Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Dodgers Odds Get Even Shorter

Written by:
Mary Montgomery
Published on:
Nov/29/2023

Superstar Shohei Ohtani is likely going to be a Dodger come 2024, at least that's what the oddsmakers believe.  

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Ohtani went from EVEN to 2-7 odds over the course of the last few weeks.

The expectation is that Ohtani will not be pitching in 2024, at least not the first few months, but will hit.  Ohtani underwent surgery on his right (throwing) elbow back in September.

David Vassegh of AM 570 L.A. Sports Radio had this to say about Ohtani's prospects:

“If Ohtani goes back to the Angels, I’m told that he would sign a short-term deal, somewhere between one and three years at the most. But if Ohtani goes elsewhere, Dodgers, Cubs, Giants, you can bet that it would be at least a 10-year contract, and also with opt-outs during the life of that contract. That’s what people around baseball are speculating and that’s the information I’m getting from people that are on the periphery, like we all are when it comes to Ohtani, but when it comes to the team side of it, that’s what many of them are expecting. A long-term contract that will have Ohtani to have quite a few opt-outs.”

According to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, the "prevailing opinion" is that Ohtani will sign with a team before the Meetings end Dec. 6.

"I'm thinking he may sign at the Winter Meetings, which would be very, very exciting," Heyman said about Ohtani during a live chat on Bleacher Report. "That seems to be the prevailing opinion at this point. No guarantee. ... [Executives] think that Ohtani will be the big signing at the Winter Meetings."

Full Team Odds to Land Shohei Ohtani

Los Angeles Dodgers                 2/7                   (-350)

Chicago Cubs                            7/2                   (+350)

Texas Rangers                           7/1                  

Toronto Blue Jays                      8/1                  

San Francisco Giants                 12/1                

Boston Red Sox                         14/1                

New York Yankees                     16/1                

New York Mets                         25/1                

Atlanta Braves                          30/1                

Seattle Mariners                       35/1                

Philadelphia Phillies                  40/1                

Baltimore Orioles                      50/1                

Miami Marlins                          50/1                

San Diego Padres                      50/1                

Milwaukee Brewers                  66/1                

Arizona Diamondbacks              75/1                

Cleveland Guardians                 75/1                

Colorado Rockies                      75/1                

Detroit Tigers                            75/1                

Tampa Bay Rays                        75/1                

Chicago White Sox                    80/1                

Cincinnati Reds                         80/1                

Houston Astros                         80/1                

Kansas City Royals                     80/1                

Pittsburgh Pirates                     80/1                

St. Louis Cardinals                     80/1                

Minnesota Twins                       100/1              

Oakland Athletics                      100/1              

Washington Nationals               100/1     

- Mary Montgomery, Gambling911.com

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