Can Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels) and Hyun-jin Ryu (36, Toronto Blue Jays) play on the same team?
On the 13th (Korean time), the American media ‘Washington Post’ said about Ohtani’s future, ‘Ohtani is receiving worldwide attention. Ohtani has made it clear that he wants to win. He also openly expressed his disappointment at the Angels’ incompetence,’ predicting that Ohtani would leave the Angels in the free agent market and wear another team’s uniform.안전놀이터추천
While multiple clubs are expected to jump into the race to sign Ohtani, Toronto was also mentioned as a candidate. ‘The Washington Post’ predicted that Ohtani’s destination could also be Toronto, saying, ‘I didn’t ask Ohtani if he wanted to play for Toronto, but Toronto may want to recruit Ohtani because it is experiencing recent ups and downs.
Toronto recorded 50 wins and 41 losses this season with an odds ratio of 0.549. Ranked 3rd in the American League East Division. Although it was ranked second in the wild card, it is difficult to guarantee advancement to the postseason. Last year, he took first place in the wild card and stood on the autumn stage, but he could not achieve better results. Without reinforcement of players, Toronto’s challenge for the presidential championship seems difficult. The local media in the US also pointed out this point.
‘The Washington Post’ said, ‘Toronto has recently suffered a similar slump. ‘It looks like they’re willing to pay like they were in the past,’ insisting that the roster needs to make changes. If Toronto wants, they can invest a lot of money in Ohtani in the offseason.”
In this case, you can also imagine Ohtani and Ryu Hyun-jin playing together in blue uniforms. However, it is only possible if Ryu Hyun-jin, who gets free agent status after this season, remains in Toronto. Ryu Hyun-jin signed a 4-year, $80 million contract with Toronto in 2020, but his contract ends after this year. If Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent elbow ligament surgery, shows the same skills as before, he may continue to accompany Toronto.
Everything is just home. ‘Washington Post’ said, ‘Ohtani’s trade or free agent transfer is all speculation’ and ‘at the point of more than 15 days until the trade deadline, many will wonder where Ohtani will play. Curiosity will continue until the offseason,” he said, showing great interest in Ohtani’s future.