Kim Ha-sung ATL trade rumors came out again… This time, PS undefeated pitcher in return
The rumor about Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego) trading, which had been quiet for a while, came out again. After his debut, he was mentioned as the opposite of Ian Anderson (25) of Atlanta, who is running an undefeated streak in the postseason.
American media Bleacher Report suggested on the 7th (Korean time), “Atlanta acquires shortstop Kim Ha-seong and left-hander Adrian Morehone, and San Diego acquires right-hander Ian Anderson. How about a trade like this?” 메이저놀이터
Atlanta was the destination of Kim Ha-sung, who was constantly mentioned along with Boston this winter. However, soon the trade rumors were put to rest because there were replacements in Von Grisham and Orlando Arcia.
Bleacher Report said, “Arcia hasn’t played the shortstop position regularly since 2020, so it’s not an ideal scenario for Atlanta.” “It seems like a more logical choice to [the trade],” he said.
Anderson was selected 3rd overall in the 1st round of the 2016 draft and debuted in the big leagues in 2020. His regular season performance was mediocre with 22 wins and 13 losses in 52 games with an ERA of 3.97, but was strong in the postseason with 4 wins and 0 losses in 8 games with an ERA of 1.26. As an undefeated pitcher in the postseason, he also led Atlanta to a World Series victory in 2021.
Bleacher Report said, “It is reasonable and fair in terms of talent to exchange Ha-seong Kim for Anderson. However, Ha-seong Kim has a contract until 2024 and Anderson can control it until 2026.
However, the possibility of trade was not expected to be high. “It’s doubtful that two teams, the National League’s best contenders, would make a deal like this,” Bleacher Report wrote, “especially since Atlanta needs Anderson for pitching depth and shortstop Grissom has an advantage that’s hard to ignore.”