The recruitment of Oh Seung-hwan (Samsung), the “leader안전놀이터 of the game” of the MLB Colorado, was evaluated as the club’s most successful trade.
On the 27th (Korean time), MLB.com selected ‘the best signings of the 21st century trade deadlines from 30 major league clubs’. In Colorado, Oh Seung-hwan was selected.
MLB.com explained, “Even when Colorado traded Oh Seung-hwan, it wasn’t a signing that attracted attention.” “However, Oh Seung-hwan started in 25 games after transferring to Colorado and played an active role with 2 wins, 1 save and an average ERA of 2.53.”
Then, “Oh Seung-hwan took the mound in the bottom of the 10th inning against the Chicago Cubs in the National League wild card match and blocked 1.2 innings with no runs. At that time, Colorado won 2-1 after a bloody battle that went into the 13th inning of extra time.” “Colorado won the postseason. It was the last game,” he said.
Oh Seung-hwan, who played an active role as the best closer in KBO League Samsung and Nippon Professional Baseball Hanshin, signed a contract with St. Louis in 2016 and realized his major league dream.
Oh Seung-hwan, who collected 39 saves in two seasons in St. Louis, went to Toronto and wore a Colorado uniform through a trade in July 2018. He played as a setup man and collected 8 holds for 1 save.
I experienced MLB fall baseball as Colorado advanced to the postseason in second place in the National League West Division. At the time, Colorado defeated the Cubs in the wild card game, but was eliminated by losing to Milwaukee in the National League Division Series.