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The biggest name in free agency this winter is arguably Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels.

Acquiring Ohtani would give the Angels a first baseman and a home run hitter at the same time, and teams with “deep pockets” would be all over him. But what about the New York Yankees, the richest team in Major League Baseball?

So far, the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are in the same boat as the Angels for free agent Ohtani, are the favourites. The Dodgers’ winning record, West Coast location, warm weather, and deep pockets make them a favourite for Ohtani. However, if the Yankees were to enter the fray, it’s hard to see how the game would change온라인카지노.

For starters, it’s unlikely that Ohtani will change teams at this summer’s trade deadline. That’s because the Angels are still in playoff contention as of the 27th. The Angels are 43-37, good for third place in the AL West and the fifth wild card spot. For the first time in nine years since 2014, they have autumn baseball hopes.

“I don’t think I need to explain where we are right now,” Angels general manager Perry Minasian recently said about trading Ohtani, meaning that the team is not going to trade him because they are fighting for a playoff spot.

This means that Ohtani’s future will be determined in free agency later this year. Not surprisingly, the Yankees are also in the mix.

The American outlet The Athletic took a look at the possibility of Ohtani joining the Yankees today. In conclusion, I’m sceptical.

The Athletic first stated, “The only realistic way for the Yankees to acquire Ohtani is in free agency after this season. They should pursue him with all their might,” and on the positive side, “Acquiring Ohtani would give the Yankees a solid starter and a left-handed slugger at the same time.

Furthermore, Ohtani’s price tag is not unreasonable for the Yankees. “It’s going to take a lot of money to get him, with at least $500 million being talked about,” the outlet said, “but the Yankees could easily make that money back with the global marketing he’d bring. YES Network ratings will skyrocket, and Ohtani merchandise will sell like hotcakes. Ticket sales will be through the roof no matter who the opponent is.

In other words, the economy would benefit from the Ohtani effect, and there would be enough money to fund Ohtani’s salary, which is expected to average over $50 million per year.

It all comes down to what Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner thinks. So far, Steinbrenner hasn’t made any direct comments about Ohtani. Steinbrenner can spend as much money as he wants. However, he is not the type to buy players without thinking. He’s likely to keep his distance from a deal for Ohtani.

“Signing Ohtani would significantly increase the Yankees’ payroll, and that’s not what Steinbrenner wants,” said The Athletic, “He has repeatedly stressed that he doesn’t need more than $300 million a year to win a World Series. Signing Ohtani would easily exceed $300 million. Ohtani, Aaron Judge, and Gerrit Cole alone would cost more than $100 million a year. To get to $300 million, you’d have to significantly reduce the salaries of other players, and there aren’t many options.

This is where Steinbrenner’s thoughts would not be positive.

“Of course, no matter how much it costs, Ohtani is worth it,” the source said, “but at this point, it’s unlikely the Yankees will sign him this winter. Unless Steinbrenner is willing to give them a blank cheque.