The offseason is now here, and all eyes are officially on Shohei Ohtani. The Los Angeles Angels' superstar is a free agent for the first since he joined the Angels prior to the 2018 season, and is going to set records with whatever contract he signs.
More than half the league will presumably check in at the very least to gauge the price tag that will be attached to Shohei Ohtani this offseason. In all likelihood a deal will cover at least the next decade for a total that is nine figures and either begins with a four or a five. Yes, that big.
Whether the Angels should keep him or not is a legitimate question considering his durability concerns and the fact that he's already 29, but the Angels will certainly be a team involved in the hunt whether you want them to be or not. The Angels are absolutely a realistic destination for Shohei. They're not the favorites, but they should be on a list of realistic landing spots.
The unfortunate reality for some MLB teams is they have zero shot at signing the best player we've ever seen. Ohtani wants to win, and he also wants to make a lot of money. Some teams can offer one or the other, there are many teams that offer neither.
Let’s rank the chances all 30 teams have to sign Ohtani to his next contract.