10 years, $520 million.
The estimated ransom of Shohei Otani (29, FA) has been revealed. Bleacher Report predicted the destinations and prices of major league major free agents in 2023-2024 on the 31st (Korean time). The LA Dodgers are expected to sign a 10-year contract worth $520 million with Ohtani.굿모닝토토
At this point, the biggest variable in Ohtani’s contract is his elbow. This is the background to slightly different projections of Ohtani’s future value and contract among the American media. Considering that he has undergone Tommy John surgery twice, some believe that his future value as a pitcher is bright. He believes that the $500 million contract may not work out.
On the other hand, since dual swords can be restarted in 2025, there is also a prediction that the value will not fall that much. Even if Ohtani underwent Tommy John surgery twice, there is no guarantee that he will not be able to become a pitcher. Furthermore, they argue that Otani’s business effects outside the field should also be calculated. In this case, the $500 million dollar theory will be maintained.
Bleacher Report said, “By 2024, you will know that you will not be able to do dual swords. However, in 2025, baseball can be played without any restrictions. The important thing is to know his unique situation. “I’m just assuming it’s a guaranteed contract,” he said.
Bleacher Report predicted the guaranteed contract to be worth $520 million, but most American media outlets predict that there will be an option depending on the innings. After the second elbow surgery, there is a view that a safety device related to pitching should be installed. Of great interest is what conditions the Dodgers will actually offer to Ohtani.In any case, $520 million is new history in the Major League. The $426.5 million contract signed between the LA Angels and Mike Trout in 2019 is the largest ever. The AAV of Max Scherzer (Texas Rangers) and Justin Verlander (Houston Astros) of $43.33 million is the largest ever. If Ohtani signs a 10-year, $520 million contract, he will be the player with the highest total and AAV in Major League history.