Shohei Ohtani, the Japanese professional baseball pitcher and outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball is also expected to be the biggest name in MLB free agent history next winter. The New York Mets reportedly could set the market with an ‘ insane’ offer for the incomparable baseball superstar in the upcoming months.
This offseason was the most expensive in MLB history & in a way, it is understandable. The crop of talent up for grabs in free agency was arguably the greatest assembly at once that the sport had ever seen.
Reigning American League MVP, Aaron Judge, & Al Cy Young, and Justin Verlander, were both available. Four All-Star-level shortstops were on the market at once. Future Hall-of-Fame Jacob DeGrom & his legendary talents were available to the higher bidder, & even a pair of Japanese superstars brought their talents to the big leagues.
Yet, despite the historic winter this has been in MLB, many league observers are already looking at the next offseason when dual-threat beast Shohei Ohtani will hit the market & land a record-shattering contract. And it seems the biggest spender this winter, the New York Mets are expected to continue the trend again in pursuit of Ohtani.