Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani (29) agreed to a 10-year, 700 million-dollar contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers of the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB) on the 10th.
It is natural that Ohtani, who joins a team that is likely to win the World Series with big money, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, which have more solid power by recruiting the best players in the active MLB, are the winners of this contract. It is generally said that the popular club Dodgers is a good financial deal because they can make a lot of money by using a hit product called Ohtani.
Then, who will be the loser? The Toronto Blue Jays, who were rumored to have recruited Ohtani a day earlier, the Los Angeles Angels and Mike Trout, who accompanied Ohtani for six years but failed to advance to the playoffs. 메이저 토토사이트
CBS Sports picked MLB as another loser. The reason is that Ohtani’s contract with the Western team has made it difficult to expect a baseball boom through the best stars in the Major League.
Since the retirement of Derek Jeter, the “King of New York,” there have been no so-called “national baseball stars” in the Major League. The media pointed out that “Otani will stay on the West Coast, so most of the games he plays are held at a time when many of the baseball fans are asleep.”
The United States has a very high population distribution on the East Coast. More than two-thirds live in the East. There is a three-hour time difference from the West. If baseball starts at 7 p.m. in LA, it will be 10 p.m. in New York time.
In response, the media pointed out, “The later Otani’s game is, the less attention he has to watch Otani. It is not Ohtani’s responsibility to make his game easy to watch, but MLB will not be happy for Otani to stay in the western region.”
MLB, which has to compete fiercely with the National Football League (NFL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), needs a new baseball icon loved across the United States, and Ohtani’s choice of the western-based LA Dodgers made it difficult to expect the role.