‘$500 million+α’ Otani FA recruitment campaign begins… Anger in New York? SF’s Japantown? The boss takes care of the Dodgers.

 The 2023-2024 FA market has not officially opened. However, since ‘the biggest fish of all time’ Shohei Ohtani (29) declared the end of the season for the LA Angels, it should be considered that the season has effectively started.토토사이트

On the 17th (Korean time), the LA Angels announced that Ohtani would be completely out for the season. After starting the first game of the doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds on August 24th, he declared a pitcher’s season out, and after the game against the Oakland Athletics on the 4th, he was unable to play as a hitter due to side pain.

It is clear that Ohtani will undergo elbow surgery. But I’m not sure if it’s Tommy John or not. In any case, it should be said that he will not be able to use dual swords in the 2024 season. The FA price will be reduced, but the prevailing view is that the total will not fall below $500 million.

There are signs of an influx of articles predicting Otani’s destination. SportsKida already ranked the LA Dodgers, New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, and Seattle Mariners as 1st to 5th on the 17th. Regardless of ranking, MSN selected the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, and Seattle Mariners.

MSN predicted that the Dodgers would eventually defeat other teams with their financial power. “The Dodgers ranked 6th in payroll this year. The New York Mets spent $100 million more than the Dodgers. But the Dodgers have room to spend on big names and haven’t been afraid of flashy contracts over the past decade. There is also a rich roster and farm system. “We can afford to make Ohtani comfortable on his way back from injury next year.”

Actually, this part is a general story. However, MBN presented one more point here. It is said that the Dodgers’ president Andrew Friedman, not general manager Brandon Gomes, is making the move to recruit Ohtani. “The Dodgers satisfy Ohtani’s desire to compete for a World Series title, are on the West Coast, and everything shows that President Friedman is personally making the moves and signing the contract,” he said. This means that they are ahead of other clubs not only in amount but also in sincerity.

In addition, MSN said about the Yankees, “New Yorkers are angry. It’s September and the winning rate is below 0.500. This is an unacceptable situation. Historically, the Yankees have signed All-Star players after poor performance. “We will not leave Otani alone.”

Regarding San Francisco, another dark horse, he said, “Historic Japantown is adjacent.” He emphasized that the desire to win the World Series is high and that it should not be ruled out. In fact, it is a club that is constantly mentioned as a second-tier team related to Otani destinations.

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