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San Francisco Giants with swing and miss on Ohtani

TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 12: Shohei Ohtani #16 of Japan is seen during the warm-up ahead of the international friendly match between Japan and Netherlands at the Tokyo Dome on November 12, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 12: Shohei Ohtani #16 of Japan is seen during the warm-up ahead of the international friendly match between Japan and Netherlands at the Tokyo Dome on November 12, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images)
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The San Francisco Giants failed to land Shohei Ohtani, which is somewhat understandable. They weren’t Los Angeles, and they didn’t have the DH option to offer.

The San Francisco Giants did not get a rose. I really hope that’s the only time I write that this offseason. Shohei Ohtani chose Los Angeles. Lame. But it’s not the Dodgers, which is also good.

Shohei Ohtani would’ve been incredible. The San Francisco Giants have always failed to try and capitalize on the vast Asian-American population within their market. Ohtani could’ve been the end to that futility. But now, the loss just adds to the current front office’s futility.

Again, not all of this is on Bobby Evans as a negotiator, but it kind of is. Evans has failed to close the deal now on the following: Zack Greinke, Jon Lester, Shohei Ohtani, and you could even throw in the deal where apparently the Giants could’ve landed Melancon in the 2016 deadline for the same package that got them Will Smith (LOL).

But the difference here is that Ohtani was a human and had his choice. What does he want more? Santa Cruz on off-days, or Disneyland on the off-days? Who knows, and who cares. It was up to him. He was already sacrificing millions just to come this season. So he was going to be careful and pick his situation, that he felt best about. I guess that’s going to be the Angels. No, really. I guessed it. A while back. A group of writers from ATF made their offseason predictions and I was the only one who saw this coming. Ohtani to the Angels. Said it back in November.

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Now that it’s over on Ohtani, the Giants lone hope before the winter meetings will have to be Stanton. Giants fans are already pessimistic, which is somewhat fair. But frankly that hasn’t changed since Melancon blew the save on opening day. The San Francisco Giants are going to have to make a serious decision here in the next few days on what they’re going to do. Do they burn it to the ground? Do they make a few more moves to try and entice Stanton? Who knows.

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