Is Kim Ha-sung and the rejected 582.3 billion won destined to break up? to the Dodgers? 24 homers, OPS 0.926 ‘Crossroads of choice’
Are Kim Ha-seong and Juan Soto (San Diego Padres) destined to part ways?
The two pair off the San Diego offense this season. On the team, Kim Ha-seong is first with a batting average of 0.288, Soto is second with 0.270, and in OPS, Soto is first with 0.926, and Kim Ha-seong is second with 0.835. And Soto’s 24 homers and 73 RBIs also rank first on the team.스포츠토토
Such Soto turned down a 15-year, $440 million (approximately 582.3 billion won) contract extension from the Washington Nationals ahead of the 2022 trade deadline and moved to San Diego. Anyway, Soto’s free agency is one year away. San Diego now has the same concerns as Washington did a year ago. There was an opinion that it should be sold according to the trade deadline this summer, but San Diego kept it.
On the 11th (hereinafter Korean time), Bleacher Report picked one player to be disposed of as a trade in the 2023-2024 offseason by 30 major league clubs. San Diego definitely picked Soto. On this day, CBS Sports also mentioned Soto as a potential trader for the upcoming offseason.
Bleacher Report said, “San Diego has seven players signed through 2027, eight are free agents, and four have mutual options to qualify as free agents. Therefore, it is difficult to find a better trade candidate than the Dodgers.” In other words, going to the Dodgers, which will greatly reinforce their strength this winter, is not bad.
In the end, it is impossible to catch all the players, and the time for cooking and choosing is approaching. “If San Diego can’t sign Soto to a long-term deal this offseason, it might be in their best interests to trade him and stockpile the farm system,” said Bleacher Report.
Even for San Diego, it might be a good option to deal with Soto when he’s doing well. Soto has been sluggish since the transfer, but has been active since the end of the first half. CBS Sports said, “Soto is still an elite hitter. He has a great eye and makes a lot of hard contact from a low launch. He’s worthless on defense, and he’ll transition to a designated hitter in a few years. If San Diego gets serious about the Soto trade, there will be plenty of candidates lining up to add an impact hitter to the top of the lineup next season.”