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2024 MLB Season
« on: December 09, 2023, 03:30:05 PM »
I apologize for getting the thread going super early.  I'm not sure if I could've bumped a past thread, but I guess not since those are for the 2023 season.  Plus, I don't know if this deserved its own thread, but it does relate to the upcoming season in 2024.

IOW, Ohtani is staying in LA, but with the NL team from that city

TBH, I actually saw TEN figures or $10 Billion for Shohei.  That may be a ton, but I guess the Dodgers could afford it.  Elsewhere, I said to crown Los Angeles.  While people argued the same thing with the Angels, the issue there is that they didn't have a ton toward a title, whereas the Dodgers have enough to win the World Series without Ohtani
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Re: 2024 MLB Season
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2023, 05:18:31 PM »
My brother calls $700 million for ten years "stupid money" in that nobody's worth that much. Chump change compared to what Travis Kelce's squeeze made this year in contrast but still, for that kind of cheddar the Dodgers better keep him healthy, especially if he does double duty again (starting pitcher, DH).
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Re: 2024 MLB Season
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2023, 09:59:40 PM »
Word now is that the Dodgers and Ohtani have agreed to defer $680 million of that money ($68 million a year) until the end of his contract, after which Ohtani gets the deferred money. This helps the Dodgers stay under the luxury tax threshold.
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Re: 2024 MLB Season
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2023, 03:56:30 AM »
Dodgers shore up their rotation with the signing of Yoshinobu Yamamoto, top prospect FA pitcher. 12 years, $325 million. In Japan he had a 1.72 ERA and a 4.56 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
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