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Dodgers NL West Rival Expected to Offer Shohei Ohtani Largest Contract

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.

Photo Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.


  1. Well Dodgers and us fans best be prepared for that is a real possibility of Ohtani ending up with Giants. IIWII but hopefully Dodgers can lure him here.

  2. I just wish the drama was over already. Almost as bad hearing about Taylor whats her face every time shows up at a KC game. Choose already.

  3. On the contrary, I think it would be wonderful for the Giants to overpay for Ohtani, crippling to organization for generations.

    1. Yes I totally agree. I don’t see Ohtani as worth that kind of money whether he pitches again or not!
      I personally would like to see him land somewhere else!

  4. Do not count out the Mets. Cohen will pay him more than anyoneif he chooses, and it won’t hurt a bit financially.

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