Is Shohei Otani coming to America? Looks like it. A look at this winter’s free agents and trade market.
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- The winter wheelings-and-dealings period is underway, and no potential free agent will be in more demand than Nippon Ham Fighters RHP/DH Shohei Otani. And late last night (or early this morning in Japan), the Fighters announced that they will post Otani.
- Dayn Perry tries to answer all your questions concerning Otani’s potential arrival. Except one, so I’ll answer that: No, they don’t fight ham.
- Mike Oz lists how much each team can offer Otani. The Rangers, Yankees and Twins can offer the most, just over $3 million. The Rockies and Indians can offer $10,000. Basically, if he comes over this winter, he’s leaving $100 million on the table. But reports are that he doesn’t care.
- If Otani comes over, he’s likely going to win a Silver Slugger Award or two, since he’ll primarily be a pitcher in …Read the Rest
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