San Diego Padres teammates Juan Soto, Blake Snell, and Josh Hader, Kim Ha-sung, were on the lookout for a trade card.
“San Diego is listening to trade offers from other teams for Soto, Snell and Hader,” MLB Network’s John Heyman said on the 28th (Korean time).
He added, “It is less likely to trade Soto than Snell and Hader, who are facing free agents (FA), but we are considering all possibilities.” Soto will qualify as a free agent (FA) after the 2024 season ends.
Heyman doesn’t see a high chance of trading Soto, Snell or Hader.
The best seller is Superstar Soto. Soto joined San Diego through a trade in August of last year. At that time, San Diego overcame fierce competition and became the final winner of the Soto recruitment match, quickly emerging as a championship candidate.
Soto participated in 103 games this season and recorded a batting average of 0.262, 20 homers, 62 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.918, leading the team’s offense. He also reached 20 home runs for the third straight year.메이저놀이터
However, there is a possibility that San Diego (49-54), which is gradually moving away from fall baseball, will put Soto on the trade market. San Diego sits fourth in the National League West and seventh in the Wild Card.
USA Today’s Bob Nightingale predicted on the 27th, “Several teams that have talked to San Diego believe that Hader and Snell will be traded. Hader in particular is likely.”
Closer Hader also wore a San Diego uniform in a trade last year. He appeared in 40 games this year and showed off the majesty of a special finish with 1 loss, 24 saves, and an average ERA of 0.95.
Snell, who ranks first in ERA in the National League, is the league’s top starting pitcher. He pitched 114 innings in 21 games this season, posting a 7-8 record with a 2.61 earned run average.