Not the news we wanted. Shohei Ohtani has signed with the Dodgers. He is getting $700 million over 10 years. That’s even more money than I expected.
There are no reports of opt-outs or anything like that.
I was very hopeful for a bit there. I think we are allowed to be sad for a day or two. I’m not sure where the Jays pivot to after this.
A large amount of the contract is deferred, saving the Dodgers room under the Luxtury Tax.
Ohtani deal with Dodgers, per source, includes “unprecedented” deferrals - the majority of his salary. The deferrals were Ohtani’s idea to ease the Dodgers’ luxury-tax and cash flow burdens to give the team the flexibility needs to be as competitive as possible, the source said.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 9, 2023