Nobody has any clue about where free agent two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani will sign this winter, except for Ohtani himself. But we can speculate based on different reporting.
Ohtani is expected to receive the largest free agent deal in baseball history, with some projecting that he will get $600 million. Others have said that he may be open to a shorter-term contract to reenter the market again as a two-way player since he is currently injured.
But one thing we do know is that money won’t be the motivating factor for Ohtani this winter, instead, his ability to win will decide his new team. But that doesn’t seem to be stopping the Dodgers NL West rival.
MLB insider Bob Nightengale of USA Today is reporting that the San Francisco Giants will be the ones offering Ohtani the most money this winter.
“If Ohtani does not sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers or Angels, some executives predict that he’ll end up signing with either the Chicago Cubs or Texas Rangers, while the San Francisco Giants will offer the most money.”Per Bob Nightengale of USA Today
While the Dodgers remain the favorites to land Ohtani, there are other teams positioning themselves in their attempt to land him. The Giants have been looking to bring a star into their organization for a while now, so they have money to spare.
Many don’t see the Giants as a realistic landing spot for the two-way superstar, but they will be active in the discussions. If anything, the Giants could drive the price for Ohtani up with whatever offer they make him.
It would be awful if Ohtani ended up in San Francisco and fans would be all over the front office for letting it happen. So, hopefully, when the dust settles on his free agency, Ohtani will be calling Dodger Stadium home.
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