Shohei Otani

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    One baseball person whose opinion I respect told me earlier this week that he'll be "shocked'' if Shohei Ohtani doesn't wind up in Seattle. He wasn't basing it on any inside knowledge. But Jerry Dipoto is certainly acting like a guy who won't take "no'' for an answer
     
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    When Shohei Ohtani announces his team of choice, a number of MLB officials believe it will spawn an immediate investigation into whether any violations occurred during the process.
     
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    Left-handed batters on the Angels combined for a .378 slugging percentage last season, lowest in MLB. Shohei Ohtani posted a .570 slugging percentage over his last 2 seasons in Japan.
     
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    The angels?? Wow didn’t see that coming
     
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    It had to be an AL team so he could DH instead of having to play in outfield on his days off from pitching.

    Four or so at-bats on each of his four days off and some base running should keep him from running down on his pitching day.

    And Anaheim is far enough away from L.A. to keep him out of the glitter and pressure of a major city, even if they call themselves the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
     
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    So he has more upside than Tanaka clearly but what about Darvish? @DWKB
     
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    Sources: Major League Baseball will investigate whether club officials leaked Shohei Ohtani’s medical information for stories published earlier this week.
     

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