The Los Angeles Dodgers will catch Japanese professional baseball’s “four-time ace” Yoshinobu Yamamoto (25) after Shohei Ohtani (29) who won the “unanimous MVP twice.”월카지노
Jack Curry, an analyst at YES Network, a New York Yankees broadcaster, first reported on Monday (Korea time), “Yamamoto will sign a contract with the Dodgers. It is more than 300 million dollars.”
Since then, reports of Yamamoto’s trip to the Dodgers have poured out in the U.S. “Yamamoto and the Dodgers have agreed to a 12-year, 325 million-dollar contract,” said Jeff Bankruptcy, ESPN reporter.
The Dodgers, who signed a 10-year, $700 million mega-contract with Ohtani, even recruited Yamamoto for up to 12 years and up to $325 million in ultra-special treatment in the history of major league pitchers. The 12-year Yamamoto contract is the longest-serving contract ever for a major league pitcher in 1976 for more than 10 years by Cleveland Indians (now Guardians) Wayne Garland.
The amount is also the highest ever for a major league pitcher, exceeding Gerrit Cole, who signed a nine-year, $324 million contract with the New York Yankees in December 2019.
Ohtani’s contract alone is the largest ever in Major League history. He even broke the 10-year, 450-million-dollar record set by Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes in July 2020, the highest-ever contract in North American sports.
Japanese media are also excited about Yamamoto’s move to the Dodgers. Japanese media outlet Baseball King reported that several Major League teams have started recruiting Yamamoto, but the Dodgers, which ultimately offered a huge contract, have recruited him.
“The Dodgers acquired Ohtani for 10 years and 700 million dollars, but they have another big player. Even Ohtani and Yamamoto became dream teams,” the media said.
Ohtani debuted in the Major League in 2018 as a pitcher with 86 games 38-19 losses, an ERA of 3.01 and a batting average of 274 with 171 homers and 437 RBIs in 716 games. He underwent elbow surgery in September. Therefore, he failed to complete the season. Nevertheless, he is currently the best superstar in the Major League as he unanimously won the American League MVP this year following 2021.
The Dodgers was not satisfied with Ohtani. It brought in Tyler Glasnow (30) in a trade to reinforce starting pitchers. It gave up prospective pitcher Ryan Pepiot and outfielder Johnny Deluca to Tampa Bay in a trade to buy Glasnow and outfielder Manuel Margot. The next day, the Dodgers awarded Glasnow a five-year, 136.5 million-dollar extension.
Even this was not the end. The team even recruited Yamamoto, the main character that Ohtani reportedly tried to persuade, and will be able to form an ultra-luxury starting lineup. Ohtani will play as a batter next year, but he will return to the mound as a pitcher starting in 2025.