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Jon Heyman Lists Cubs Fifth in Ohtani Sweepstakes

You know what I like about Jon Heyman? He’s not afraid to admit when he’s wrong and he’s totally willing to own his mistakes. I can think of a certain USA Today writer who’d do well to follow that example. In any case, here’s the opening line from Heyman’s latest piece at FanRag about setting the odds in the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes:

OK, so many of us in the media were wrong about the Yankees’ chances to sign two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani. We have re-evaluated now, and are judging just how wrong we were. We were so wrong that the favorite just may be the team that is the most anti-Yankees.

Sadly, he’s not talking about the Cubs. Heyman actually names the Padres as his favorite to land Ohtani, though he readily admits to “reading tea leaves” in doing so. And then he immediately proceeds to present 14 points that offer some very convincing evidence to back what he estimates are 5-2 odds that the Dads win out.

Next come the Mariners with 3-1 odds, followed by the Angels at 7-1 and Rangers at 9-1. Are you seeing the pattern yet? The West Coast thing is there, sure, but it …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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