The Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are excited, anticipating and celebrating the signing of free agent Shohei Ohtani (29).Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson, an American professional basketball legend, announced the signing of Ohtani on Tuesday, saying, “We are so grateful to Shohei for choosing to wear a Dodger uniform,” adding, “All Dodger fans around the world are very happy and excited. Welcome to the Dodgers.” The Dodgers signed Ohtani to a 10-year, $700 million contract on Monday, a record-breaking deal. According to ESPN, the contract does not include an opt-out (the right to declare himself a free agent), meaning the Dodgers and Ohtani have signed him to a lifetime contract with no way out .The Dodgers took a financial hemorrhage and an injury risk, but the signing of Ohtani is expected to be a major boost to their roster as well as a marketing boon.”No player in sports generates more revenue than Ohtani,” said CBS Sports, noting that his original team, the Los Angeles Angels, earned $10 million to $20 million a year by using him for advertising, marketing, and jersey sales. The Dodgers, a big-market team, are likely to make even more money.
The Dodgers reportedly paid Ohtani an astronomical amount of money, but he hasn’t left the free agent market. “The Dodgers’ next target could be Japanese pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto,” MLB Network’s Jon Heyman wrote, adding that the Dodgers could make a run at both Ohtani and Yamamoto .The Angels, who missed out on Ohtani, are quickly moving past the disappointment .MLB.com’s Sam Bloom took to social media to share a photo of a giant photo of Ohtani being taken down at Angels Stadium.” The Ohtani mural is officially gone,” Bloom wrote. Teams that were in the running to sign Ohtani are scrambling to find their next best option. “San Francisco will likely turn its attention to Yamamoto,” MLB.com reported, “and will have to compete with the New York Mets and New York Yankees for his services.” “With outfield depth issues, the Giants could also pursue Cody Bellinger and Jung-Hoo Lee. “Fans of the Toronto Blue Jays, who were in a last-minute bidding war with the Dodgers, are disappointed. “As their division rivals, the Yankees, bolstered their lineup by acquiring outfielder Juan Soto in a trade, Toronto has also been active in the Stovrig market,” MLB.com explained, “and with the Jays willing to pay around $500 million for Ohtani, they could use 온라인카지노 that money to make a number of moves.”