MLB's biggest superstar is hitting free agency and it's reasonable to believe that almost every baseball squad, including the Toronto Blue Jays, will be a little curious to see what the asking price is for Shohei Ohtani.
The latest: It's not every offseason that a generational talent is available in free agency. Generational talent may be an overused term, but that only begins to describe Ohtani. There are some complications surrounding his foray into free agency, but potential suitors will likely shake off short-term health concerns in the pursuit of long-term gains both on and off the field.
Here are our latest Ohtani next team odds as of November 30.
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Ohtani next team odds
Check out the latest odds to sign Ohtani. Click linked odds below to add selection to your betslip.
|Los Angeles Dodgers||+100|
|Any other team||+500|
|San Francisco Giants||+800|
|New York Yankees||+1,100|
|New York Mets||+1,100|
|Boston Red Sox||+1,400|
|Los Angeles Angels||+1,600|
|San Diego Padres||+2,000|
Betting favourites to sign Ohtani
Just like he did when he arrived in North America, Ohtani will likely explore all options before putting pen to paper with a new team.
The two-way superstar's search for his first MLB home involved narrowing his list down to several finalists before landing on the Angels. He'll presumably take his time before making a decision once again given the demand for his services.
Ohtani underwent elbow surgery in September and although that'll keep him from pitching in 2024, it won't keep teams from backing up the Brinks truck for baseball's best talent.
His bat alone is worthy of a substantial contract. The two-time unanimous MVP posted a career-best slash line last year (.304/.412/.654) while adding 44 home runs.
ESPN's Jeff Passan recently reported that Ohtani has demonstrated a likening to several MLB teams and cities in the past, highlighting the Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox.
Blue Jays fans will be happy to know that Passan didn't overlook the team in his latest report. He noted that a source close to the squad declared that they "want to do something big" this offseason. Acquiring the biggest star in baseball would obviously constitute that.
Ohtani would be a great fit for any team. Toronto makes sense as an on-field destination as the Blue Jays look to push even further in the postseason.