major League Baseballmlbjapanese starShohei Otaniand los angelesDodgeThe team signed a 10-year, $700 million contract. Super stars match rich teams and complement each other.
MLB columnist 69er wrote on Facebook that the Dodgers spent US$700 million over 10 years to bring back second-tier superstar Shohei Ohtani. This contract is more than the US$674 million contract given to Messi by Barcelona in La Liga (2017–21). NBA Global Bulletin star James’ career on-court earnings are only $530 million.
As the 69er pointed out, how shocking is this number to the major leagues and baseball fans around the world? Just look at the total team salaries of the Athletics and Pirates and the 60-year-old team over 10 years. Athletics ($716.8 million), Buccaneers ($747.7 million) over the last 10 years. Players ($1.533 billion), Pirates ($1.425 billion) over the last 60 years.
68er wrote that according to agent Nez Balelo, the delay in payment was proposed by Shohei Ohtani, which was mainly related to (luxury) tax cuts. The 12-year US$365 million contract signed by star outfielder Báez with the Dodgers was as much as US$115 million in deferred payments, Ohtani Shohei is also well aware that this will give the team more salary space for reinforcements. It is self-evident that Ohtani wants Dodge to win the Shohei Championship.
Shohei Ohtani impressed the professional baseball world with his “two sword style”. His good looks and elegant oriental temperament attracted the admiration and love of American fans and even players. He would pick up trash in the dugout, and show a shy and apologetic smile when he came out. He has 6 million followers on Instagram, making him the most popular player with the most followers in Major League Baseball.
At the beginning of the year, Shohei Ohtani led the Japanese team to defeat the American team and win the championship in the World Baseball Classic. At the end of the year, he signed the richest contract in North American sports history. 2023 is the year Otani Shohei will find both fame and fortune.
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