Reporter Heyman: “The Giants cannot be left out of the race for Ohtani”
The official MLB website reported that the Giants are aiming to “win the double” for pitchers Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who are attracting attention in the free agent market. Otani will be a full-time hitter next season, and his home base at Oracle Park is considered disadvantageous for a left-handed slugger, but Jon Heyman, a leading reporter for the New York Post, analyzed that “there will likely be a move to acquire him.”
The Giants failed to acquire Aaron Judge last offseason. Furthermore, the contract with Carlos Correa, which had been agreed upon once, was also broken down. For that reason, he says, “It seems they are determined to acquire at least one star player this off-season.This season they finished with a record of 79 wins and 83 losses, and they have missed out on making it to the postseason six times in the last seven years.” It seems so.
According to Heyman, they are interested in acquiring Bellinger, Chapman, and Snell, and were reportedly in the process of acquiring ace pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto from Japan and Lee Jung-hoo from South Korea. )”. “Of course, the Giants can’t be left out of the race for Ohtani.” John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reported that Ohtani is the Giants’ No. 1 target.”
Heyman also said, “I think the Giants will be in the race to sign a big guy (Ohtani). Over the past few years, they’ve been targeting big players, but for whatever reason, they haven’t been able to get one. They agreed to an agreement with Correa, but I don’t know if that’s a good idea. “I didn’t have any,” he said, pointing out that he had the funds. “(Oracle Park) will be a disadvantage for the Giants. It’s a tough stadium for a left-handed slugger. Although there is a hurdle (being home), they will likely move to acquire a big player.”
(Full-Count Editorial Department)