There are predictions that LA Angels Shohei Otani (29) will still receive a record-breaking contract despite an elbow injury.
On the 27th (Korean time), American media New York Post reporter John Heyman said, “Some people laughed at the idea that Ohtani would receive $500 million. “However, I am hearing again about the $600 million (approximately KRW 813.9 billion) contract that was expected before Ohtani was told that he would not be able to pitch as a pitcher next year due to an elbow injury,” he said, again predicting that Ohtani would receive a contract worth up to $600 million. 토스카지노 도메인
Ohtani is the only major league hitter to have a career batting average of .274 in 701 games (681 hits in 2,483 at-bats), 171 home runs, 437 RBIs, an OPS of .922, and an ERA of 3.01 in 86 games (481⅔ innings) as a pitcher with 38 wins, 19 losses, and 3.01. He is a two-hitting superstar. He has accumulated a splendid list of awards, including the American League Rookie of the Year Award in 2018, MVP and Silver Slugger Award in 2021, 2nd place in MVP and 4th Cy Young Award in 2022, and selection as an All-Star for 3 consecutive years (2021-2023).
Ohtani, who is considered a strong MVP candidate again this year, recorded a batting average of .304 (151 hits in 497 at-bats) in 135 games as a batter, 44 home runs, 95 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.066, and as a pitcher, he recorded 10 wins, 5 losses, and an average ERA of 3.14 in 23 games (132 innings). Although he ended the season a little early due to injury, he is still considered the biggest player in the upcoming winter free agent market.
Ohtani, who was evaluated as having a chance to receive a contract of up to $600 million during the season, suffered a slight decline in his evaluation as he ended his pitching early due to an elbow injury. Although it has not been officially announced that he will undergo Tommy John surgery, it is expected that he will not be able to pitch next year. Because of this, Otani’s expected contract size has also decreased significantly.
However, Reporter Heyman said, “I am still expecting $500 million (about 678 billion won),” and “But I think $500 million will be a starting point,” suggesting the possibility of a contract exceeding expectations.
Reporter Heyman emphasized, “Ohtani is not simply the best player for many years, but a marketing opportunity that will never come again,” adding, “Most executives believe that Ohtani’s marketing revenue will be close to $20 million (about 27.1 billion won). If he plays in the postseason, his salary could reach $35 million (about 47.5 billion won). “Also, whether he will return to the mound will continue to be an issue,” he explained Ohtani’s value.
Regarding which team Ohtani will sign with, reporter Heyman selected Texas, San Francisco, and Dodgers as his top choices. He then mentioned the 4th place Mets, 5th place Boston, 6th place Angels, 7th place Cubs, 8th place Yankees, 9th place San Diego, and 10th place Seattle as strong candidates.