“If you expect to play as a pitcher again in 2025 at the latest, it is likely to be over $500 million.”
After Ohtani Shohei (29, LA Angels) declared a pitcher season out, the biggest interest of the American media is Ohtani’s ransom, which will go to the 2023-2024 free agent market. Ohtani’s second Tommy John surgery is considered a fait accompli, and in 2024 he will not be able to do dual swords.
Because of this, the voices of the media, which have mentioned $600 million and even $700 million, have been completely silenced. From harsh criticism that he will not receive even $500 million, there is also optimism that he will pass $500 million. It is also predicted that an extraordinary option contract will be triggered in preparation for Ohtani’s health.
What is MLB.com’s view? On the 29th (hereinafter Korean time), we introduced the top 10 while ranking the 2023-2024 FA market. It’s boring for Ohtani to be number one. It’s also not unusual that the potential candidates are the Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners.
Also notable is the price. In conclusion, MLB.com saw that Ohtani’s value alone would surpass Aaron Judge (31, New York Yankees). Judge signed a 9-year, $360 million (approximately 475.9 billion won) contract in the 2022-2023 free agent market. However, according to MLB.com, Ohtani’s ransom is 10 years and 400 million dollars. It seems to be worth $40 million per year, but I thought I would get more for the period and the total amount anyway.
MLB.com said, “Ohtani injured his elbow, but he is the best player in the free agent market. It remains to be seen if he will return to the mound, but compared to Judge, who is a year older than Ohtani, who signed last year for 9 years, $360 million, a favorable offensive profile alone could land him a deal in the 10-year, $400 million range. ” he said.
Then, what will happen if you resume the dual wielding style? MLB.com still predicted that it would exceed $500 million. It means that he will write a new history in the major leagues, surpassing Mike Trout’s (LA Angels) record for a 12-year, $426.5 million contract.안전놀이터
MLB.com said, “I’m sure many will be hit by injuries, but I expect Ohtani to pitch again in 2025 at the latest. He is likely to receive more than $500 million,” he said. There will be a discount in the $600-700 million due to this injury, but the overall outlook is that he will eventually receive a contract of more than $500 million. This prediction makes sense, as there is no chance that Ohtani will give up dual wielding.
Cody Bellinger (Chicago Cubs), Matt Chapman (Toronto Blue Jays), Blake Snell, Josh Hader (above San Diego Padres), Julio Urias (LA Dodgers), Aaron Nola are ranked 2nd to 10th by MLB.com. (Philadelphia Phillies), Eduardo Rodriguez (Detroit Tigers), Lucas Giolito (LA Angels), and Jordan Montgomery (Texas Rangers). Also, the pitcher is super strong.