Shohei Ohtani Sweepstakes Narrowed to Two Top World Series Contenders in Exciting MLB Race

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The competition to sign Shohei Ohtani has narrowed down to two powerhouse teams that are also World Series contenders.

A veteran radio host, Gabriel Morency, has revealed that the Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Dodgers are the final two contenders vying for the two-way superstar and 2023 American League MVP.

It was also mentioned that the Chicago Cubs made an offer to the 29-year-old.

Morency has an extensive background in sports journalism, previously hosting a radio show for the Montreal Expos before they relocated to Washington in 2005. He is also a regular contributor to ESPN programming and does work for SportsGrid and Amazon Prime.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Dodgers, Blue Jays, and World Series champion Texas Rangers are all in pursuit of the biggest star in the sport.

The Dodgers have been considered front-runners due to their location in Southern California, their perennial status as World Series contenders, and their significant financial capabilities to offer Ohtani a lucrative deal.

Despite not having a track record of similarly large contracts, the Blue Jays, owned by Rogers Communications, one of Canada’s largest companies, have the financial resources to potentially match the financial offer.

Last season, Ohtani boasted a .304 batting average with 44 home runs, 95 RBIs, and a 1.066 OPS. As a pitcher, he maintained a 10-5 record with a 3.14 ERA and 167 strikeouts in 132 innings pitched.

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