“Ha-sung Kim’s defense is fantastic.”
Rumors about Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres) trade to the Boston Red Sox continue to flow. It became a powerful typhoon as the wind and sources of the American media mixed. Ha-seong Kim has been involved in trade with various teams, but there is a reason why Boston feels a little different.
With Zander Bogaerts moving to San Diego from free agency, there is no suitable shortstop. Trevor Story, who can play both shortstop and second base, can play as shortstop. However, Story is expected to undergo elbow surgery and be on a long-term departure. In other words, at this point, Boston’s center infield is open. The possibility of reinforcing the central infielder from the outside is quite high.
SB Nation’s Boston Community Over the Monster said on the 14th (hereinafter Korean time), “Ha-sung Kim’s aggressive performance is not entirely encouraging. He improved overall in 2022 from his freshman year, and showed aggressive light in various places, but his ability at bat is not a card that can be put forward that way.”
Then he said, “It’s okay. Kim Ha-sung’s defense is fantastic. He has formidable arms, is cunning, and can cover large spaces. These skills are great perks to plug right into the lineup after losing his story for so long. Hurry up and see Ha-seong Kim’s defense highlight scene.” In addition, the media discussed in detail the defensive value of Kim Ha-sung and the cards Boston should come up with. 메이저사이트
For Ha-seong Kim, the continued trade rumors can be confusing. However, it is not bad in terms of being recognized for its value. After all, there are not many players who live as a one-club man in the major leagues without trade. In fact, once he’s transferred to Boston, he’ll be able to play at shortstop consistently, at least until Story returns. In San Diego, it is difficult to play as a shortstop because of Bogarts. As a shortstop, you can increase your value by increasing your production.
Also, if Kim Ha-sung actually goes to Boston, we can expect an interesting confrontation. It is a meeting with Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays), who is aiming to return to the major leagues in July following his minor league rehabilitation in June. Ha-seong Kim of the National League has not been able to meet Hyun-jin Ryu of the American League for the past two years.
This season, the major leagues have set a schedule so that all 30 clubs can have at least 2-3 games. Looking at the second half, San Diego will also have three consecutive away matches with Toronto from July 19th to 21st. However, since Boston is the same American League East division as Toronto, we meet more often.
As of the second half, Boston will have 3 home games against Toronto on August 5-7 and 3 away games on September 16-18. If Kim Ha-seong moves to Boston, the possibility of facing Ryu Hyun-jin up to two times will open in the second half only. In any case, there is no reason for Kim Ha-sung to take the Boston trade rumor badly, neither he himself nor the fans.