The Miami Marlins sent shortstop Miguel Rojas (34) to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and are also seeking to trade proven starting pitcher Pablo Lopez (27). The San Diego Padres, who have plenty of shortstop resources, are expected to be a trade partner. The possibility of Kim Ha-seong (28) going to Miami is also discussed.
On the 13th (Korean time), the US sports media ‘ESPN’ dealt with major writers’ remaining off-season issues in a conversation format. Miami pitcher Lopez was chosen as the first candidate for the trade, and the name of Kim Ha-seong came out as the opposite.
Reporter Buster Olney said, “With the signing of Johnny Cueto, Miami added depth as a starting pitcher. Miami general manager Kim Ng will use starting pitching resources to strengthen the fielding team,” said an evaluator of a rival team, saying that the possibility of a trade with San Diego is high.
Reporter Olney predicted that it would be an appropriate trade target, saying, “With Lopez, who has two seasons left until FA, Miami can trade stable shortstop Kim Ha-seong, who has two more seasons of contract with an option in 2025.” Reporter Jesse Rogers also said, “All signs point to a trade for Lopez. Miami, which has good starting depth, needs offense. I can bring a hitter to Lopez,” he said.
Lopez, a right-handed pitcher from Venezuela, had a career-high season last year with 10-10, a 3.75 ERA and 174 strikeouts in 32 games (180 innings). With a 93.5 mph fastball and a changeup, several teams were interested in the trade deadline last summer. With only two seasons left until free agency, Miami is looking for a trade at a high price when its value is high. On the 12th, trade rumors arose with Minnesota Twins infielder Luis Araez and outfielder Max Kepler. 온라인카지노
Miami is overflowing with young starters in their mid-20s, including Sandy Alcantara, who won the National League Cy Young award last year, Jesus Luzardo, Trevor Rogers, Braxton Garrett, and Edward Cabrera. On the 11th, he signed a contract with 37-year-old veteran free agent Cueto for $8.5 million for a year, strengthening his starting depth.
It is in the mood to sell relatively free starting pitcher resources to reinforce the insufficient fielding team. On the 12th, Miami, which traded Rojas, a starting shortstop with an annual salary of $5 million, one-on-one for Jacob Amaya, a minor league shortstop, has the starting shortstop position vacant. Infielder Jean Segura, who signed as a free agent for two years for $17 million, has plenty of experience as a shortstop, but will be employed as a third baseman. Last year’s backup infielder, Joy Wendell, is weak to play as the starting shortstop.
In terms of team composition, it would be perfect if Kim Ha-seong was the starting shortstop. Ha-seong Kim earns $7 million this year and $8 million next year, making his annual salary more than that of Rojas. However, Kim Ha-seong has better airborne production and is 6 years younger than Lohas, who had a poor batting performance compared to his annual salary. I wonder if Kim Ha-sung’s trip to Miami, which has been rumored to be traded with the Boston Red Sox, will happen.