“San Francisco Prepares to Match Ohtani Price” Dodgers $5B+α Hype Over? ‘Shocker No. 2’

“I’m sure San Francisco is ready to meet Ohtani’s asking price.”

Clutchpoint published a shocking article on Tuesday (Nov. 10). It analyzed that the frontrunner in the 2023-2024 free agent market for Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels) is not the Los Angeles Dodgers, but the San Francisco Giants. He believes the Giants are No. 1, the Dodgers are No. 2, the New York Mets are No. 3, the Seattle Mariners are No. 4, and the Chicago Cubs are No. 5.

In short, it’s a prediction that breaks the “Dodgers are going to sign Ohtani” narrative. Of course, it’s only a prediction, and we won’t know the outcome until the free agency market opens. However, there was a lot of speculation that it would be a one-sided race for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have had their eye on Ohtani for a long time.

In fact, the Dodgers were the clear frontrunners because they had recently maximized their payroll and were ready to give Ohtani a big-time shot in the arm, because they had a better chance of winning the World Series than any other team, and because they were a familiar franchise in the West, which Ohtani preferred. 스포츠토토

Of course, The Athletic columnist Jim Borden recently suggested that the likelihood of winning a World Series was more important to Ohtani than geography, but that didn’t change the analysis that the Dodgers were the favorites. However, ClutchPoint believes San Francisco’s offense could be bigger than expected.

“San Francisco is the best fit for Ohtani,” Clutchpoint said. With three World Series titles, the most since 2010, the Giants can give Ohtani some competition. The Giants are desperate to sign a superstar.”

In fact, the Giants were so desperate to add Aaron Judge (New York Yankees) in free agency a year ago that they agreed to a 13-year, $350 million deal with Carlos Correa (Minnesota Twins), only to have the deal canceled during his physical.

They came close to landing both Judge and Correa at the same time, meaning they were ready and able to spend over $500 million. If San Francisco’s idea of a superstar is to anchor a team and win a World Series, there’s no better card than Ohtani.

“Money is no object,” Clutchpoint said. The Giants were willing to take on the biggest contracts for Judge and Correa. I’m sure they’re ready to meet Ohtani’s asking price. If they make Ohtani sigh, it won’t be for lack of trying.” In fact, there have been several reports in the U.S. media that San Francisco is actively pursuing not only Ohtani but also Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom).

On the one hand, Clutchpoint says the Dodgers’ move for Ohtani makes a lot of sense. The Dodgers’ starting rotation is virtually broken. If Ohtani returns to Idoryu in 2025, they can use him as an ace from then on. Add to that the fact that Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman, who are in the National League MVP race this year, are unlikely to be in the MVP race again next year, and the Dodgers need Ohtani to keep their offense strong.