There are already rumors of a trade for San Diego closer Josh Hader. In the first half of this year, Hader appeared in 35 games, pitched 33⅓ innings, and recorded 5 토토체험머니0 strikeouts, recording 1 loss, 21 saves, and an average ERA of 1.09, showing extreme pitching. Hader, a proven closer who has already recorded a personal career record of 18 wins, 19 losses, 153 saves, and an ERA of 2.56, is reserving a ‘big hit’ as he can obtain free agent status at the end of this season.
All that remains now is San Diego’s choice. San Diego made a strong start with the goal of winning the World Series this year, but collapsed with a record of 43-47 in the first half. If San Diego, which is in fourth place in the National League West, does not find hope until the trade deadline, there is a high possibility of using Hader as a trade card.
Already, local media are pouring in questions about the trade to Hader. On the 12th (Korean time), the official MLB website (MLB.com) said, “Haider attended All-Star Media Day at Dodger Stadium in July of last year and had to answer questions about his future related to the trade deadline. And Two weeks later, he moved from Milwaukee to San Diego.”
Having already been traded last year, Hader seems to have given up. “There’s nothing I can do,” Hader said. “Just like last year, almost every year since I became eligible for payroll, there have been rumors that I might be traded.”
‘MLB.com’ highlighted players with high potential for trade among the players selected as All-Stars this year, and Heider’s name was mentioned first.
“Haider has been ranked as one of the best relievers since his debut in 2017, and this season may be his best season,” said MLB.com. I overpowered hitters with OPS of .426.” In fact, Hader boasted a fast speed of 98 miles (158 km) at his highest speed against the New York Mets on the 9th, his last appearance in the first half, and even harvested his 21st save of the season.
In the end, it is pointed out that if San Diego does not turn around in the second half, there is a possibility of using Hader as a trade card. ‘MLB.com’ said, “San Diego can be said to be the most sluggish team in the league with 43 wins and 47 losses.” may be wearing a different uniform.”
Will San Diego really use the best closer in the league as a trade card? Their second half of the year is expected to bring many changes to the trade market.