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Wild Trade Alert: Cubs Make Jaw-Dropping Move, Offer to Dodgers and Blue Jays!



The Chicago Cubs are positioned as significant players in both the free agency and trade markets this season. However, it appears that their primary target, Shohei Ohtani, is moving forward with his decision, and unfortunately for the Cubs, it doesn’t seem to involve them. According to Gabriel Morency, while the Cubs did extend an offer to Ohtani, the prevailing belief is that his decision now lies between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Toronto Blue Jays.

If Morency’s information holds true, this development is disheartening for the Cubs and their fanbase. Ohtani was perceived as the team’s top target for the winter, with ongoing speculation leading up to the winter meetings. Although recent reports indicated the Cubs’ involvement, if their offer falls short of Ohtani’s expectations, the anticipation surrounding their pursuit may prove to be in vain.

Ohtani is anticipated to secure a substantial contract, potentially exceeding $500 million this winter. Despite not pitching in 2024 due to an injury, his impact with the bat and the widespread audience he attracts make the investment worthwhile. Ohtani is set to return to the mound in 2025 as part of his presumed lucrative deal.

Despite Ohtani’s truncated 2023 campaign due to injury, he clinched the AL MVP award. His impressive performance included a slash line of .304/.412/.654 with 44 home runs, 26 doubles, eight triples, 20 stolen bases, 102 runs scored, and 95 RBIs in 135 games. Additionally, Ohtani showcased his pitching prowess, going 10-5 with a 3.14 ERA and 167 strikeouts in 132 innings across 23 starts.

Rumors suggest that Ohtani will finalize his decision in the coming days during the MLB Winter Meetings. While uncertainties surround the Cubs’ involvement, fans eagerly await updates, with the possibility of the team defying the current reports and remaining in contention for Ohtani’s services.