All-Star closers moving this winter? MLB.com’s predicted trade listings
Major League (MLB) Stove League enters the second act. While major free agents (FA) such as Jacob deGrom, Justin Verlander, and Carlos Correa have set their destinations, names remaining in the market such as Carlos Rodon, Dansbiswanson, and Andrew Benintendi are expected to sign contracts soon. to be. Now it’s the turn of the quiet teams. It means entering the trade war.
MLB.com introduced 10 players who are expected to change their uniforms before the start of the 2023 season on the 15th (Korean time). Boston Red Sox first baseman Bobby Dalbec and third baseman Raphael Devers were mentioned, and Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jensen, who worked with Ryu Hyun-jin, was also named. Chris Flexen (Seattle Mariners), who plays for the Doosan Bears in the KBO League and is recognized as a representative player for ‘reverse export’, is also news that he can come out for trade as his position is ambiguous due to the strengthening of the team’s starting lineup (depth).
The players who received the most attention were the closers of the two teams belonging to the Central Division of the American League (AL). Liam Hendricks of the Chicago White Sox and Gregory Soto of the Detroit Tigers.
MLB.com said of Hendricks, “It’s not that there was no sympathy over the extension contract, but it can’t be said that the club (Sakago White Sox) is active. thing,” he said. “I signed a contract with Hendricks and included a no-trade clause with five teams, but there are enough options (even with negotiations with the remaining teams),” he said.
Hendricks is an All-Star closer. He recorded 38 saves in the 2021 season and 37 in the 2022 season. He even posted an earned run average of 2 in all.
About Soto, MLB.com said, “Soto, who signed a contract with Detroit until 2025, is currently considered a cost-effective yet attractive trade candidate (given the trend of rising league relief pitcher ransom).” There is a possibility to write,” he said.
Soto is also an All-Star closer, and established himself with 18 saves last season (2021), and marked 30 saves this season. His earned run average over the past two years was in the 3-point range. Given that his career record is in the 4-point range, he is not rated as ‘Express’. 토토사이트
The value of the closer is still high. In Stove League this winter, Edwin Diaz signed a five-year contract with his original team, the New York Mets, for a total of 102 million dollars (132.9 billion won), recording the highest ransom ever for a bullpen pitcher. ‘Dead figure’ Kenley Jensen also signed a two-year, $32 million (42.2 billion won) contract with Boston.
Hendricks has attracted the attention of many teams before. Soto is a pitcher that can be used well for 1-2 years right now. Attention is focusing on whether they will wear new uniforms as an observatory.