In San Diego, where the money is spent, the commissioner said, “Can we continue?”
How does Ha-sung Kim’s team, the San Diego Padres, and Major League Commissioner Rob Manfred, who are continuing their unstoppable investment, view it?안전놀이터
On the 16th (Korean time), Manfred shared his thoughts on the Padres in an interview with local media such as the ‘Washington Post’.
“The question is whether they can keep doing this for a long time and what will happen as they go through the rebuilding process,” he said of his thoughts on the Padres.
The Padres have been showing unstoppable moves lately. This offseason, after showing interest in top free agents such as Trey Turner and Aaron Judge, they acquired Xander Bogarts for 11 years and $280 million.
Here, he extended his contract with Yu Darvish for six years and $108 million. There are also predictions that he will sign a new contract with Manny Machado, who can opt out after this season.
According to ‘Baseball Reference’, their total expected annual salary for the 2023 season is $256.9 million. It does not fall behind other big market teams, including the global rival LA Dodgers.
Agent Scott Boras previously compared the Padres to the San Antonio Spurs, an NBA club that has no other competitive professional team in the same home market, and said, “They are not a small market anymore.”
Commissioner Manfred also predicted that the Padres would change their position as a ‘gathering team’ rather than a ‘receiving team’ in the major league revenue-sharing system. This is a rare case in Major League Baseball.
The key now is whether or not it is sustainable, as the commissioner said. Long-term contracts signed by the Padres in a row are likely to be bad contracts. Fernando Tatis Jr., who had previously failed in his contract with Eric Hosmer and was given a 14-year, $340 million contract, is already in danger of falling into a ‘eating and running’ after being punished for taking drugs due to careless injuries. On top of that, the pool of prospects has also bottomed out due to several large-scale trades.
The Dodgers, a competitor team in the same district, consistently nurtured promising players every season and achieved bold investment and generational change at the same time. it happened It remains to be seen whether San Diego, which is busy chasing the Dodgers, can follow the same path.