Report: Shohei Ohtani can get $500 million in free agency money
Los Angeles Angels Two-Way Superstar Shohei Ohtani Will Get Paid Before Or After Him Eligible to gain free agent after next season.
ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez shared a prediction on how much Ohtani will earn through his next trade.
An unnamed “former player and current analyst” told Gonzalez that Ohtani will receive an eight-year contract worth “between $45 million and $50 million” per season.
An agent who does not represent the 28-year-old predicts he will receive a 10-year, $430 million contract. An unnamed rival executive bought $480 million over 12 years for Ohtani.
However, Gonzalez added that “many people who have considered” the topic believe Ohtani will receive a total of $500 million when all is said and done.
Last October, Agent Leigh Steinberg make similar predictions related to All-Star slugger Aaron Judge. The judge finally agreed with a 9 years, 360 million USD deal to return to the New York Yankees, but Gonzalez was quick to point out that Ohtani differs from the reigning American League Best Player in many ways.
Ohtani performed history last year by becoming the first player to enter the rankings as pitcher and hitter in the same season. AL MVP once cut .273/.356/.519 with 34 home runs and 95 RBIs, and he hit a 15-9 pitching record with 2.33 ERA and 219 strikes in 166 innings.
Gonzalez mentioned that big-spending clubs like the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs could boost Ohtani’s market value with a bidding war may include Angels.
Both the Mets and Giants are willing to give All-Star Carlos Correa more than $300 million last month until they were scared to give up because of an old injury that was marked by physical.
It’s also important to note that teams can expect Ohtani’s contract to at least pay for itself in part thanks to his worldwide marketing capabilities.
“SponsorUnited, a sports and entertainment intelligence platform that tracks sponsorship activities around the world, reported that Ohtani amassed 17 brand endorsements by 2022, breaking Judge’s record of 13. in 2021 (among them: Asics, Hugo Boss, Fanatics, Seiko and Mitsubishi Bank),” Gonzalez wrote. Furthermore, Ohtani is responsible for the tournament’s seventh most purchased jersey on the official MLB store in 2022, and Gonzalez says Ohtani generates “somewhere in the low tens of millions of dollars in additional revenue.” la” for the Angels each season.
In short, $500 million for Ohtani could prove to be a bargain for any team because of what he can bring to owners both on and off the field.