“Will $100 million become a reality?” Kim Ha-sung’s top three potential candidates for trade recruitment have appeared, and there are also super-rich clubs

While Awesome Kim’s Kim Ha-sung (29, San Diego Padres) has been steadily mentioned as a trade sale, potential candidate teams that can take Kim Ha-sung have also appeared, drawing attention.

Sports Kida of the U.S. pointed to “Kim Ha-sung Trade: Top 3 Expected Candidates for Valuable San Diego Infielder” on the 17th (Korea Standard Time).헤라카지노

“The Mets are focusing on strengthening their bullpen in preparation for this season. However, skilled infielders are also needed in that Mets third baseman Ronnie Mauricio may not be able to play due to right cruciate ligament tear,” media said, referring to the need for Kim Ha-sung.

“During the offseason, the Mets have mainly relied on collecting released players and signing minor contracts, which has raised questions about their plans,” he said. “Kim Ha-sung, who has not yet reached his prime, has a chance to succeed in New York. With Steve Cohen’s financial support, the Mets could potentially persuade San Diego to include Kim Ha-sung in the trade deal.”

The second team is the Chicago Cubs. We need a player to fill the void left by Cody Bellinger, who turned down the Cubs’ qualifying offer and entered the FA market. Consequently, the Cubs need resources for the third baseman.

The media said, “There are Nick Madrigal and Patrick Wisdom, but they cannot show Bellinger’s offense. In that case, the Cubs can bring in Kim Ha-sung as an ideal replacement, and sign a long-term contract depending on the compatibility with the Cubs.”

The last team is the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto also urgently needs to strengthen its third baseman.

“Long-term solutions are needed to reinforce third base,” the media said, adding, “If Matt Chapman is less likely to return to Toronto after qualifying as an FA, Kim Ha-sung could be the perfect candidate for Toronto.”

Kim Ha-sung, who achieved his major league dream by signing a four-year, $28 million contract with San Diego through the posting system in the 2021 season, left an OPS of 0.708 with a batting average of 0.245 36 home runs and 153 RBIs and 56 steals in 419 big league games.

2023 was the year of its best year. He has made strides in offense. Kim Ha-sung played 152 games and recorded a batting average of 0.260 with 17 homers, 60 RBIs and 38 stolen bases with an OPS of 0.749. He set the record for the most stolen bases stolen by Koreans.

Not to mention defense. He pitched 856 ⅔ as a second baseman, 253 ⅓ as a third baseman, and 153 ⅓ as a shortstop to publicize his presence. 

Thanks to such efforts, the team also received a “gold glove” in the utility category of the National League. It was the first Korean as well as the first Asian infielder to set a milestone.

Kim Ha-sung will be eligible for FA at the end of this season. Kim Ha-sung, who has a mutual option with the club but is expected to increase his ransom significantly, is likely to reject it and enter the FA market. Already in the U.S., the $100 million mark seems to have been made a fait accompli.

San Diego is in poor financial condition. For this reason, it has started to reduce its size. This is why it traded Juan Soto and Trent Grisham. San Diego decided that it was better to solve its financial problems through trade than an extension contract.

Teams that need to strengthen their infield have no choice but to keep an eye on Kim Ha-sung. Unless there is a financial problem. For now, interest is hot. Recently, MLB Trade Rumors listed as many as 17 teams as candidates for interest, saying, “San Diego has drawn widespread interest in Kim Ha-sung.”

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