“Ha-seong Kim wasted a season that broke his shell”
The San Diego Padres have not yet officially been completely eliminated from the postseason, but it is true that their 2023 season was disappointing.카지노사이트
Although the team was aiming to win the World Series this year, they are still below the .500 winning percentage with 79 wins and 80 losses (a winning percentage of .497). A huge investment was made to create a stellar team of stars, but that did not translate into performance.
There was definitely a lot of good news for San Diego. The San Diego Union-Tribune, a local media outlet in San Diego, USA, covered San Diego’s unfortunate fall through an article titled ‘San Diego knows this year is a representative example of a wasted opportunity’ on the 30th (Korean time).
In particular, compared to Ha-seong Kim’s batting average of .251, on-base percentage of .325, slugging percentage of .383, OPS of .708, and 11 home runs, 59 RBIs and 12 stolen bases in 150 games last year, in 149 games this year, he had a batting average of .259, on-base percentage of .350, slugging percentage of .397, Despite having a markedly different season with an OPS of .747, 17 home runs, 59 RBI, and 36 stolen bases, it is disappointing that San Diego was unable to translate this into team performance.
The San Diego Union-Tribune said, “San Diego wasted the best starting pitching staff in the major leagues. They wasted Gary Sanchez, who hit a home run once in 12 at-bats,” and “They also had Ha-seong Kim’s breakout season.” They also wasted Fernando Tatis Jr.’s comeback season, Blake Snell’s Cy Young season, and the seasons of Juan Soto and Josh Hader, who returned to their original form. In this way, they wasted $253 million (about 341.8 billion won). “It was a waste of time,” he fiercely criticized. The $253 million mentioned here refers to the total annual salary of the players paid by San Diego this year.
This media described Kim Ha-seong’s season as a ‘season of breaking the shell.’ This means that he has taken a leap forward as a major leaguer. Despite many other positive factors, San Diego continued its unbelievable slump.
San Diego is on a 9-game winning streak, with 12 wins and 2 losses in the last 14 games, making the outlook for next season bright, but there is no guarantee that this will lead to success in the 2024 season.
First of all, there may be changes in the composition of the team. “San Diego’s next season cannot be guaranteed. There are also key players who will change,” said the San Diego Union-Tribune. “Snell and Hader are certain to leave through free agency. Trading Soto is also being seriously considered.” “I’m doing it,” he predicted, “the calm before the storm.”
If Snell, who is considered one of the candidates for the National League Cy Young Award, and Hader, who has regained his status as the best closing pitcher in the Major League, leave San Diego through free agency, it will not be easy to immediately fill the void. If Soto is also traded, it will be difficult for San Diego’s batting lineup to achieve a high level of destructive power. It is already interesting to see how San Diego will finish the 2023 season and prepare for the 2024 season.