Trade rumors about Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres) continue. This time, local rivals LA Dodgers and LA Angels emerged as candidates.
Sports Illustrated (SI), a sports media outlet, wrote on the 6th (Korean time), “The stability of shortstop Kim Ha-seong will be a good addition to the Angels lineup.”
San Diego signed an 11-year, $280 million (approximately 356.5 billion won) free agent contract with shortstop Xander Bogarts during the offseason. This became bad news for Ha-seong Kim. Kim Ha-seong performed so well last season that he was ranked second in the National League Gold Glove shortstop category, but he gave up the shortstop position after being pushed by Bogarts in batting.
Kim Ha-seong, who lost his place, is evaluated as the main second baseman in the team. He remains an attractive resource for many teams looking to reinforce their shortstop.
The media said, “Kim Ha-seong is a very solid player who took over as shortstop after the main shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was suspended last year. Kim Ha-seong will be suitable as the main shortstop.”
“The Angels have added players such as Geo Ursella and Brandon Drury, but I don’t think they will use them as their starting shortstop 안전놀이터. Luis Renhipo and David Fletcher are expected to be candidates for shortstop, but I can’t say with confidence that this will strengthen the team’s depth. same,” he added.
Rumors about the recruitment of Kim Ha-sung are also emerging from the local rival Dodgers. The Dodgers left a void at shortstop after Trey Turner left the team.
The media said, “Lux is originally a shortstop, but he hasn’t played much in his position yet. He mainly played second base and showed unstable defense. On the other hand, Ha-seong Kim defended 1092 innings in 131 games last year, recording a defense success rate of 0.982. Ha-sung Kim’s annual salary was 700 It is not expensive at 10,000 dollars (approximately 8.9 billion won), so it should be chosen by the Dodgers.”
The trade rumor of Kim Ha-sung, which is heating up the off-season. This time, LA teams were also nominated. Attention is drawn to his future, which is receiving a lot of attention.