“It’s one year out of an 11-year contract, but so far it’s a very impressive performance
. ” The San Diego Padres once again demonstrated the power of a ‘big hand’ by signing a super-large contract with Xander Bogarts, who came out on the free agent market last winter, for 280 million dollars in 11 years (approximately 373.4 billion won).
As San Diego fixed Bogarts as shortstop, Kim Ha-seong naturally moved from shortstop to second baseman. Ha-seong Kim, who finished second in last year’s National League shortstop Gold Glove voting, wasn’t very happy.
However, looking at Bogatsu’s performance, I nodded my head. Bogarts appeared in 30 games this year and led the team with a batting average of .304, on-base percentage of .392, and slugging percentage of .500 with 6 home runs and 13 RBIs. In particular, Manny Machado and Juan Soto are not living up to expectations, and Fernando Tatis Jr. has just returned, so Bogatz’s performance is shining even more.
On the 3rd (Korean time), the official Major League Baseball website (MLB.com) had time to settle the accounts for April through a vote by club officials.메이저놀이터
In the survey that the club officials responded to, there was also a question, “Who is the best free agent contract in the offseason?” The player with the most votes was Bogarts. Bogarts got 7 votes, Brandon Nemo (New York Mets) got 3 votes, Cody Bellinger and Dansby Swanson (both Chicago Cubs) got 2 votes, Nathan Eboldi (Texas), Trey Turner (Philadelphia) and Andrew McCutchen (both Chicago Cubs). Pittsburgh) received one vote each.
On this day, ‘MLB.com’ reported a comment from an official of a National League club, “Bogatz prevented San Diego from falling into a deeper hole while Soto and Machado were sluggish and Tatis Jr. showed a gap.” It is a story that San Diego might have fallen into a deeper abyss if it had not been for Bogatzmacher.
An American League club official said, “When San Diego acquired Bogarts, they moved Tatis Jr. to right field, which improved San Diego’s infield defense.” An official from another American League club also said, “It’s one year out of an 11-year contract, but so far it’s a very impressive performance.”