All season long, Dodger fans have dreamt about Shohei Ohtani in Dodger blue — and maybe even whipped up a Photoshop project or two to bring their imagination to life.
No one has done what Ohtani has done as both a hitter and a pitcher. The man has already broken some of Babe Ruth’s records and led all of MLB in home runs before ending his season prematurely due to a tear in the UCL of his throwing shoulder and an oblique issue.
It is that very UCL injury that could get in the way of the Dodgers, or other teams, and a nice fat contract for the two-way star. Ohtani had surgery to mend the tear, but will not pitch for at least one year. With the tear being Ohtani’s second elbow injury of his career, his long-term ability to play as both a hitter and pitcher could be called into question.
As a starting pitcher and a dominant hitter, Ohtani was likely going to claim a contract well north of $500 million. Now, $500 million might be his ceiling.
But, as one of the best hitters in baseball — and perhaps the biggest name in the sport — Ohtani still brings a club a great increase in value. And those Dodger Photoshops are too good to give up on, right?
Our very own Doug McKain has the latest update on the Ohtani sweepstakes, including what a potential contract could look like with LA. You can watch the full video by clicking at the top of the article, or by clicking right here.
Do you still want the Dodgers to go after Ohtani this offseason? And what type of contract would you give him? Sound off in the comments below!
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