Good morning, Sports fans! It’s your friendly neighborhood Sports Fan here…Davey Mac…and I’ve got another spell-binding and action-packed Sports Report for ya to start your week! We’ve got the football, the basketball, and the hockey…but first…it’s the baseball! Hot stove talk! And everyone who follows Major League Baseball is discussing one thing this morning…Shohei Ohtani’s record-setting contract!
Shohei Ohtani has signed a record-breaking deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ohtani will get $700 million over the next ten years with L.A. It is the biggest contract in North American team sports history…in fact…Ohtani’s $70 million a year is larger than the Orioles and A’s entire payrolls for their whole team!
Insanity! I mean…seven hundred million dollars is truly insane. If I was lucky enough to have the amount of cash…I don’t think I could possibly spend it in one lifetime. I’d probably buy a mansion…a limo…a jet…a helicopter…a Ferrari…and a vintage Harley. That’d still give me…what…about $685 million or so to play around with after my rich guy purchases?! That’s nuts!
But all of that nonsense aside…is Ohtani really worth this game-changing contract? Ohtani received the $700 mil because the guys is an excellent pitcher AND fantastic hitter. However, last year, he hurt his shoulder pitching and had to miss the last month of the season. And it was at that time that the Angles fell out of playoff contention. What if that happens again? If he’s playing twice the amount of most players…isn’t he twice as likely to get injured?
It’ll be interesting to watch. In order for this contract to truly make sense, Ohtani needs to stay healthy and lead the Dodgers to a World Series title. Otherwise, L.A. may have just put themselves into a huge financial hole. I’m Davey Mac…that’s my two cents for what it’s worth…and now…on to the Scoreboard!