The Shohei Ohtani Contest Narrowed to Two Premier World Series Contenders in Thrilling MLB Race

Two powerhouse teams, both vying for the World Series, have emerged as the leading contenders in the race to secure Shohei Ohtani’s signature.

Gabriel Morency, a well-established radio host, has disclosed that the Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Dodgers are the final two contenders competing for the two-way sensation and 2023 American League MVP.

It was also noted that the Chicago Cubs presented an offer to the 29-year-old.

Morency, with an extensive background in sports journalism, had previously hosted a radio show for the Montreal Expos before their relocation to Washington in 2005. He is also a regular contributor to ESPN programming and contributes to SportsGrid and Amazon Prime.

According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, the Dodgers, Blue Jays, and World Series champion Texas Rangers are all in pursuit of the sport’s biggest star.

The Dodgers have been considered favorites due to their location in Southern California, perennial status as World Series contenders, and substantial financial capabilities to offer Ohtani a lucrative deal.

Despite not having a history of similarly substantial contracts, the Blue Jays, owned by Rogers Communications, one of Canada’s largest corporations, have the financial resources to potentially match the offer.

Last season, Ohtani showcased a .304 batting average with 44 home runs, 95 RBIs, and a 1.066 OPS. As a pitcher, he held a 10-5 record with a 3.14 ERA and 167 strikeouts in 132 innings.

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