Reporter Kim Hee-joon = Major League Baseball (MLB) San Diego Padres, the team belonging to Ha-seong Kim (27), was selected as the second team that did well in strengthening this offseason.
On the 13th (Korean time), MLB.com selected and ranked the 10 most successful teams among the teams that reinforced their strength through offseason free agent (FA) contracts and trades.
San Diego is evaluated as the second successful power reinforcement.
MLB.com evaluated that San Diego, which acquired top hitter Juan Soto and closer Josh Hader ahead of the trade deadline last season, showed a surprising move this winter.
Most of all, they paid attention to the recruitment of Zander Bogarts, who was active as the Boston Red Sox’s starting shortstop. San Diego signed an 11-year, $280 million contract with Bogarts, who was one of the ‘Big 4’ shortstops in the free agent market.
MLB.com said, “With the recruitment of Bogarts, San Diego can have flexibility in the composition of the infield. Ha-seong Kim can be used as second baseman and Jake Cronenworth as first baseman.” If he returns after the disciplinary action, he can play as an outfielder.”
In addition, it was analyzed that the recruitment of veteran giant player Nelson Crews and infield utility player Matt Carpenter could also double the team’s offensive power. Cruz is also expected to serve as a mentor for young players, including Tatis Jr.
MLB.com added that if right-handed pitcher Seth Lugo is given the role of swing man, the weight of San Diego’s starting lineup will be added. 먹튀검증
The first place was the New York Mets, which dominated the FA market this winter with the financial power of the owner of ‘billionaire’ Steve Cohen.
The Mets traded ace Jacob deGrom to the Texas Rangers, but they refreshed their starting lineup with Justin Verlander (2 years, $86 million), Senga Godai (5 years, $75 million), and Jose Quintana (2 years, $26 million). built
The internal FA also cracked down well. Last year, Edwin Diaz, who played an active role as the best closer, signed a contract for five years and $102 million, and setup man Adam Ottavino for two years and $14.5 million. He also invested 162 million dollars over eight years to capture outfielder Brandon Nemo.
The Texas Rangers, who offered a guarantee of 185 million dollars over 5 years and caught deGrom, came in 3rd, and the Philadelphia Phillies, who signed a contract with large shortstop Trey Turner for 11 years, 300 million dollars, took 4th place. The Toronto Blue Jays, who strengthened their starting lineup by signing Chris Bassett for three years and $63 million, were ranked fifth.