How much will Los Angeles Angels Ohtani Shohei (29) get if he goes to the free agent market?
An arm problem prevented him from taking the mound as a pitcher this year. If he undergoes surgery, he will be unable to pitch longer. If so, it can be a big variable in the FA contract.
On the 24th (Korean time)카지노, Ohtani started as a starting pitcher and second batter in the first leg of the double header against the Cincinnati Reds in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA. At the time, he felt discomfort in his right arm after one shot in the second inning.
Indeed, as a result of a checkup, he was diagnosed with a damage to his right ulnar collateral ligament. It has not yet been decided whether or not to undergo surgery, but general manager Perry Minassian has officially announced that “Ohtani will no longer be pitching for the rest of the season.”
Ohtani news became the biggest issue. MLB.com, the local media in the US, and the Japanese media paid attention to how much Ohtani’s value will be recognized when he becomes a free agent.
Reporter Mike DiGiovana of the LA Times, a local Los Angeles media outlet, said on social media, “Ohtani’s elbow is damaged. If he undergoes a second Tommy John surgery, he will suffer greatly in his free agent contract this winter.”
MLB.com said, “The minimum contract for Ohtani as a free agent is expected to be $500 million over 10 years, but the final amount may be much less. Some believe his chances of becoming the half-billion dollar man are slim now.”
On the other hand, the American media’The Athletic’ said, “Ohtani is worth 500 million dollars (approximately 665 billion won) as a free agent just by hitting.” about 470 billion won). However, Judge has no possibility of pitching, and Ohtani still has (the possibility of pitching) left,” he explained.
However, I’m not sure if Ohtani will be able to get back on the mound and ‘double-hit’ properly. According to MLB.com, a National League executive said, “It’s hard to say. No one has ever seen a player like this,” he said. “Now with an injury… ” he blurted out.
Another National League club executive said, “I don’t know if Ohtani can pay for the idea that he can pitch in the long run. He’s still a great hitter. He will be able to pitch in the bullpen.” However, he was concerned that “his value and originality have suffered a major blow.”
If Ohtani goes to the free agency market after the end of this season, it is expected to have a significant impact on his ransom if he is unable to pitch for a long time.
Ohtani was also being discussed the possibility of a 10-year, $1 billion contract. However, even if he can get back on the mound from the 2025 season, it will be difficult for the 2024 season. However, in the case of a long-term contract, Ohtani can be recruited and all of the ‘too-ta’ can be used. According to MLB.com, an executive from one of the major league clubs said, “If the contract period is longer, you will be able to use it as a pitcher for a long time even if you lose next year.”
Interest continues as to what team Ohtani will go to after the end of this season, under what conditions, and when he will start ‘two-hitting’.