This year, Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani is expected to be the center of news throughout the season and even into the offseason after the season.
Ohtani will become a free agent for the first time in his career after the World Series this year. He is already intrigued to see what will happen to him.
Ohtani’s expected future is largely twofold. Will he be traded before this summer or will he find a new team in the free agency market after the season. In other words, the Angels have two paths to choose from.
The Angels have announced that they will not trade Ohtani this offseason. However, his trade value is ‘now’ the best. As time goes on, its value tends to decrease. He could be traded this summer, but this winter will be the best for the group of prospects the Angels will acquire.
If you don’t trade, you’ll have to challenge Ohtani for the postseason, but even then, it’ll be harder to catch him in the free agent market. Because the price is skyrocketing. The Angels do not have a sharp solution. That is why it is important how the new owner takes Ohtani’s policy after the club is sold.
What is clear is that Ohtani will enter the free agent market at the end of this year. It is obvious that the prestigious rich clubs will rush in droves. The most likely team is the Los Angeles Dodgers.
CBS Sports said on the 10th (Korean time), ‘This offseason has been formed to see what the market surrounding the recruitment of Ohtani will look like. I ranked the top 4 teams most likely to have Ohtani, who will become a free agent after this season,’ and put the Dodgers in first place.
This media is ‘of course. The Dodgers tried to bring Ohtani back when he was an amateur. This offseason, the Dodgers seem to have prepared for him a passion they have never poured into any player before.” I can,’ he predicted.
The Dodgers have a history of contracting after a trade. After trading Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox in February 2020, he signed a long-term contract for 12 years and $365 million. It means Ohtani can do that too.
CBS Sports said, ‘No matter what the method, the Dodgers have a financial power that no other club can surpass in the Ohtani recruitment match, and it is full of great results, a player development system, and, above all, a desire to make Ohtani a Dodgers player. That’s why I chose him as the most likely team to bring him.”
The Dodgers were followed by the New York Mets. The Mets made a massive investment in the free agency market this time. Steve Cohen, the richest club owner, has the attitude that money can do anything. However, the reason why it is lower than the Dodgers is because it has to think about the luxury tax burden. The Mets’ payroll this year is expected to reach an all-time high of $380 million. CBS Sports said, ‘Cohen may set an upper limit on the size of the luxury tax’. This means that there will be no limitless investment.
However, the media said, ‘Cohen is a person who will accept the bid even if the painting is damaged, so it does not stop his possessive desire. This kind of story can develop if the owners start a war to recruit Ohtani, not looking at each other’s fan base and team strength,’ he said.스포츠토토
CBS Sports then ranked the San Francisco Giants at No. 3 and the Angels at No. 4. In the case of the Angels, ‘the new owner may present the highest-priced contract ever, but it is not likely because Ohtani wants to win the championship rather than money,’ he said.