MLB Japanese star Shohei Ohtani officially rejected the Los Angeles Angels’ qualifying offer today (Qualifying Offer)this move may cause many teams to compete for talent. “Fangraphs” writer Ben Clemens predicts that Ohtani is expected to sign a 13-year super contract worth $527 million.
According to news released by the MLB Players Association (MLBPA), seven stars, including Shohei Ohtani, rejected the qualifying offer from their home team. The qualifying offer is a rule created by the league to protect small-market teams. MLB stipulates that the home team can The free agent of the year proposes the average salary of the top 125 players. If the player agrees, he will be able to stay for one more year; if he refuses, the player’s new club must pay 1 draft pick. This year’s qualifying offer is approximately $20.32 million. .
Shohei Ohtani’s annual salary this season is US$30 million. As a pitcher, he started 23 games and achieved 10 wins, 5 losses, and an ERA of 3.14. As a hitter, he posted a career-high batting average of .304 and hit 44 home runs. Playing, the overall offensive index (OPS) is as high as 1.066, and he is expected to win the second annual MVP of his career.
It is currently rumored that teams including the 2023 World Series champion Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, wealthy New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and New York Mets have strong interest in Ohtani. “Fangraphs” writer Ben Clemens predicted that Ohtani is expected to sign 13 With a super-large contract worth US$527 million per year, this recruitment battle is bound to be the highlight of the year.
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