SF Trade Review → Possible Reunion with Kim Ha-sung… Lee Jung-hoo “It would be nice to play in the same team.”

Will Kim Ha-sung and Lee Jung-hoo, who led the hero team in burgundy uniforms, reunite with the San Francisco Giants in the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB).

The San Francisco Chronicle, a local media outlet in San Francisco, reported on the 19th (Korea Standard Time), “San Francisco is considering a trade to recruit a shortstop, and catcher prospect Joey Bart, one or two young pitchers, and one of the team’s outfielders could be traded.”월카지노

“San Francisco can recruit a player like Kim Ha-sung from the San Diego Padres in return, and Willy Adames (Milbury Brewers) is another candidate to recruit,” he said. Attention is drawn to the fact that Kim Ha-sung’s name was directly mentioned.

Rumors of Kim Ha-sung’s trade came from San Diego’s poor finances. San Diego has drawn attention in recent years with its aggressive recruitment from the Stove League. Ahead of this season, it signed a 10-year, 280 million-dollar contract with infielder Xander Bogaerts to reinforce its infielders.

San Diego has also invested heavily in contracts with Manny Machado (11 years, 350 million dollars), Darvish U (108 million dollars), and Jake Cronenworth (seven years, 80 million dollars). San Diego was full of ambition and confidence to produce good results.

San Diego, however, has failed to produce investment results. The only achievements made during the last four seasons from 2020 to this year were the advancement to the 2020 and 2022 National League Wild Card series. Still, San Diego has been unable to surpass its rival LA Dodgers. This season, San Diego recorded a winning rate of over 50 percent with 82 wins and 80 losses (0.506), but failed to advance to the postseason due to falling behind in the wild card competition.

On top of that, concerns grew inside and outside the team as it was belatedly reported that San Diego took out $50 million (about 65.2 billion won) in September to pay the team’s annual salary. There was also a possibility that the main players could leave the team.

Shortly thereafter, the prediction became a reality. Juan Soto, an outfielder with offensive and defensive capabilities, entered the trade market, and eventually San Diego sent two outfielders, Soto and Trent Grisham, in a trade with the New York Yankees on the 7th. He has received right-handers Michael King, Jani Brito, promising right-handers Drew Thorpe and Randy Vazquez, and catcher Kyle Higashioka from the Yankees, but he could not avoid weakening his offense.

San Diego is still trying to lower its payroll. I just watched Michael Waka and Seth Lugo, who were one of the pillars of the starting lineup, leave for the Kansas City Royals, and have not moved aggressively against the two players.

San Diego’s move is not over yet. The team is considering further reducing its size through trade, and Kim Ha-sung was mentioned as the target.

“The Athletic,” a U.S. sports media outlet, said on the 18th that if Lee Jung-hoo had signed with San Diego on the same terms as San Francisco, he would have sent another left-handed hitter or at least one starter or several bullpen pitchers to another team, adding, “Cronenworth and Kim Ha-sung are being discussed as trade candidates.”

As the team called San Francisco has been mentioned, attention is expected to be paid to Kim Ha-sung’s future moves, and what do you think of Lee Jung-hoo, who signed a six-year contract with San Francisco for a total of $113 million (about 148 billion won).

Lee Jung-hoo said in a press conference held at Incheon International Airport’s 2nd Passenger Terminal on the 19th, “I think I benefited from (Kim) Ha-sung’s good work since last year, but I want to work hard and continue to leave a good perception of Korean baseball players because I can’t ruin what he did well. I think that will give many players a way to challenge, so I will work hard with responsibility,” and expressed his gratitude to Kim Ha-sung, saying, “I contacted him first after the contract was confirmed, and he said, ‘It’s good because I’m playing baseball with a good coach, and now I just need to be good at your baseball.'”

Lee Jung-hoo, who also expressed his expectation for meeting as an enemy, not a teammate, said, “It’s good to play in the same team. But there are so many teams and I don’t know what will happen, but it would be great to play in the same team again.”

Kim Ha-sung’s answer two months ago was similar. Asked about playing in the same team with Lee Jung-hoo in the big league, Kim said, “I think I will tell Lee Jung-hoo enough about what I felt and tell him to prepare well because MLB is not an easy place,” adding, “Since I played a lot in Korea (together), I think it’s something that Jung-hoo should do on his own, and I try not to put such pressure on him.” He did not express his thoughts directly, but his idea was that it would certainly have a positive effect.

San Francisco Giants, which acquired Lee Jung-hoo, stepped up efforts to strengthen its power by agreeing on a two-year contract worth 8 million U.S. dollars (including 4 million dollars in option for the club in 2026) with free agent catcher Tom Murphy on Wednesday. It remains to be seen whether San Francisco, which has expressed willingness to close its wallet yet, will have another Korean player.

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