Japan’s Shohei Ohtani is really close to closing the biggest deal in MLB history. Reports suggest he might get a 12-year 600 million-dollar contract.
Incredible figures waiting for Japan’s Shohei Ohtani: might close a 600 million dollar deal
Very few could actually be close to the said figures. Spotrac, a specialized site in these matters, points out a deal of 230 million as a pitcher and ten years for 333 million dollars as a hitter. Including together, the figures would be 563 million dollars.
Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers pitcher, said about Shohei Ohtani’s deal,
“I don’t know if he’ll ever have anyone to compare to him in the entire history of baseball.”
Who so far has the largest contract in MLB history?
According to the Curato Bat explanation, his current teammate, Mike Trout, has at present the highest contract in MLB history and 426.5 million dollars and 12 seasons.
Shohei Ohtani, the 2021 AL MVP, will be a free agent following this season and is expected to bag one of the most tempting offers in baseball history. He guided Japan to victory in the World Baseball Classic last week following the striking out of Trout to clinch the title.
He was the runner-up to Judge in the MVP voting last year after concluding with 34 home runs and 95 RBIs, meanwhile posting a 2.33 ERA in 28 starts with a 15-9 record. Ohtani will be the Angels’ Opening Day starter Thursday against the Athletics.
The 28-year-old star is looked upon by many as one of the best players in the league and one of the most supremely talented of all time. With many of his years remaining at the game, his incredible deal could be something the fans might not have watched before.