“I wanted to go to the Dodgers…” Will the player who was rejected three times play a key role in Arizona’s championship?

 A player who was rejected by the LA Dodgers is looking to win the World Series. The story behind outfielder Tommy Pham (35), who has emerged as a star of the Arizona Diamondbacks, is interesting. 

On the 30th (hereinafter Korean time), the US ‘LA Times’토스카지노 reported the story behind Pam’s desire to come to the Dodgers. Pam, who was released as a free agent after last season, told her agent that she wanted to go to the Dodgers. He also instructed, “Call Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman twice.” He also asked Dodgers players he was close with for help in getting into the team. 

But Pam’s wish did not come true. President Friedman was contacted twice by Pam’s agent, but he declined both times. The Dodgers, who were looking for a left-handed outfielder, did not even look at right-handed outfielder Pam. In the end, Pam signed a one-year, $6 million free agent contract with the New York Mets at the end of January. Two weeks later, the Dodgers signed left-handed outfielder David Peralta for a one-year, $6.5 million contract. 

He almost made a connection with the Dodgers ahead of the trade deadline in early August. With fall baseball already far away, the Mets put Pam up for trade, and the possibility of him going to the Dodgers arose. There was testimony that the Dodgers considered Pam as one of the recruitment candidates. Key players Mookie Betts and JD Martinez also told Pam about the atmosphere of the club. 

Pam, who was secretly looking forward to going to the Dodgers, was ignored again. Before the Mets traded Pam, the Dodgers completed their reinforcement of right-handed hitters by acquiring Kike Hernández from the Boston Red Sox and Amed Rosario from the Cleveland Guardians. Pam, who had been rejected by the Dodgers three times, was traded to Arizona with a few hours left before the trade deadline. 

This trade was a godsend for both Arizona and Pam. After moving to Arizona, he has a batting average of .2441 (47 hits in 195 at-bats), 6 home runs, 32 RBIs, and an OPS of .720 in 50 games, which is lower than when he was with the Mets, but he is showing his presence in the postseason. His performance on the surface is not outstanding, with a batting average of .275 (14 hits in 51 at-bats) in 13 games, 3 home runs, 3 RBIs, and an OPS of .779, but he exploded with 4 hits, including a home run, in Game 1 of the division series against the Dodgers, and went 2-for-5 in Game 2 as well. He played an active role in hitting and led the team to a three-game sweep. 

Pam, who also made an impact in Game 2 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers with 4 hits in 4 at bats, including 2 doubles, said, “I have no bad feelings toward the Dodgers at all. I have to do better. If you think I don’t fit in with the team, that can happen. “I have no feelings toward the Dodgers,” he said. 






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