To claim that the Giants are committed to pursuing two-way star Shohei Ohtani in MLB free agency may be an understatement.
San Francisco is believed to be one of the few MLB teams desperate for the AL MVP title this offseason, and is also said to be interested in top free agent starter Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who was officially drafted by the Orix Buffaloes to the Nippon Professional Baseball League. on November 20, opening a 45-day window to sign with the team.
MLB Network Jon Morosi joined “Hot Stove” on Tuesday She reported that the Giants are pursuing both players “aggressively” and are “determined” to acquire one or the other this offseason.
“This is the premier franchise in MLB that is looking for a new identity… and Shohei Ohtani will mean more to the Giants than any other team that acquires him because, yes, what he will mean to the Japanese American fan base in the U.S. Bay Area,” Morosi told Harold Reynolds. And Vasgersyan. “But in general, it’s on the field. They need to find a way to get back into the National League West race.”
According to Morosi, the Giants have more than just money at stake in their pursuit of Ohtani or Yamamoto.
“Sources tell me the Giants are ready, and are fully devoting their hearts and minds to landing one of Shohei Ohtani or Yoshinobu Yamamoto in the coming weeks.”
Will Ohtani be the next available star to break the Giants’ hearts? Morosi believes San Francisco could have an interesting stadium for Ohtani.
“When you look at the Giants’ lineup and you look at their rotation. What the Giants can offer for Shohei Ohtani in particular, is not necessarily a completely blank canvas but basically,” Morosi explained. “They can say we’re comfortable with a six-man rotation when you come back and play in (2025), we can do that. If you want to be able to have that position in the lineup or wherever we’re going to be, we’ll do that.” “This can open things up for you. This becomes your team.”
Ohtani could reportedly sign soon, perhaps on or before the MLB Winter Meetings Dec. 4-7 in Nashville, and he reportedly wants his free agent visits to remain private and could hold them against teams if news of his visit spreads.
Although there may not be a lot of news about Ohtani until he signs, it has become clear that the Giants are doing everything they can to sign him.
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