165 Save Closer Wants More Than 136.3 Billion, Where’s Your Destination? Houston Is Interested
The Houston Astros are moving to sign free agent closer Josh Hader (30).
The Athletic reported on the 19th (Korea Standard Time), “Houston has stepped up to recruit Hader.”
Hader shared a room with Kim Ha-sung with the San Diego Padres last year. He pitched in a total of 61 games in the 2023 season, recording two wins, three losses, 33 saves and an ERA of 1.28. He was also elected as the fifth All-Star in his career.
Hader is a top-rated closing pitcher in the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB). Since he first finished with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018, he has made 165 saves in total. Starting with 2019 when he settled down as a closing pitcher, he made more than 30 saves in a season from 2021 to 23. In 2020, he made 13 saves in the aftermath of COVID-19.
Hader had 85 strikeouts while throwing a total of 56 1/3 innings this season. He excels in strikeouts as a closing pitcher. He has a low hit rate of 0.156 and an excellent on-base percentage (WHIP) of 0.94 per inning.
Hader rejected San Diego’s qualifying offer. The qualifying offer is a system under which an original team offers a one-year contract with the average annual salary of the top 125 high-paid players to an FA player. MLB’s qualifying offer in 2023 was 23.20 million dollars.
Hader, who received 14.1 million dollars (about 18.8 billion won) in annual salary for the 2023 season, is aiming for a big contract.
According to local media, Hader is looking for a contract that exceeds 102 million dollars (136.3 billion won), the highest contract ever signed by Edwin Diaz with the New York Mets at the end of 2022.
Houston is interested in Hader because it urgently needs to strengthen its bullpen. Kendall Graveman, a setup man who posted 37 wins, 43 losses and 56 holds 24 saves in 280 games, is likely to leave the team as a whole this season after undergoing shoulder surgery. Some bullpen pitchers left their team due to FA. 월카지노주소
Ryan Pressley, who was selected for the U.S. national team of the World Baseball Classic, is guarding the back door of the Houston Astros. He had 31 saves and an ERA of 3.58 last year. If Hader is recruited, one of the two players has to leave the team as the closing pitcher.