It seems that Ha-seong Kim (28, San Diego) does not have much time left to spend with left-handed pitcher Blake Snell (31), known as his teammate and best friend.토토사이트
Bob Nightingale, a baseball reporter for USA Today, an American daily newspaper, recently quoted St. Louis club president John Moseliac as saying, “St. Louis plans to sign at least three starting pitchers in the free agent market this winter.” The candidates are Julio Urias (27, LA Dodgers), Snell, and Aaron Nola (30, Philadelphia).”
In particular, St. Louis is known to be sure to catch Snell among them, and his ransom is expected to rise in the free agent market. At the end of this season, Snell will be eligible for free agency after the five-year extension contract he signed with Tampa Bay in the past ends.
Snell, who was born in Washington State and made his major league debut in Tampa Bay in 2016, was an ordinary pitcher who won only 11 wins until 2017. However, he quickly posted an outstanding record of 21-5 with a 1.89 earned run average in 2018 and won the American League Cy Young Award that year. Then Tampa Bay hurriedly gave him a five-year, $50 million (approximately 66.75 billion won) extension contract.
However, Snell, who only won 6 wins in 2019 and 4 wins in 2020 due to injuries and the aftermath of Corona 19, was traded to San Diego after the 2020 season. He did not live up to his reputation with 7 wins in 2021 and 8 wins last year, but he became a different pitcher this year.
As of the 25th (Korean time), he started 26 games this season, recording 10 wins, 9 losses, 184 strikeouts, and an average ERA of 2.73. He ranks first in the Major League (ML) earned run average, second in the National League (NL) in strikeouts, and is tied for 9th in the most wins, and is also being discussed as a candidate for the Cy Young Award. As the situation progressed, the New York Post also recently reported that “Snell’s name ranks high among the pitchers the Yankees are looking to recruit this winter.”
Ha-seong Kim said in an interview with Star News in the past, “I am grateful that Snell has treated me well and taken care of me since the first year of the major leagues when the environment was unfamiliar.” However, with many teams targeting Snell, who is performing well ahead of free agency, the chances of these two playing together in San Diego next year seem slim.