As the San Francisco Giants and the baseball world waits to here from Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton and where he will play next season, Shohei Ohtani is making even bigger news today.
According to reports from several baseball writers, including Jeff Passon of Yahoo, Ohtani is narrowing down his list of possible teams and the Giants are one of them.
As reports have surfaced that big money teams like the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are out, there are others saying that the reason is because Ohtani prefers a West Coast team.
The Giants, Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres have all made known their interest in the pitching phenom who can also hit. According to reports, a smaller market also interested Ohtani.
Ken Rosenthal has a list of the teams who have yet to confirm anything, and speculates they might be in on the Ohtani sweepstakes:
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The Fighters 23 year old pitcher and slugger made the decision to come to the Major Leagues now rather than wait for an opportunity to make more money. His desire to showcase his talents now, regardless of the financial consequences is intriguing.
We have also heard that Ohtani reportedly likes the pitch the Giants made of possibly playing the outfield as well as pitch. Since the Giants need help in both areas, Ohtani may be the perfect fit.
Meanwhile, Giants fans are already dreaming of an outfield with both Stanton and Ohtani before any final decisions have happened.
If nothing else, at least Bobby Evans has been given a rose by both agents and will advance to the finals.