“Both Scherzer and Verlander seemed to be in danger.”
The price and destination of Shohei Ohtani (29, free agent) are the biggest concerns in the Major League Baseball 2023-2024 offseason. At the end of the season, variables such as giving up as a pitcher, elbow surgery, side injury, and declaration of complete absence for the season emerged one after another. Currently, Ohtani has undergone elbow surgery, but it is unclear whether it is Tommy John surgery or another type먹튀검증 of surgery.
What is certain at this point is that Ohtani will not be able to play dual swords during the 2024 season and will resume in 2025. And MLB Trade Rumors said one more thing on the 23rd (Korean time). This is the LA Angels’ qualifying offer and Ohtani’s rejection.
This is because the Angels, who have not received anything, must present a qualifying offer in order to receive draft compensation picks due to rejection. Ohtani is eligible because he is his first free agent and has never received a qualifying offer. No matter how much his value as a pitcher is reduced, it is certain that he will receive an astronomical contract, and there is zero chance that Ohtani will accept the Angels’ qualifying offer and sign a one-year contract. In any case, it is clear that Ohtani is leaving the Angels.
In addition, MLB Trade Rumors believes that it is unclear whether Ohtani will surpass the AAV of $43.33 million held by Max Scherzer (Texas Rangers) and Justin Verlander (Houston Astros). It was clear before I injured my elbow, but the nuance is that it may not be so at this point. In other words, if the contract lasts less than 10 years, the total amount may not exceed $500 million.
MLB Trade Rumors said, “Ohtani looked set to set a record with any type of contract. Scherzer and Verlander’s $43.33 million seemed at risk. But in the past few months the picture has changed. “It’s possible he could sign a record contract based on hitting alone, but there are questions surrounding his future pitching abilities.”
Additionally, MLB Trade Rumors said, “There is a high possibility that the contract will decline somewhat. Clubs are likely to have differing opinions on what kind of performance Ohtani can sustain at this point. “Ohtani will receive a qualifying offer from the Angels and will decline it,” he said.In summary, Ohtani will leave the Angels, but the size and duration of the contract are unclear. Still, the prevailing view is that the total will exceed $500 million. It would be a surprise if Scherzer and Verlander’s AAV of $43.33 million is not surpassed. On the other hand, the American media predicts that a complex type of contract will be created as a result of this surgery.