Kershaw Retires, Ohtani Can’t Get $600 Million? Dodgers free agent bullet, look forward to 2024


 “Somewhere between $500 million and $600 million is fair.”

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been middling in the 2022-2023 free agent market. An analysis was followed that refrained from signing large contracts and prepared for the 2023-2024 FA market. Regardless of the actual performance of the 2023 season, there is a great prospect that he will recruit Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels), the largest reserve free agent. The Dodgers’ love for Ohtani has been reported several times.

On the 8th (hereinafter Korean time), Bleacher Report forecast the upcoming FA market and predicted the destination and ransom of major players. Ohtani’s trip to the Dodgers is no longer a surprise. However, it is expected that Ohtani’s ransom will not be $ 600 million, drawing attention.

11 years, $550 million. This is also the largest single contract in major league history and the largest AAV ($50 million) in history. However, the Dodgers cannot help thinking about the actions of Julio Urias and Clayton Kershaw, who also become free agents. Although the team payroll was left blank, Ohtani’s ransom and their actions cannot be unrelated.

Bleacher Report predicted that the Dodgers would retain Urias for five years and $105 million, but not Kershaw. Kershaw even predicted that he would retire at the end of this season. Urias is sluggish this season with an average ERA of 4.69 with 8 wins and 6 losses. There are also injuries. When Kershaw retires, the Dodgers predict that they will not be able to ignore Urias.토토사이트

The Dodgers’ faith in Ohtani is firm. Bleacher Report said, “Ohtani’s durability concerns have disappeared. He hasn’t spent a day on the injured list in the past four years. It is proof that Ohtani himself and the Los Angeles Angels have mastered how to manage overload.”

At the same time, Bleacher Report said, “In the end, the question is how much is it worth in the FA market. Between $500 million and $600 million is fair between players. There really isn’t a team like the Los Angeles Dodgers that can make that deal. The Dodgers are a club that can scratch Ohtani’s winning itch.”

Anyway, it is highly likely that Ohtani will wear a Dodgers uniform and visit Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul at the end of March next year. There is a growing possibility that Ohtani will make his debut for the Dodgers through a pitching match against Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres) in Gocheok.

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