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    Shohei Ohtani joins L.A. Dodgers on record-demolishing 10-year,
    $700M deal



    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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    The most unique player in baseball history has joined one of the most storied franchises in the world -- for more money than anyone could have possibly imagined.
    Shohei Ohtani, the transcendent two-way talent who spent the past three years redefining what was possible at his sport's highest level, signed a 10-year, $700 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, announcing his decision on his Instagram page.
    "To all the fans and everyone involved in the baseball world, I apologize for taking so long to come to a decision," Ohtani wrote. "I have decided to choose the Dodgers as my next team."

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Baseball is played in the summer.
    And in a Dome in T.O.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franz555 View Post
    And in a Dome in T.O.
    Yes and they even open it sometimes if it gets hot in the SUMMER.

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    Mets will land Yamamoto

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    Why was he on a flight to Toronto? Makes no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavyracer View Post
    Why was he on a flight to Toronto? Makes no sense.

    To go buy the city with his 700 mill

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    That reporter has to feel like a fool.

    Dumb Q: Do the Dodger games get broadcast to Japan? Does the Ohtani change anything?

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    Do planes make U-turns in mid air?

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    Did the Dodgers just become the odds on favorite to win it all now?

    700 million and almost a billionaire overnight. Damn why didn't I grow up playing baseball? I had a really good throwing arm and could play stick ball with the best of them as a kid squirt growing up!

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    Went from +700 to the +550 favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pavyracer View Post
    Why was he on a flight to Toronto? Makes no sense.
    Someone saw a private plane in LA that was flying to Toronto and assumed it was Ohtani, turns out it was one of the shark tank clowns.
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    I'm done with the Angels until Arte sells the team.

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    Dodgers are into the habit of way overspending for players. this is getting really ridiculous. even this would make George Steinbrenner blush! $700 million for one player? ...talk about selling your soul to the devil! Obviously, they plan on using Ohtani as a full-time pitcher but will they have him DH as well? only a matter of time before he gets injured again because of wear and tear and being overused. To put this into proper perspective here are the 2023 MLB team salaries:

    MLB team playrolls in 2023


    1. N.Y. Mets, $353,546,854
    2. N.Y. Yankees, $276,999,872
    3. San Diego, $248,995,932
    4. Philadelphia, $243,009,439
    5. L.A. Dodgers, $222,717,834
    6. L.A. Angels, $212,228,096
    7. Toronto, $ 209,938,983
    8. Atlanta, $203,077,500
    9. Texas, $195,869,490
    10. Houston, $192,667,233
    11. San Francisco, $187,932,500
    12. Chicago Cubs, $184,219,250
    13. Boston, $181,207,484
    14. Chicago White Sox, $181,158,666
    15. St. Louis, $175,637,308
    16. Colorado, $171,108,778
    17. Minnesota, $153,588,740
    18. Seattle, $137,119,947
    19. Detroit, $122,235,500
    20. Milwaukee, $118,761,987
    21. Arizona, $116,471,292
    22. Washington, $ 101,190,153
    23. Kansas City, $92,468,100
    24. Miami, $91,700,000
    25. Cleveland, 89,424,629
    26. Cincinnati, $83,610,000
    27. Pittsburgh, $73,277,500
    28. Tampa Bay, $73,184,811
    29. Baltimore, $60,722,300
    30. Oakland, $56,895,000

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    What a piece of garbage...hope he never pitches again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Da Manster! View Post
    Dodgers are into the habit of way overspending for players. this is getting really ridiculous. even this would make George Steinbrenner blush! $700 million for one player? ...talk about selling your soul to the devil! Obviously, they plan on using Ohtani as a full-time pitcher but will they have him DH as well? only a matter of time before he gets injured again because of wear and tear and being overused. To put this into proper perspective here are the 2023 MLB team salaries:

    MLB team playrolls in 2023


    1. N.Y. Mets, $353,546,854
    2. N.Y. Yankees, $276,999,872
    3. San Diego, $248,995,932
    4. Philadelphia, $243,009,439
    5. L.A. Dodgers, $222,717,834
    6. L.A. Angels, $212,228,096
    7. Toronto, $ 209,938,983
    8. Atlanta, $203,077,500
    9. Texas, $195,869,490
    10. Houston, $192,667,233
    11. San Francisco, $187,932,500
    12. Chicago Cubs, $184,219,250
    13. Boston, $181,207,484
    14. Chicago White Sox, $181,158,666
    15. St. Louis, $175,637,308
    16. Colorado, $171,108,778
    17. Minnesota, $153,588,740
    18. Seattle, $137,119,947
    19. Detroit, $122,235,500
    20. Milwaukee, $118,761,987
    21. Arizona, $116,471,292
    22. Washington, $ 101,190,153
    23. Kansas City, $92,468,100
    24. Miami, $91,700,000
    25. Cleveland, 89,424,629
    26. Cincinnati, $83,610,000
    27. Pittsburgh, $73,277,500
    28. Tampa Bay, $73,184,811
    29. Baltimore, $60,722,300
    30. Oakland, $56,895,000
    Great list, now add their records. They will regret this deal but the money is so insane itís a drop in the bucket. Dodgers and Yankees can spend spend spend on guys that implode in the postseason or donít make it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkHorseplayer View Post
    Someone saw a private plane in LA that was flying to Toronto and assumed it was Ohtani, turns out it was one of the shark tank clowns.
    Imagine thinking a SINGLE private plane from LA to Toronto is this guy?! Probably dozens daily. Toronto is a massive international city where massive business is doneÖ one of my favorite places. Could have been anyone and some media moron assumes itís this guy. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsuax13 View Post
    Great list, now add their records. They will regret this deal but the money is so insane it’s a drop in the bucket. Dodgers and Yankees can spend spend spend on guys that implode in the postseason or don’t make it all.
    I'm a Billy Bean student.
    Bean is very big on dividing team wins into total payroll to come up with his dollars spent for win metric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    I'm a Billy Bean student.
    Bean is very big on dividing team wins into total payroll to come up with his dollars spent for win metric.
    Love it. Hereís whatís not being saidÖ. Most these teams donít care if they win or lose anyway. They rake in the money regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsuax13 View Post
    Love it. Here’s what’s not being said…. Most these teams don’t care if they win or lose anyway. They rake in the money regardless.
    The Dodgers probably couldn't care less if they win. Ohtani will return 2 billion to the team easy over the life of the contract in revenue and team valuation.

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    Dodgers sign Ohtani 700 mio. 10-years

    2nd Tommy John, first pitching in 2025. Good deal or bad deal??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsuax13 View Post
    Great list, now add their records. They will regret this deal but the money is so insane it’s a drop in the bucket. Dodgers and Yankees can spend spend spend on guys that implode in the postseason or don’t make it all.
    Actually the records mean nothing as the league is there to make profit for owners. The fans have no say. So if the teams with the high payrolls make money then is all good. So if a team with a 60 million payroll did a 5 million profit in a year and the team with 300 million payroll did a 20 million profit (these are made up numbers so don't research) then who did the best for the owner? The teams are money making machines. This is why no owner in all major sports has ever lost money in buying a team when they sold it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gauchojake View Post
    The Dodgers probably couldn't care less if they win. Ohtani will return 2 billion to the team easy over the life of the contract in revenue and team valuation.
    And 80 percent of the fans would still leave after the sixth inning of all home games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gauchojake View Post
    I'm done with the Angels until Arte sells the team.
    One of the worst owners in sports history. Too stupid to trade Ohtani and get something for him. Instead, just let him walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    And 80 percent of the fans would still leave after the sixth inning of all home games.
    To be fair, getting out of Dodger Stadium parking is the absolute worst. It's like 2 hours if you leave at the end of the game. I think Frank McCourt still owns the parking lots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gauchojake View Post
    To be fair, getting out of Dodger Stadium parking is the absolute worst. It's like 2 hours if you leave at the end of the game. I think Frank McCourt still owns the parking lots.
    Gillette (Foxboro) and Met Life (Meadowlands) are brutal as well.

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    Yeah but for that to happen he needs to play at least constantly. Is it a guarntee his body is handling + recovering after a 2nd Tommy John surgery?

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    What a crazy contract. 680 million deferred until 21034-2043. So if he moves back to Japan does he not have to pay US income tax/ Clearly a ploy to avoid CA income tax.

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    Ohtani 'to defer' £541m of historic Dodgers deal

    Quote Originally Posted by d2bets View Post
    What a crazy contract. 680 million deferred until 21034-2043. So if he moves back to Japan does he not have to pay US income tax/ Clearly a ploy to avoid CA income tax.
    Ohtani 'to defer' £541m of historic Dodgers deal (msn.com)

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