Shohei Ohtani
Shohei Ohtani | SCREENSHOT: PastimeAthletics/youtube

As MLB’s ultimate two-way player, Ohtani just might be the greatest free-agent star in baseball history

Every team in Major League Baseball is looking to sign the modern-day Babe Ruth, Angels free agent Shohei Ohtani. The talented two-way player is expected to command a ten-year deal that might (possibly) reach the 500 million dollar level. The most astounding contract in the history of the game.

Shohei Ohtani | SCREENSHOT: MLB/youtube

Ohtani, 29, stands on the cusp of signing the most lucrative contract in the history of baseball, for what could be 50 million dollars a year. He’s that good. And? He’s worth it.

Never since the days of Babe Ruth have we seen a player who could dominate at the plate and marvel us on the mound – all at the same time. The Japanese sensation has taken the States by storm, with stats on both sides of the scoreboard that are scintillating.

Ohtani is a rare talent who could double as both your top starting pitcher and your powerful cleanup hitter. So, in many ways, any team that signs them is filling multiple roles; It’s like signing two players for the price of one.

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That price? Might be pretty huge considering the young veteran’s upside and superstar potential. It’s hard to believe, but he might actually just be reaching his prime now.

Any team that signs Shohei Ohtani will likely have to cough up 400-500 million dollars over the next ten years, making him the biggest free agent signing in MLB history. And whoever the lucky suitor is? They will be getting a once-in-a-lifetime player, who is likely to set records and be a shining star in MLB for the rest of this decade.

His unique skill set and his amazing draw from the Asian market make Ohtani the best investment any team could make in this off-season. He can hit, he can pitch, and he can draw fans who want to see his amazing array of talents.

Shohei Ohtani – press conference | SCREENSHOT: The Sporting Tribune/youtube

It’s been rumored that the usual suspects like the Yankees, Mets, and Red Sox will be the highest bidders for the superstar athlete, but he may settle for brighter horizons on the gold coast of California.

But no matter what happens? His next move will likely shape what happens in MLB – for 2024 and beyond. It will definitely be worth watching… right down to the last penny.