There is also a scenario that Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres), who is showing his true colours, and Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes), the representative star of the KBO League, could play in the US Major League.
The Padres are expected to sign Kim Ha-seong to an extension and will also be in the running for Lee Jung-hoo, according to local media.
US Athletic reporter Dennis Lin shared the news of San Diego in a Q&A with readers on the 11th (KST).
One fan asked about Kim Ha-seong, whose value has skyrocketed this season due to his offensive, defensive, and defensive prowess.
토스카지노 One fan asked how much effort the Dodgers will put into re-signing Juan Soto, Kim, Blake Snell, Josh Hader and others.
“Right now, Kim is ahead of the other players in terms of the likelihood of San Diego signing him to a long-term deal,” Lin said.
“Kim’s value is skyrocketing, so signing him might not be easy. However, he is unlikely to demand as much money as the other three players,” he wrote. “Unless something happens, it is highly unlikely that San Diego will be willing to part with the fan favourite after the 2024 season.”
Kim signed a 4+1 year, $28 million guaranteed deal with San Diego prior to the 2021 season. He is eligible for free agency if he declines the $8 million mutual option for the 2025 season.
[SEOUL, South Korea] Cho Sung-woo (R) greets fans after hitting an RBI single in the eighth inning during the 2023 KBO League baseball game between KT Wiz and Kiwoom Heroes at Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro-gu, Seoul, South Korea, on 11 July. 11 July 2023. email@example.com
San Diego, which is weighing an extension for Kim, is also reportedly interested in Lee Jeong-hoo, who will be in the posting system this winter.
“Lee Jung-hoo, a former teammate of Kim’s, is being considered as a possible candidate for San Diego to bring to the United States this offseason,” Lin said.
“The team sent several high-level evaluators to watch Lee before he suffered an ankle injury in July. Several rival clubs see San Diego, which has Kim Ha-seong and Park Chan-ho as special advisers, as the most likely candidate to sign Lee.”
The variable is Lee’s injury. “It remains to be seen how the ankle injury will affect the signing of Lee Jung-hoo. Unfortunately, it could lower his price tag.”
Kim Ha-seong played alongside Lee in Kiwoom before moving to the US through the posting system.
He was a backup infielder when he first joined the team, but he’s become more highly regarded this year as he’s stepped up his offensive game. In 110 games this season, Kim is batting .288 with 15 home runs, 41 RBI, 63 runs scored, and 27 stolen bases.
If San Diego, which has benefited greatly from the acquisition of Kim, were to retain Lee, it would be the first time in four years that Kim and Lee would wear the same uniform.