“Miami trades Kim Ha-seong? I don’t know” Appears as a candidate for the ML batting king’s new keystone combination

 What is the probability that ‘Awesome Kim’ Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres) will leave San Diego via trade after this season?

‘MLB Trade Rumors (MLBTR)’, which delivers major league news,소닉카지노 reported on the 15th (Korean time) that the Miami Marlins were looking to reinforce their shortstop and mentioned the possibility of signing Ha-seong Kim through a trade.

Recently, the ‘Miami Herald’ said, “Miami plans to try to upgrade the shortstop position this winter,” and added, “Joey Wendle is an impending free agent and had a disappointing season as he was unable to reproduce the offensive ability he showed during his time with the Tampa Bay Rays.” Wendle, who became Miami’s starting shortstop this year, is having his worst season with a batting average of .222, an on-base percentage of .257, a slugging percentage of .323, 2 home runs, 20 RBIs, and 7 stolen bases in 103 games. Even Wendle himself admitted, “It was a difficult year for me.”

Which player is Miami targeting? In fact, in order to recruit a high-quality shortstop through free agency or trade, you have to endure a significant loss. MLBTR also predicts, “Miami will look for a solution from outside, but there will also be difficulties.”

‘MLBTR’ listed shortstop candidates that Miami could be looking to recruit, including Tim Anderson, Ahmed Rosario, Gio Urshela, Paul De Jong, and Nick Ahmed, but said there is a possibility of turning to the trade market if this does not work out.

Of course, reinforcement through trade is also expected to not be smooth. “One way is to turn to the trade market, but shortstops are generally highly regarded in the market and clubs tend not to give them up easily,” explains MLBTR.

‘MLBTR’ mentioned Kim Ha-seong as a player that Miami might be interested in trading, but predicted that realistically it would not be easy.

“Ha-Sung Kim moved to second base when San Diego signed Xander Bogaerts, but he is having a good season, so we do not expect his price to decrease,” said MLBTR. “Also, as 2024 is the last year of the guaranteed contract period, Ha-Sung Kim is also having a good season.” “It is only a short-term solution,” he pointed out. Ha-seong Kim signed a 4+1 year contract with San Diego worth up to $39 million (about 52 billion won) after the 2020 season. The contract is guaranteed until next year, and there is also a mutual option for 2025.

Ha-seong Kim has excelled in batting this year, standing tall as the team’s central player. Ha-Seong Kim, who appeared in 141 games this year, has a batting average of .268, an on-base percentage of .358, a slugging percentage of .413, and has 17 home runs, 58 RBIs, and 35 stolen bases. He is also mentioned as a Gold Glove candidate for his excellent defense. He is mainly playing as a second baseman this season, but as he played a full-time season as a shortstop last year, it can be said to be a card worth drooling over for teams looking to reinforce their shortstop position. Ha-seong Kim boasted excellent defensive skills at shortstop, enough to be selected as one of the three finalists for the National League Gold Glove Award in the shortstop category last season.

If Miami acquires Kim Ha-seong through a trade and uses him as a shortstop, a keystone combination with second baseman Luis Arraez, who is currently ranked first in batting in the entire major league, could become a reality. Araez, who once attempted to achieve his dream batting average of .400, is ranked first in the entire major league in batting average this season with a batting average of .349.

However, given that Kim Ha-seong is under contract with San Diego until at least next year and that he is a utility player with both offensive and defensive abilities, there seems to be no reason for San Diego to use him as a trade card.

‘MLBTR’ said, “If Miami plans to compete again next year, they will need to come up with a solution at shortstop. Players who played shortstop for Miami this season recorded a batting average of .232, an on-base percentage of .267, and a slugging percentage of .317, and their adjusted run production was . (wRC+) was 56, showing the worst offensive production in the league,” he said, emphasizing that reinforcing shortstop is an absolute task for Miami in the offseason. How can Miami upgrade its shortstop position?