The Houston Astros in Major League Baseball (MLB) are aiming for Josh Hader, the top-rated closer.헤라카지노주소
MLB Network John Hayman said on the 19th (Korea Standard Time), “Houston has started recruiting Hader.”
“Houston’s interest in Hader is nothing new,” said Kel Rosenthal, a reporter for The Athletic. “Even before the 2023 season trade deadline, Houston pushed for Hader.”
Houston is interested in Hader to fill the gap of bullpen Kendall Graveman, who is likely to be out for the season due to right shoulder surgery.
Graveman, who transferred from the Chicago White Sox to Houston in a trade in July last year, played 23 games for his new team and recorded 2 wins, 2 losses, and 5 holds with a 2.42 ERA.
It would be the icing on the cake if Graveman’s absence could be filled with Hader, a special Major League finish.
Hader pitched in 61 games last year, recording two wins, three losses, 33 saves and an ERA of 1.28, establishing himself as one of the best finishes in the Major League. In addition, Hader posted an ERA of 65 saves and an ERA of 2.50 in 349 games.
However, it remains to be seen whether Houston can actually recruit Hader. Although Hader wants the best treatment ever for a bullpen pitcher, Major League Baseball teams seem reluctant to spend a lot of money on a bullpen pitcher.
The highest ransom for a bullpen pitcher in the history of Major League Baseball is a five-year contract for Edwin Díaz, who signed with the New York Mets last year, with a total of $102 million (about 136.7 billion won).