“Signing with the Dodgers? I’m…” Ohtani opens up about Dodgers rumors: ‘The truth behind the $600 million rumor’

“There is talk that I could sign with the Dodgers in the winter.”바카라사이트

For Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels), the two-game homestand against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 21-22 was all about baseball, as rumors of Ohtani joining the Dodgers have been swirling around Major League Baseball.

Ohtani took the loss in his start against the Dodgers on April 21, allowing five hits (one home run) in seven innings with 12 strikeouts and two walks. He is 6-3 with a 3.13 ERA on the season. He had been struggling as a pitcher since May, but on this day, he pitched dominantly for the first time in a long time. On the other hand, he has been dominant as a hitter in June, but was only able to go 1-for-3 with a walk.

Local reporters bombarded Ohtani with questions after the 21st game. “There’s talk that you could sign with the Dodgers this winter,” one reporter told Ohtani, according to the LA Times. Ohtani gave a cautious response.

“I want to focus on the season.” In typical Ohtani fashion, he continued, “I left that up to my agent. Personally, I want to focus on the season.” The LA Times added a nuance of disappointment that they didn’t get the answer they wanted. “His body language was controlled. His conservative word choice offered no clues as to what he was thinking about his impending free agency.”

In a recent poll of 103 major leaguers by The Athletic, 57.2% of them named the Dodgers as a destination for free agent Ohtani. Even without this poll, the Ohtani=Dodgers rumor mill is churning. The LA Times cited Los Angeles’ similar climate to Anaheim, warmer weather, and the fact that the National League has a designated hitter, as reasons to favor the Dodgers.

Of course, it’s all about the money. “Most importantly, the Dodgers have more money,” the LA Times said. The Dodgers could sign Ohtani to a $500 million or $600 million contract and have the m

The LA Times pointed out that the Dodgers also worked hard to get Ohtani to the major leagues in 2018. Ohtani then gave a model response. “I’m grateful not only to the Dodgers, but also to the teams that tried hard to sign me when I came here after the 2017 season,” he said.

Ohtani really just wants to focus on baseball. “When it comes to throwing and hitting, the opponent doesn’t change what I can do. I have to do what I have to do regardless of the opponent,” he said. We’ll get to hear what Ohtani has to say after he decides on a new destination this winter.

oney to add power.” They have the deepest pockets in the game, and they intentionally didn’t spend money in the 2022-2023 free agent class. All in all, the odds are in favor of Ohtani joining the Dodgers.

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