Reports continue that the New York Mets, whose contract with Carlos Correa (29) has been canceled, will jump into the scouting of Shohei Ohtani (29) after the end of the 2023 season.
MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, predicted on the 31st (Korean time) that the New York Mets would offer Ohtani a contract worthy of the 2021 Most Valuable Player (MVP).
The New York Mets previously signed Carlos Correa to a 12-year, $315 million contract. However, it was canceled because Correa failed the New York Mets’ physical examination.
As a result, expectations are already emerging that the New York Mets will raise enough money to compete for Ohtani. Also, Steve Cohen, owner of the New York Mets, is also active in recruiting from outside.
There will be no trade or contract extension for Ohtani this offseason. As a result, Ohtani is expected to qualify as a free agent (FA) player after the end of the 2023 season.
This means that the ‘Otani Battle’ will be held in the winter of 2023. Teams like the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Diego Padres are expected to come running.
The contract size is expected to exceed $500 million in total. If several teams compete here, there is a good chance that an annual average contract of 50 million dollars will come out.
However, the New York Mets and New York Yankees are at a disadvantage. This is because Ohtani prefers teams from the US West Coast.
Ohtani pitched 166 innings in 28 games last season as a pitcher, going 15-9 with a 2.33 ERA. His strikeouts reached a whopping 219.
In addition, Ohtani recorded a batting average of 0.273, 34 home runs, 95 RBIs, 90 runs, 160 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.356 OPS of 0.875 in 157 games as a hitter.
In 2021, he unanimously won the American League MVP, and last year he was surprised by finishing second in the MVP and fourth in the Cy Young Award. 메이저사이트
It’s very likely that insatiable Cohen owners will want to add Ohtani to the New York Mets’ starting rotation and starting lineup. The results are noteworthy.