Could we see two $500 million contracts within the next year? It’s a number that Mike Trout and Aaron Judge couldn’t even dare.
First of all, it is Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels.
New York Post columnist John Heyman said on the 4th (Korean time), “The Los Angeles Dodgers will be the first to send a love call for Ohtani at the end of this year.” There is no one who denies that it has something to do with it.”
This means that the Dodgers will lead the fight to recruit Ohtani in the free agent market at the end of this year. There are two reasons. This is because the Dodgers are strong enough to be considered as candidates for the championship every year, and Ohtani’s favorite team in the western region. First and foremost, it cannot be overlooked that there is a lot of money. 바카라사이트
Regarding the size of Ohtani’s free agent contract, $500 million is mentioned as a strong factor.
ESPN reporter Jeff Passan said, “If Ohtani builds up the numbers he has achieved over the past two years this season, the contract numbers will start at $500 million. The only thing left to do is to go up from there.”
Former Miami Marlins president David Sampson also said in a recent Forbes interview, “Ohtani is the first starter and the center hitter. Ohtani is playing the role of two players with an annual salary of $25 million, so an annual salary of $50 million is reasonable.” $500 million in 10 years.
Another is Juan Soto of the San Diego Padres. He is a player whose $500 million was mentioned before Ohtani. Soto, who was offered a 15-year, $440 million contract by the Washington Nationals in July of last year, rejected it with a single stroke and was eventually traded to San Diego within a few days. At the time, the local media interpreted that ‘Soto’s agent, Scott Boras, would knock on the free agent market unconditionally two years later, so Washington’s offer was ignored’.
Soto will qualify as a free agent after the 2024 season. He has 2 more seasons to play in San Diego. What will happen if San Diego seeks to extend the contract before becoming a free agent?
San Diego poured over $700 million into long-term contracts this offseason. Free agent shortstop Xander Bogaerts was acquired for 11 years and $280 million, and Manny Machado was extended for 11 years and $350 million. Also tied ace Darvish Yu to $180 million over six years.
The next target must be Soto. Heyman said on the 3rd, ‘The next step is to sign Soto and Josh Hader. “At least discussions can begin,” he said. “It looks like the Padres will contact Soto and Hader sooner or later.”
According to Heyman, Bogatz recently told Soto, “San Diego should get you a bigger truck.” “Look at his age and his talent,” Bogatz told Heyman. “It’s hard to even fathom how much he’s going to get paid,” Bogarts said.
“We’re open-minded. We’re waiting,” said Soto. sent a glance
The point at which San Diego can extend Soto’s contract is between now and before the start of next year’s season. That’s about a year left. Ohtani is highly likely to reach a final agreement on the FA contract in November and December. In the end, it can’t be a matter of great interest to see who will win $500 million first, Ohtani or Soto.
Meanwhile, Ohtani and Soto will participate in the World Baseball Classic starting on the 9th as the Japanese and Dominican Republic national teams, respectively.