Manager Bob Melvin, who trusted Kim Ha-seong, is leaving San Diego to take the helm in San Francisco.
MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, reported on July 25 (KST) that “Melvin has been named the manager of San Francisco.”
Melvin had one year left on his contract with San Diego, but opted to part ways with the team and recently interviewed for the San Francisco managerial job. Melvin, who was embroiled in a feud with San Diego head coach A.J. Preller over the team’s poor performance this season, eventually left the organization.
Melvin was the man who developed Kim into a starter. He fell in love with Kim’s hustle and trusted him enough to help him develop into one of the best infielders in the major leagues.
With Melvin’s departure, attention has turned to Kim’s future. The Athletic, a leading US sports publication, reported that Kim, who is a year away from free agency, could be traded as San Diego overhauls its infield position.
The outlet expects San Diego to be unable to afford Kim’s skyrocketing price tag. The argument is that San Diego would have to invest a large sum of money to hold onto Kim, who has developed into one of the league’s best infielders, and the team already has a number of long-term contracts that would prevent them from signing him. 굿모닝토토 주소
A trade isn’t necessarily a bad thing, though, as a contending team could pursue Kim if they’re looking to bolster their center line.
With Melvin’s departure, San Diego is also rebuilding. It will be interesting to see how that affects Kim Ha-Sung.