The Athletic Lin said, “Kim Ha-sung trade? It’s possible, but I don’t think so.” San Diego will trade if the PO line fails
Rumors of a trade between Kim Ha-sung (San Diego Padres) are expected to sink to the bottom of the water.
Dennis Lin of The Athletic said on the 11th (Korea Standard Time), “It is possible to trade Kim Ha-sung before returning to the Seoul Series, but it is unlikely.”
He added, “Despite the bad prospects for this offseason (the same explanation applies to many other teams in a slower-moving market), San Diego wants to be competitive in 2024, and Kim Ha-sung can provide great value to the team with an annual salary of $8 million.” In other words, there is virtually no trade.
Lynn has consistently argued that San Diego could trade Kim Ha-sung this offseason.
Yardbacker said on Wednesday, “The Padres have been exploring Kim Ha-sung’s trade market throughout the offseason. If WAR puts him on the trade market, the demand will be high, but San Diego fans won’t like it,” adding, “Kim Ha-sung hit 0.260 with 17 homers and 60 RBIs in the 2023 season, and received some MVP votes. His faithful defense at various infield positions was reflected in his 5.8 bWAR, further enhancing his bidirectional value.” 마카오토토주소
He added, “Kim Ha-sung’s trade will only worsen the otherwise poor offseason atmosphere. The front office wants to be competitive in 2024, and Kim Ha-sung will help them do so.”
Rumors of Kim Ha-sung’s trade could resurface during the 2024 season. If San Diego fails to advance to the postseason, it could trade Kim Ha-sung for a prospect.
Kim Ha-sung is certain to come to the FA market without exercising mutual options at the end of the 2024 season. It is natural that San Diego, which has started to cut payroll, cannot hold on to Kim Ha-sung.