The ‘Legend’ who was disgraced from the major leagues has agreed with the prospect that Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) will sign the first $500 million contract.
The main character is Manny Ramirez, who has been reprimanded after being caught using a banned substance. In a recent interview with reporter Hector Gomez from the Dominican Republic, Ramirez said, “Ohtani is worth $500 million. He is a match that has never existed in major league history.”
Ramirez is the first former major league superstar to specifically mention Ohtani’s ransom. Ramirez played Hall of Fame-class performances, including 555 homers, 12 All-Stars, and 9 Silver Sluggers in 19 major league seasons, including the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, and LA Dodgers, but was punished for a steroid scandal during his career and retired in disgrace. .
Ramirez also explained in detail why Ohtani should receive $500 million. “If I were the owner, I would give Ohtani $250 million for what he does as a pitcher, and I would pay the remaining $250 million for his ability as a hitter.”
Looking at the results of the last two seasons, it can be seen as a reasonable argument.
ESPN reporter Jeff Bankan also commented on Ohtani’s salary in July of last year, saying, “Ohtani’s pitching performance this year is similar to Max Scherzer and Matt Olsen. This year’s annual salary is $43.33 million for Scherzer and $21 million for Olsen. Ohtani has claimed that an annual salary of $64 million is appropriate because he alone is doing the share of the two players.
Ohtani recorded 15 wins and 9 losses as a pitcher last year, an ERA of 2.33 and 219 strikeouts, and a batting average of 0.273, 34 homers, 95 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.875 as a hitter. He was the first player in history to complete regulation innings and regulation at bats, and his bWAR total of hits was 9.6, second overall to Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees. 메이저사이트
Ohtani has performed much better over the past two years than Jacob deGrom, who signed a five-year, $185 million, $37 million annual contract with the Texas Rangers this offseason. As a hitter, he hit more home runs last year than Manny Machado, Corey Seager, Nolan Arenado and Jose Ramirez. His main power is also at the American League’s top class level, and active base running is highly regarded.
The general atmosphere is that there are plenty of reasons why Ohtani should receive more than $500 million for his combined pitching performance. Most of the club’s senior officials and agents do not differ in opinion.
There is still no $500 million in North American professional sports history on the basis of his single contract. Ohtani will challenge it later this year.
Meanwhile, FOX Sports ranked the New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, and New York Yankees as the clubs most likely to recruit free agent Ohtani.