The San Diego Padres got bored of waiting.
The team signed Korean free agent Ha-Seong Kim to a five-year deal worth $25 million and they went out and traded for pitchers Yu Darvish and Blake Snell.
Given how slowly this off-season has progressed, it was wild seeing San Diego bash their heads through the wall and acquire three marquee names within a matter of a couple days. Kim gives them another talent to play the infield and adding Darvish and Snell makes their pretty good rotation suddenly very good.
Most importantly, though, how does this affect the Blue Jays?
First, there’s Kim, a player who the Blue Jays were apparently viewed as a finalist for over the weekend. According to Daniel Kim, ESPN’s KBO insider, the Jays were among the teams who offered Kim a multi-year deal. Kim also added on Monday that the Jays fielded a competitive offer that was for “5+ years.”
But Kim ended up in San Diego, which is a bit odd given the fact the Padres already have Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado playing shortstop and third base. Apparently, a key for Kim was having a clause in his contract in which he couldn’ …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation