9:41 am: Sherman now Tweets Padres would be seen as Kim’s favorite. The deal has yet to be finalized, but the two sides have discussed an annual value of between $ 7 million and $ 8 million over a period of less than six years. If a deal is finalized, Kim will intervene on second base, with Cronworth potentially moving onto the field.
9:18 am: Kim is on a trip to the United States this morning, According to Jee-ho Yoo of South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. While Daniel Kim is from DKTV and ESPN Tweets That Kim is heading to the US to take a physical exam, that doesn’t mean he has picked a team yet. Kim must be present to complete a physical exam before his post window closes, so it only makes sense that he’s heading to North America at this time.
Meanwhile, Joel Sherman of the New York Post Reports That Blue Jays and Padres are early frontrunners for Kim, as the Red Sox still looms large as a potential but less likely destination. Kim, Sherman was “infatuated” with the Mets and Reds Add, But is not seen as favoring for signature.
8:55 am: Less than 12 hours have passed since Padres agreed to Acquisition of vogue From Blake Snell It’s in a deal with Rays, but it appears that this isn’t the only major step General Manager AJ Preller hopes to complete before the New Year arrives. Buster Olney from ESPN Tweets San Diego is “doing a serious tour” in the freestyle player Ha Seung Kim, Who was appointed to the major league clubs by Kiwoom Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization.
Unlike most of the stars who have been posted to MLB bands, Kim is in the middle of his early years. The 25-year-old has been a consistent contributor to champions throughout his career but has seen his attacking production explode over the past two seasons, even as KBO changed ball composition in an effort to cut back on the league. Very friendly tendencies. Since 2019, Kim has fought 0.307 / .393 / .500 with 49 home runs, 62 doubles, three times and 56 vs 62 in stolen base attempts.
Of course, Padres has no urgent need for a player thanks to the presence of the Mane Machado In the third base, Fernando Tatis Jr. In shortstop and resurfacing Jake Cronworth In the second base. However, Kim is experienced with both the short and the third base, and he’s seen as a fully viable option in base two as well. He could give Padres – or any other club – a versatile piece that lets them rest their regular players every day of the week or play a bigger role in the event of injury. It’s also worth noting that Cronworth, despite having made an excellent debut in 2020, still has only 194 major league matches under his belt.
There is no clear candidate for Kim at this point, although his market is nearing an end. Its 30-day posting period began on December 2 and should end by January 1 at 5 PM ET. Blue Jays Make an offer At least five years, reports from South Korea have Referred to That he had several five-year offers on hand. It is not clear if the Padres made a five-year bid, but the chatter surrounding Kim’s characters regains their strength over the next few days as his bidding time approaches.