Free agent Chris Bassett, who signed with the Toronto Blue Jays, almost became Kim Ha-sung’s teammate.
On the 13th (hereinafter Korean time), Bassett agreed to a three-year, $63 million contract and wore a Toronto uniform. Bassitt made 30 starts for the New York Mets this year, recording a career high of 15-9 with a 3.42 ERA. He threw 181⅔ innings and passed regulation innings for the first time.
He is a high-level starting pitcher rated fourth in the free agent market after Justin Verlander, Jacob deGrom, and Carlos Rodon.
After 2018, he ranked 11th with an ERA of 3.29 among pitchers who have started more than 100 games in the last five years. ESPN said, “Toronto has strengthened its rotation by recruiting a pitcher with the most consistent performance in the major leagues over the past five years.” The average annual salary is high,’ he said.
Toronto was in a situation where the 4th and 5th starters were not suitable for Kevin Gausman, Alec Manoa and Jose Berrios. By bringing in Bassett, he 메이저놀이터 was able to secure depth while easing concerns about the starting lineup. The 5 starters can be left to Yusei Kikuchi, Mitch White, and ‘Number One’ prospect Ricky Tidman. Ross Stripling, who replaced Ryu Hyun-jin this season, left on the 14th after signing a two-year, $25 million contract with the San Francisco Giants.
However, it is known that the San Diego Padres also actively courted Bassett. Reporter John Heyman of MLB Network said on the 14th, “The Padres, which are continuing to move toward reinforcement, have even left the final candidate after a race to recruit Bassett.” However, it seems that he lost his hand to Toronto in the total amount rather than the length of his contract.
In San Diego, Darvish Yu, Blake Snell, and Joe Musgrove are top-notch starters, but the other two starters are undetermined. Sean Manea and Mike Clevinger, who pitched as the 4th and 5th starters this year, signed free agent contracts and left for the San Francisco Giants and Chicago White Sox, respectively.
In this free agent market, San Diego caught shortstop Zander Bogaerts (11 years, $280 million), right-handed bullpen Robert Suarez (5 years, $46 million), and right-handed swingman Nick Martinez (3 years, $26 million), but the starting pitcher No recruitment yet. If Bassett came to San Diego, he’d be a good starter for the fourth.