What Was Included in Cubs’ Pitch to Ohtani, Why Don’t We Know More?

Throughout the entire course of the Shohei Ohtani saga, all we’ve had to go off of are hints, allegations, and things left unsaid. The collective soul of this whole process lies in a lock box tucked back in a vault buried a mile and half underground. And while it’ll be opened no later than 11:59 pm ET on Friday, December 22, we still want to know more about exactly what in the hell is going on.

Thing is, none of the teams involved are saying a peep, and that includes the Cubs. Ken Rosenthal was the first to report that the Cubs had met with the two-way Japanese star Tuesday in Los Angeles, but the attendees and contents of that clandestine meeting remain nebulous at best.

Even the Cubs’ responses to Ohtani’s questionnaire are unknown, though we’ve learned a little about what may have been in it. The volume was turned up on previously whispered assumptions when ESPN’s Jesse Rogers joined David Kaplan Tuesday afternoon to discuss Ohtani’s courtship.

“They had some video presentations from players and even possibly players’ families about playing for the Cubs and living in Chicago,” Rogers said. “They had players ready to …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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