Shohei Ohtani picks the Los Angeles Dodgers

As MLB's winter meetings began, the biggest storyline was where two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani would play baseball next year.

We already have the answer.

According to the superstar himself, he is on his way to his next location. los angeles dodgers. Otani announced his decision in the following post on Instagram.

According to Jeff Passan, the contract is for 10 years and worth a whopping $700 million.

Passan added the following updates regarding the compensation structure.

By putting together a deal like this, the Dodgers should be able to put a more competitive team around him, which could help ensure Ohtani enjoys playoff baseball for the first time next season. .

Ohtani is coming off his second MVP season, perhaps his best year in the tournament. The slugger posted a 304/.412/.654 slash line with a career-high .412 on-base percentage and a .654 slugging percentage. Combined, his OPS was 1.066, which was also a career high.

Of course, this is only part of his 2023 story. Ohtani was impressive even on this bump, posting a 3.14 ERA and 1.061 WHIP in 23 games as a starting pitcher, posting a 10-5 record as a starter. However, with Ohtani suffering a UCL injury near the end of the season, his new team will have to wait to see him on the hill. He underwent surgery in September to repair a torn tendon and will not be able to pitch next season.

But he can still hit, and apparently that's a lot of value.

At least for the Dodgers.



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