This is why I got 37.17 billion and lost to Kim Ha Sung… Kim Ha Sung unintentionally makes my coworkers look bad.
San Diego, who is in a hurry to win one win and one win, lost 0-3 in the match against Miami held at Petco Park in San Diego, California 온라인바카라 on the 23rd (Korean time). Even though the mound held up well, the batting line did not burst, so I could not continue the energy of the previous day’s victory and was frustrated at the threshold of winning streak. It was a more painful defeat because they failed to catch Miami, which was above them in the wild card race.
It was a game that was responsible for most of the fielders who could not break through the offensive line. Hitters with flashy names that San Diego is proud of were often unexploded. On this day, the San Diego batting line only had 3 hits and 2 walks. It was a difficult flow to overcome. If I can’t get points, I have to endure without giving them, but that didn’t work either. In particular, the extra point given for an error in the third inning was painful.
San Diego starter Blake Snell scored the first run after hitting a solo home run by Solaire in the middle of the month after one out in the third inning when the match was 0-0. It was annoying, but it was still a solo home run early in the game. It wasn’t a single shot that dominated the game. But here Snell started to falter. He was hit in a row by Araes and Bell, and was driven to first and second bases with one out.
Subsequently, Berger’s batted ball rolled in front of shortstop Zander Bogaerts (31). It was a slow hit, but it was not difficult to handle. However, Bogatz’s running throw became a bad throw to first base, and Araes, runner on second base, stepped home. In the end, San Diego lost the initiative by allowing a total of 3 runs in only 3 innings due to overlapping hits and errors. Bogatz looked to the ground and blamed himself, but his mistake was irreparable.
Bogaerts is a player who boasts a brilliant career. He sounded like a genius from the time he made his major league debut in Boston in 2013 at the age of 21. Since then, he has developed into one of the league’s most powerful offensive shortstops. He won his first Silver Slugger in 2015, and in 2016 became the recipient for the second year in a row. He is a four-time All-Star and a five-time Silver Slugger by the end of last year. One of his attacks was the unquestioned player. Looking at his shortstop, his major league career OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) is 0.807.
However, compared to the offense, the defense was not evaluated as highly. He was consistently labeled as a below-average defender. But last year, he suddenly started posting good metrics on defense, which won San Diego’s heart. San Diego, which decided to move Fernando Tatis Jr. to the outfield, eventually paid a total of 280 million dollars (approximately 371.7 billion won) in 11 years to wear a uniform to Bogatz. As his player hoped, he was also given the shortstop position. Kim Ha-seong, who was a better defender than Bogatz, moved to second base.
However, controversy has been brewing since the beginning of the 11-year contract as Bogatz is not as good as last year in defense, and even the attack he trusted the most fell behind. Apart from the defense, the offense is also below expectations. Bogarts has a batting average of 0.265, 14 home runs, 44 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.732 in 122 games until the 25th. The adjusted OPS, corrected for the field environment, is 105. That’s only 5% better than the league average. That’s not what you’d expect from a $280 million player. It’s a fall that makes the outstanding performance at the beginning of the season colorless.
Ha-seong Kim (28)’s big success is unintentionally driving Bogarts into a more difficult situation. Ha-seong Kim is basically a better shortstop defender than Bogatz. Several indicators accumulated from last year to this year prove this. ‘Attack is Bogatz, defense is Kim Ha-seong’ was a popular evaluation before the season, but it is not like that now. Kim Ha-seong has a batting average of 0.280, 17 homers, 49 RBIs, 28 stolen bases and an OPS of 0.816 in 123 games. In batting average, home runs, RBIs, stolen bases, and OPS, Kim Ha-seong is all better than Bogatz.
The average annual salary of Kim Ha-sung is only 7 million dollars. Bogatz is worth about $25.45 million. It is more than three times that of Kim Ha-sung. However, as the ‘Shortstop Bogatz’ effect does not work properly, some argue that San Diego needs to reorganize its strategy. In fact, Dennis Lin, a reporter in charge of San Diego at the North American sports media ‘The Athletic’, recently reported that San Diego had reviewed a plan to change Bogatz’s position. It can be humiliating, regardless of whether Bogarts will accept it or not.
Bogarts’ defense at shortstop isn’t negative, but it’s nothing special. If so, he may decide that it is better to maximize Bogatz’s offensive talent by switching positions to second base or first base. This is because the shortstop right now has Kim Ha-seong, who has better defense than Bogatz, and even if Kim Ha-seong leaves the team later, Jackson Merrill, one of the team’s top prospects, has to open up his place. It’s also worth considering that Bogarts’ defense at shortstop has a greater chance of declining than improving in the future.
Without Kim Ha-seong, there would not have been a suitable comparison target, and it is highly likely that San Diego would not even have thought of moving Bogatz’s position right away. This is because Merrill also needed a period of adaptation to the major leagues. However, Ha-seong Kim is doing so well that Bogatz, as well as high-paid players such as Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado, are inevitably compared and criticized. Both Tatis Jr. and Machado have lower OPS than Kim Ha-seong this year.
In fact, the ‘San Diego Union-Tribune’ left a meaningful article on the 24th. Kim Ha-seong declared that he was the team’s MVP this year. However, he added, ‘originally the position should have been for players like Machado, Tatis Jr. and Bogatz’.
Apart from Kim Ha-sung’s performance, it is criticized that the ‘players to do’ in the team are sluggish. In the end, despite Kim Ha-sung’s great success, the San Diego batting line, where the ‘players to do’ are sluggish, does not catch fire. The result is the current team record (61-67). Ha-seong Kim cannot shine by doing well alone. It is the time when his teammates need to work hard even for Kim Ha-seong.