Shohei Ohtani Rumors Dodgers Insider Breaks Down Top Competitors For Two-Way Star


Photo: Instagram/Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani, the two-way superstar, is at the center of numerous offseason rumors, despite dealing with a torn UCL.

As the MLB offseason approaches, questions about his future abound. Doug McKain, an insider from www.dodgersnation.com, recently provided a comprehensive breakdown of the latest developments in the Ohtani sweepstakes and potential landing spots for him.

If you're eager for the most up-to-date Ohtani news, his video analysis is a must-watch. It appears increasingly likely that Ohtani's time with the Los Angeles Angels will come to an end this offseason.

Photo: Instagram/Shohei Ohtani

Despite his impressive performance during his tenure with the Angels, he has yet to experience postseason success. Ohtani's strong desire to win is no secret, and reports suggest that he values a team's winning tradition more than its geographical location.

While he hails from Japan and would prefer a West Coast team, he's willing to prioritize winning over proximity to home. Ohtani's torn UCL might impact the size of his contract, but McKain predicts that he could still command a staggering $500 million deal. Even if he refrains from pitching, his value to a team remains undeniable.

Ohtani is not only a formidable slugger but also a top contender for the American League MVP, boasting a .304 batting average, 44 home runs, 95 RBI, and a 1.066 OPS, despite missing over a week due to a strained oblique. While the San Francisco Giants are keen on securing a superstar, their financial resources might limit their ability to sign Ohtani.

On the other hand, the Los Angeles Dodgers possess both a winning tradition and the financial muscle to pursue Ohtani aggressively. The Dodgers have a track record of successfully integrating superstars like Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman, suggesting that Ohtani could thrive if he chooses to don the Dodger uniform.

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Source: Sports Illustrated
 


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