Shohei Ohtani signs with a Mets' rival
Free agency is headlined by one name, Shohei Ohtani: the do-it-all megastar is hitting free agency looking for a massive contract, and of course, a lot of teams are interested. The Mets seem to be one of them and will surely try and give Ohtani a lot of money to try to come to New York.
While there are limits to what will come out of Ohtani's camp, expect teams like the Mets, Yankees, Dodgers, Cubs, Rangers and more to be interested. There are so many teams in the Ohtani sweepstakes, so is it really that bad if the Mets miss out.
Well, for the talent and the possibility to alter a franchise, it stings. Players like Ohtani almost never come around. But, what would be worse if he goes to a rival, such as the Atlanta Braves.
Reports say Ohtani is "intrigued" by the Braves, and while there might not be much legitimacy so far, if Ohtani does sign with the Braves it would be trouble for the Mets for years to come. If he signs with a team not in the NL East, like the betting favorite Dodgers, at least the Mets don't have to see him as many times a year.
But, if Ohtani does end up in Atlanta, they will be the division, league and World Series favorite for years to come. Ohtani, Ronald Acuna Jr., Matt Olson, Ozzie Albies and more makes for a scary lineup.
Ohtani can end up in a lot of places, including New York. The worst-case scenario is Atlanta