“There is a possibility that the Los Angeles Angels will sign a long-term contract with Ohtani Shohei.”
The prevailing view is that it is only a matter of time before Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) leaves the team. He only has the question of whether to trade or the 2023-2024 free agent market before the trade deadline for the 2023 season. However, Sports Illustrated’s Fan Nation Halos Today discussed the possibility of Ohtani staying with the Angels on the 9th (hereinafter Korean time).
This media gave Hope to Angels fans based on what The Athletic’s Sam Bloom mentioned in a Q&A with readers at the end of December last year. Ohtani didn’t just stay, he saw that he could sign a long-term contract with the Los Angeles Angels.
Of course, there are conditions here. First is the ransom. It is generally predicted that Ohtani’s ransom will eventually exceed $500 million, whether as a free agent or traded. Halos Today pointed out that only a handful of teams have the opportunity to recruit Ohtani. Because few teams can afford $500 million.
In fact, Bloom also said through The Athletic, “The Angels will be able to extend the contract only if the team succeeds in the 2023 season and the new owner has the resources to invest a lot of money in Ohtani.” need to be reviewed. That way the Angels will have a chance.” 안전놀이터
USA Today announced on the 9th that there are six groups interested in selling the Los Angeles Angels. It is difficult to complete the sale before the start of the 2023 season, but it is true that the green light has been given to the sale. The better the new owner’s financial strength, the higher the chance Ohtani will stay with the Angels. Of course, the new owner may want to clean up Ohtani even if the money is good.
You should be able to invest $500 million in Ohtani and naturally be able to afford the luxury tax. Could such an owner appear? Also, the Angels should perform as Ohtani has hoped several times. If the Angels fall behind from the beginning in the 2023 season, there is no choice but to catch Ohtani.
Ohtani’s potential destination, as predicted by Bloom, was also listed as the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets, in addition to remaining with the Angels. Halos Today said, “If Mets owner Steve Cohen runs out of money this offseason, it could end up with the Los Angeles game. Then Ohtani would prefer to stay still.” It is expected that he will not go to the Dodgers if it becomes a second match between the Angels and the Dodgers. It is the subjective position of this medium.