Shohei Ohtani Sweepstakes Attracting More Contenders

Shohei Ohtani is the most talked-about free agent in baseball. Some speculate that he could be worth $600 million, but the baseline number is expected to be $500 million. Ohtani is not only the best player in years, and maybe ever, but he’s also a unique marketing opportunity. Some suggest teams can rake in an extra $35M with Ohtani, maybe more if he ignites a playoff run, although management sources say the figure may be closer to $20M. There’s no debate he brings extra excitement, even while awaiting his return to the mound.

Here are the updated odds for where Ohtani might land:

T1. Rangers: Odds: 6-1.
T1. Giants: Odds: 6-1.
T1. Dodgers: Odds: 6-1.
4. Mets: Odds: 8-1.5.
5. Red Sox: Odds: 10-1.
6. Angels: Odds: 15-1.
7. Cubs: Odds: 20-1.
8. Yankees: Odds: 22-1.
9. Padres: Odds: 25-1.
10. Mariners: Odds: 30-1.

This is a special case, and it will be interesting to see where he lands.