Shohei Ohtani's deal with the Dodgers is for 10 years and $700 million, including no opt-outs, per Jeff Passan of ESPN. The $700 million Shohei Ohtani will receive from the Los Angeles Dodgers is the largest guarantee in sports history.
Shohei Ohtani is undoubtedly a generational talent. He's by far the best player in baseball. There's a reason Shohei Ohtani is a two-time MVP at the age of just 29-years-old. He won the MVP's with the Angels in 2021 and 2023.
Shohei Ohtani will unfortunately miss the whole season pitching wise due to his surgery, although he will still be able to hit which is still very good. Shohei Ohtani is arguably the best hitter in baseball, he's undoubtedly the best all around player in baseball.
As mentioned above, Shohei Ohtani was the 2023 MVP. In 2023, on the pitching side, Shohei Ohtani was a good pitcher. He made 23 starts, and pitched 132.0 IP. Shohei Ohtani posted a 10-5 record, 3.14 ERA, 167 SO, and a 1.06 WHIP.
That's not it, Shohei Ohtani put up video game numbers at the plate in 2023. In 135 games, Shohei Ohtani slashed .304/.412/.654. To go with those insane numbers, Ohtani launched 44 HR's, 95 RBI's, and a 1.066 OPS.
This is one of the biggest moves in the history of baseball. This move makes the Los Angeles Dodgers so much better. Pairing Ohtani with Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts, has all the writing on the wall to be one of the best pairings in MLB History.