Trade rumors about Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres) in the offseason continue. This time, there was a local argument that Kim Ha-seong should be given up to recruit Ian Anderson (25, Atlanta Braves), who won his first 10 wins in his debut last year.
The American media ‘Sports Illustrated (SI)’ argued on the 13th (Korean time) that “San Diego Padres should trade Kim Ha-seong to acquire a young starting pitcher.”
San Diego announced its challenge for the National League West premiership by recruiting shortstop Zander Bogarts, Nelson Cruz, Matt Carpenter, and Seth Lugo in this Stove League. However, it is evaluated that the starters, which are essential for winning the championship, are not yet fully equipped. Ace Darvish Yu, Joe Musgrove, Blake Snell, and Lugo have completed the 4 selections, but the 5th selection has not yet been decided, and there are also risk factors in the existing 4 selections.
The selection reinforcement proposed by SI was the Kim Ha-sung trade. While transfer rumors have been continuously raised since joining Bogarts, the main point of the argument was that Kim Ha-seong should be given up in order to recruit Anderson, a young starting pitcher in Atlanta. Anderson debuted in the big leagues in 2020, won 9 wins the following year, and finally rose to the ranks of pitchers with 10 wins (6 losses) last year.
The fact that Kim Ha-seong was mentioned as the opposite pay for a 10-win pitcher means that the value of Kim Ha-seong has increased to that extent. SI said, “Kim Ha-seong had a solid second-year season with the Padres last year with a batting average of .251, 11 homers and 59 RBIs. Fernande Tatis Jr. was suspended for 80 games for testing positive for a banned substance while recovering from a fractured left wrist.
If San Diego gives up Ha-sung Kim and brings in Anderson, they can operate a perfect 5th starting rotation. SI said, “With a month and a half left until the start of the season, if San Diego carries out the Kim Ha-sung-Anders trade, the power of the starting rotation can be further enhanced.” will give fear to the opponent.”
Kim Ha-seong is expected to be appointed second baseman this year, his third year, due to the joining of Bogatz. However, the Padres field team still has a lot of depth, and the starting staff needs reinforcement. SI said, “Can San Diego be willing to give up an infielder who has made it to the final nomination for the 2022 Gold Glove? Let’s watch their progress once,” concluded the article with a meaningful statement. 바카라