Kim Ha-seong of the San Diego Padres was named in the Miami Marlins trade rumors. After Boston, this time it’s Miami.
MLB.com reported on the 14th (Korean time) that “multiple teams are connected with Miami starting pitcher Pablo Lopez.” The multiple teams are San Diego and Minnesota.
The media said, “Miami has a lot of starting pitching depth, so it is highly likely that they will trade young starters to reinforce their lineup. Right-hander Lorez has been on trade rumors for a while, and he could be a good fit for a number of teams.” 토토사이트
MLB.com said, “There is a possibility of a trade with San Diego in particular. Shortstop Kim Ha-seong goes to Miami, and San Diego can get Lopez.” This is what a rival reviewer tipped off to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Lopes and Kim Ha-seong both have two-year contracts left. Ha-seong Kim also has a mutual option for 2025. This means that it is appropriate as a trade-off.
Lopez pitched 180 innings in 32 games last year, going 10-10 with a 3.75 ERA and 174 strikeouts. Since the middle of last year, he has been on the prospect of a trade.
Miami, which has a lot of starting resources, can reinforce its offensive lineup with Lopez as a card. Miami recently traded shortstop Miguel Rojas to the Los Angeles Dodgers, leaving the starting shortstop spot vacant. Kim Ha-seong, who gradually adapted to the major league fastball in defense and offense last year, is not lacking as a Miami shortstop.
San Diego needs more starting pitchers. Darvish Yu, Blake Snell, and Joe Musgrove are solid starters. Sean Manea and Mike Clevinger, who played last year, left free agency and signed Nick Martinez and Seth Lugo in the offseason, but they aren’t reliable full-time starting resources. A large number of starting candidates were collected through minor league contracts such as Wilmer Font and Aaron Brooks, who played in the KBO league.
If San Diego recruits 10-win pitcher Lopez, it can reinforce its lack of starting resources.
Miami struck out on a trade for Minnesota and Lopez. According to MLB Network’s John Heyman, Miami has asked for Minnesota outfielder Max Kepler or infielder Luis Araez. However, Minnesota refused to trade Araez. MLB.com said, “Kepler has a $10 million contract with a club option for the 2024 season. There are many left-handed outfielders in Minnesota, such as Joey Gallo, Nick Gordon, Trevor Lanark, and Alex Kiriloff, so there is a possibility of Kepler’s transfer.”
Meanwhile, MLB.com said, “In addition to Lopez, there is a possibility of trading young starting pitchers such as Jesus Luzardo, Trevor Rogers, and Edward Cabrera. They are all contractually controlled by the club until 2026.”