Bullying Kim Ha-seong → Discipline for colleague assault → FA Classic… I’m falling, should I save my last chance
“He has been active as a main player for the past two seasons, but not anymore. He has become a fourth outfielder or platoon type player.
” As for the reason why veteran outfielder Tommy Pam (35), who struggled harder than expected, did not receive good conditions, he analyzed that it was because his position was not as wide as before. In fact, Pam signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the New York Mets, who needed a backup outfielder after failing to attract attention from major league clubs after the free agent market opened.
In my heart, I would have thought of a contract of more than two years, but the market’s reaction was cold, and in the end메이저사이트, I was able to breathe a sigh of relief after signing the contract only after January was almost over. Although he has built a good career in the major leagues, he had no choice in the face of the passage of time and sluggish performance.
Pam, who made his major league debut in St. Louis in 2014, recorded a batting average of 0.306, 23 homers, 73 RBIs and 25 stolen bases in 128 games in 2017, and was reborn as one of the league’s top outfielders. At the time, he even ranked 11th in the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) vote. In 2018 and 2019, the title of ’20 home run hitter’ was attached. Although he was relatively small, he had a strong one-hit power and was also synonymous with hustle play.
However, after wearing a San Diego uniform in 2020, his performance began to decline. He appeared in 186 games during his two years at San Diego, but his batting average plummeted to .226. He had no slugging power or defense. In 2021, after colliding with Kim Ha-seong while coming down to catch a floating ball in the outfield, he was criticized for being rather angry. It wasn’t just the Korean media that criticized it, but the attitude at the time was such that the local media and clubhouse reacted sensitively. The general opinion was that ‘Pam went too far’.
Last year, he went through Cincinnati and Boston, but in May, he assaulted teammate Zak Pederson, causing controversy again. When opinions were divided while talking about the fantasy league, he couldn’t hold back his anger and slapped his cheek, and in the end, he was suspended for 3 games, and it was not small. It was only natural that the gaze of the local media became colder. In 144 games last year, the OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) also stayed at 0.686.
It is expected that he will eventually have to accept the role of a backup outfielder due to his poor skills at a considerable age. However, Pam is showing confidence, saying that she trained steadily during the winter even as an independent without a contract team. Attention is focusing on whether Pam, who is familiar to us as a teammate of Choi Ji-man and Kim Ha-seong, will be able to save the last chance.