Cubs May Have Unexpected Advantage in Ohtani Sweepstakes, One Team Already Eliminated

Everyone’s been parsing the various questions from the written exam Shohei Ohtani’s agency distributed to every MLB team since the moment it went public, but maybe some of the answers have been right in front of us for months. Though some of his responses may have seemed frivolous at the time, Ohtani’s February interview with’s Jon Paul Morosi appears revelatory in hindsight.

While the answers are generally of a terse nature common in cases where a language barrier is present, they paint a picture of what Ohtani values and what he might be looking for as he chooses an MLB team. Or, perhaps more accurately, as he chooses a new hometown.

And those values may give Chicago and the Cubs a leg up on the competition, though the advantage is very minuscule and requires you to be more than a little liberal in your extrapolation of Ohtani’s responses. There is, however, one team/city combo that has been very clearly eliminated from the running for the Japanese superstar.

Check the link above for the full interview, but follow along below as we present clips from the Q&A, along with some commentary [all emphasis mine on Ohtani’s answers]. When you come …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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