San Diego Padres Kim Ha-sung’s teammates Juan Soto, Blake Snell and Josh Hader were nominated for trade cards.
John Heyman of MLB Network said on the 스포츠토토 28th (Korea Standard Time), “San Diego is listening to other teams’ trade offers for Soto, Snell, and Hader.”
He added, “Soto’s trade possibility is lower than that of Snell and Hader ahead of the free agent (FA), but we are considering all possibilities.” Soto will be qualified as a free agent after the 2024 season.
Hayman doesn’t see Soto, Snell and Hader’s trade potential high.
The best sale is Superstar Soto. Soto joined San Diego in August last year through a trade. At that time, San Diego emerged as the final winner of the Soto recruitment campaign after fierce competition.
Soto has played in 103 games this season, leading the team’s offense with a batting average of 0.262 with 20 home runs and 62 RBIs with an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage). He also achieved 20 home runs for three consecutive years.
However, San Diego (49 wins and 54 losses), which is gradually moving away from baseball in the fall, is likely to put Soto on the trade market. San Diego remains fourth in the National League West and seventh in the wild card.
Bob Nightingale of USA Today said on the 27th, “Some teams that have talked to San Diego believe that Heather and Snell will be traded. In particular, Hedder is highly likely.
Closer Hader also wore a San Diego uniform last year in a trade. He pitched in 40 games this year and showed off his great finish with one loss and 24 saves with a 0.95 ERA.
Snell, who is running first in the National League ERA, is a top league starter. He pitched 114 innings in 21 games this season and posted a good record of 7 wins, 8 losses and a 2.61 ERA.