Shohei Ohtani Join the Dodgers on $700M Stunner

Shohei Ohtani Join the Dodgers on $700M Stunner

Written by Reananda Hidayat Permono Completed Master of Science - MS, Petroleum Geology from Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

Shohei Ohtani, reigning American League MVP, has agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Dodgers on a 10-year $700 million deal.

It became official as the player broke the news himself on Instagram.

Nez Balelo, Ohtani’s agent, explained that Ohtani is thrilled to begin the partnership and committed to long-term success.

Statistically, Ohtani will own the largest contract in worldwide sports history, surpassing football champion Lionel Messi’s $674 million deal with Barcelona in 2017-2021.

Ohtani’s contract also surpasses what Kylian Mbappe would earn, around $679 million if he stays with PSG through 2025.

In the history of North American sports, it also exceeds the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ 10-year $450 million deal.

He is locked up through 2033, which will be Shohei Ohtani’s age-39 season.

Ohtani has received two-time unanimous MVP, two-time Silver Slugger, three-time All-Star, and the 2018 AL Rookie of the Year.

Thus, he has been the most impressive two-way player in MLB history. He produced .274/.366/.556 with 171 home runs across six seasons with the Los Angeles Angels.

Shohei Ohtani will slot as the Dodgers’ hitter next season, joining National League MVP runners-up Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman.

Fans are thrilled to see this promising line-up as the Dodgers will have a huge chance to win a World Series.

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