Those services include an exciting blend of pitching and hitting, making Ohtani, who has been starring for the Nippon Ham Fighters, one of the unique prospects in recent memory. St. Louis was only able to offer him a $300,000 signing bonus, as the new CBA limits team's spending on worldwide talent.
Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Giants and Mariners are two teams still in the running for Ohtani.
Teams interested in signing Ohtani are limited to the amount they have available in their global bonus pools.
Other teams eliminated from the Ohtani sweepstakes: Red Sox, Pirates, Brewers, Blue Jays, Athletics, Twins, Diamondbacks, Mets, White Sox, Cardinals, Rays, Braves, Nationals.
While Ohtani may be out of Colorado's reach, there is another Japanese pitcher who will be eligible to play in Major League Baseball in 2018 that could be of interest to the Rockies. "I felt the same way when I graduated from high school". "I know that our presentation was excellent".
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"I did get a sense that I can't change that we're a big market and I can't change that we're in the East".
Red Sox spokesman Kevin Gregg confirmed Boston's elimination from the bidding.
Japanese baseball sensation Shohei Ohtani met with representatives of the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs on Tuesday in Los Angeles. As Purple Row explained in this article, Kazuhisa Makita, a 33-year-old right-handed reliever has a delivery and skills that could make him a valuable piece of what looks like will be a rebuilt Colorado bullpen in 2018. Brian Cashman said the news was "disappointing".
"We put forward everything that we were about, but if it's not a fit, it's not a fit. Some fan base is going to be excited about it".
Ohtani is limited to a minor league contract because of restrictions imposed by the MLB collective bargaining agreement.
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