Time has moved on fast this MLB offseason. One moment the Dodgers were losing the 2017 World Series to the Astros in seven wild games. Yes, Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Otani could both go to L.A. Here's how.
According to reports, the MLB players' union has signed off on a new posting system that was agreed to by Nippon Professional Baseball and MLB. This means that Shohei Otani—the most interesting man in baseball, a legitimate five-tool star and an ace pitcher whose fastball has been clocked up to 103
This has to happen, right? That's the obvious reaction to the news on Monday night that the MLB Players Association extended a soft deadline regarding a new agreement with Japanese Baseball that would allow Shohei Otani to come over here and play in the states next season. As a team executive put
Should Otani make it to MLB in 2018, the Yankees are prepared to help the young star maintain his dual role as a pitcher/hitter.
Shohei Otani might not be coming to the MLB as soon as we thought.. (AP) Only a week ago it seemed like Japanese two-way star Shohei Otani was going to sail through to the majors. Nippon Professional Baseball and MLB had worked on a deal to extend the expired posting system for a year, allowing […]
After a year's worth of hype and speculation, the Shohei Otani sweepstakes figures to begin in earnest soon. Like this week. Of course, like all good baseball stories, it first begins with negotiation and ratification. The MLB Players Association has set Monday as a deadline for signing off on changes
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The MLB players union is holding up a "tentative agreement" between MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball on a $20 million posting system for Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Shohei Otani wants to play in the majors. The Yankees, Red Sox and Dodgers figure to be competing for his services. But don't count out the Mets. According to a report in the Daily News, the Mets are ready to make a run at the dual-threat Japanese star, and because his […]
The player that could provide an offseason splash for the Boston Red Sox has yet to play a game in Major League Baseball. Shohei Otani, the 23-year-old Japanese star who can both pitch and hit, is set to come to play in MLB to the tune of about $20 million. In 2017, the lefty-hitter put […]
In the past, when MLB teams imported starting pitchers from Japan, the expectation was the player was coming here and had to conform to fit the American style of play — notably adapt from starting once a week and perhaps 25 times in a regular season to being a 30-plus start pitcher. The expectation among
If there was ever any doubt about Shohei Otani's intentions for next season, he cleared things up Saturday when he announced he wants to play in MLB in 2018. "The other day I met with team officials and stated my intentions," Otani said during a press conference in Japan, according to The Associated Press. "My […]