“He promised an offseason bonanza.”
When it comes to Shohei Ohtani (29, free agent), some believe that the Los Angeles Dodgers have already largely finalized a deal, and that the Ohtani battle is over prematurely. Regardless, the Dodgers’ mainstream theory on the Ohtani deal is solid. It is widely believed that the Dodgers will guarantee at least $500 million.
On Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23), CBS Sports compiled a list of things Major League Baseball fans should be thankful for, team by team. Los Angeles Dodgers fans are most thankful for “big offseason commitments. If the Dodgers landed Ohtani, it would be a winner in and of itself for the 2023-2024 offseason.
CBS Sports said, “I think Ohtani will go to the Dodgers, but even if he doesn’t, he’ll pivot to Yoshinobu Yamamoto (25). Or how about a trade for Corbin Burns (Milwaukee Brewers) or Tyler Glasnow (Tampa Bay Rays).”
In fact, the Dodgers have been widely rumored to be looking at Otani and Yamamoto all at once. Given their deep pockets, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that the Dodgers could acquire both Japanese stars together. Even if they lose Otani to another team, they’ll still get Yamamoto.
As CBS Sports notes, “The Dodgers have been able to make salary adjustments in recent years, allowing them to sign Ohtani this offseason. In a way, it’s a great move this offseason.” The Dodgers’ ultimate goal is to win a World Series with Ohtani. They’ll likely sign him to a 10-year deal. For Ohtani, who has already accomplished so much, a championship ring is the ultimate goal. 보스토토
MLB.com also predicted in its Thanksgiving Day feature that the Dodgers will win the National League West in 2024. “There are questions about 2024,” they wrote, “but they’re still the favorites. Signing Ohtani would make that a little more certain.