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Shocking Dodgers Rumors Unveiled!



At present, the Dodgers hold the lead in the race to sign Shohei Ohtani, a coveted two-way free agent, but numerous teams are vying aggressively for his signature. Ohtani has been a long-standing target for the Dodgers, and their pursuit to secure him appears unwavering.

Acquiring Ohtani would mark a monumental moment for the franchise and represents a prolonged endeavor to bring him aboard. Anticipated to secure a record-breaking contract, Ohtani’s potential signing positions Los Angeles among the select few teams capable of meeting his financial demands.

Alongside Ohtani, the Dodgers have a keen interest in Japanese pitching talent Yoshinobu Yamamoto to bolster their starting rotation. Speculation exists in some quarters that the Dodgers might secure both Yamamoto and Ohtani, a potentially significant coup in this offseason.

However, there’s a notable rival seeking to disrupt these plans—none other than the San Francisco Giants. Insider Jon Morosi has revealed the Giants’ aggressive pursuit to secure either Ohtani or Yamamoto in the upcoming winter.

“The Giants are prioritizing Shohei Ohtani or Yoshinobu Yamamoto, above all other options this offseason, as I reported on @MLBNetwork earlier today.

They are a team to watch as we look ahead to next week’s @MLBWinter Meetings.”

— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi)

November 28, 2023

San Francisco has been actively pursuing a marquee player for an extended period without success. This offseason is seen as a golden opportunity for them to turn things around, but its fruition remains uncertain.

Despite being rumored to offer the most lucrative contract to Ohtani, monetary considerations aren’t his sole priority. His inclination is toward a team with a winning record, and presently, the Giants don’t quite meet that criterion.

As for Yamamoto, the primary contenders in discussions have been the Dodgers and two New York teams. However, his reported preference for the West Coast suggests the Giants might enter the picture as well.

It would be disappointing if either player opted for the Giants. The hope is that both choose Los Angeles, enabling the Dodgers to embark on the journey of creating a genuine super team.