Shohei Ohtani

  • Shohei Ohtani has +500 odds to suit up for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2024.
  • Ohtani has stated that he wants to play for a contender and will become a free agent after the 2023 MLB season.
  • If Ohtani is traded to the Dodgers during the 2023 season, the Dodgers current +800 World Series Odds will greatly shorten.

LOS ANGELES – With Shohei Ohtani approaching free agency at the end of the 2023 season, many analysts are predicting the two-way superstar to be traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers currently have the fourth shortest odds at +800 to win the 2023 World Series.

MLB 2023 World Series Odds

  • Houston Astros +600
  • New York Mets +750
  • New York Yankees +750
  • Los Angeles Dodgers +800
  • Atlanta Braves +850
  • San Diego Padres +850

The Dodgers would likely become the NL team with the shortest odds to win the World Series if they acquired Ohtani.

The Japanese phenom has made it clear that he wants to play for a contender. Despite having Mike Trout and Ohtani for the last five seasons, the Los Angeles Angels have yet to finish with a winning record.

Shohei Ohtani will become a free agent after the 2023 season, which may force the Angels hand to trade him before he walks away in free agency.

MLB Lead Writer Zach Rymer claims Ohtani will be traded to the Dodgers prior to the deadline this season.

Rymer claims in his article that “He’s eligible for free agency after 2023, and he already doesn’t sound thrilled about the situation in Anaheim, so the trade deadline will almost certainly represent the Angels’ last best chance to get something for him…the Dodgers already seem to be positioning themselves for Ohtani.”

The convincing argument for Ohtani to be traded gives value to the Dodgers current World Series odds on legal sportsbooks at +800.

If Ohtani is not traded, he will become a free agent after the 2023 season and will likely join a contender.

The Angels are paying Anthony Rendon and Mike Trout over $37 million a year, making it difficult for the team to compete with big spenders with better rosters.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, and New York Yankees are three teams that will likely make a push for Ohtani in free agency.

Odds On Shohei Ohtani’s Team – Game 1, 2024 Season

  • The Field +250
  • Los Angeles Dodgers +500
  • New York Mets +550
  • New York Yankees +600
  • San Diego Padres +700
  • Philadelphia Phillies +700
  • San Francisco Giants +750
  • Texas Rangers +900
    Boston Red Sox +1100

The Dodgers +500 odds on MLB Sportsbooks are valuable considering they check all the boxes for Shohei Ohtani.

Aside from offering him a ridiculous amount of money, the Dodgers will grant Ohtani’s wish of wanting to play for a contender. While the Angels haven’t had a winning season in seven years, the Dodgers have made a World Series appearance three times in that span.

With Ohtani’s return to the Angels unlikely, expect him to wear Dodger blue in 2024.

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