.833. His defense, which was underrated compared to his batting ability, also improved, and he had a career high season, including being nominated for the Gold Glove Award in the American League shortstop category. The move of Bogarts is bound to be a huge blow to Boston. 온라인바카라
To make matters worse, another infielder, Trevor Story, will spend most of the 2023 season in rehab after undergoing elbow surgery. Boston initially envisioned a reorganization of the infield with a story in which both shortstop and second baseman could play and blood transfusion through external recruitment, but all went wrong.
Among them, the value of Kim Ha-seong in San Diego, which has relatively abundant infield resources, has soared. As San Diego invested 280 million dollars (approximately 348.7 billion won) in 11 years to recruit Bogarts, it is highly likely that the main shortstop position will be occupied by Bogarts.
After Bogatz’ decision to go to San Diego, the local media pointed out that Kim Ha-seong, who had a successful season as the main shortstop last year, was highly likely to move to the second base position.
Ha-seong Kim said at the year-end awards ceremony after returning to Korea that he would take the competition for granted.
“The Athletic,” an American sports media outlet, also said, “San Diego is known to be willing to theoretically discuss the trade of two elite defenders, center fielder Trent Grisham and shortstop Kim Ha-seong.” It was also,” he explained.
“Ironically, Ha-sung Kim lost the shortstop position to Bogarts. If Boston proposes pitcher Tanner Hauk to San Diego to sign Ha-sung Kim, it feels reasonable, but if they try to get Grisham, that’s just the starting point (trade discussion).” I foresaw.