“Concentrating the team’s identity around Ohtani will be Steve Cohen’s biggest move.”

After Max Scherzer토토사이트 (39, Texas Rangers) was traded to Texas at the trade deadline, the American media revealed his conversation with New York Mets general manager Billy Appler. At the time, Scherzer listened to Appler’s words, lifted his refusal to trade, and accepted the move to Texas.

It is because he did not feel the will to challenge to win the World Series. At the time, General Manager Appler told Scherzer that he would not make large-scale acquisitions in the upcoming 2023-2024 free agent market. Through this, the American media interpreted Steve Cohen’s owner as having no will to recruit Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels). Combined with Ohtani’s preference for the West, the general theory of the Los Angeles Dodgers has been further strengthened.

In fact, there are reports that the Mets will be most active in recruiting Yoshinobu Yamamoto (25, Orix Buffaloes), the best ace in Japanese professional baseball, in the upcoming FA market. For the Mets, it is an interpretation that is the highest peak of ‘cost-effective recruitment’.

However, Rising Apple, which handles the Mets on the fan side, insisted on the 21st (Korean time) that the Mets should recruit Ohtani and Yamamoto at the same time this winter. “Ohtani is in a losing situation at the Angels. It is almost certain that Ohtani will leave the team in the upcoming off-season.”

At the same time, Rising Apple said, “Cohen’s owner must do whatever it takes to bring Ohtani to New York. Acquiring Ohtani and Yamamoto together could make the Mets a pipeline for Japan’s top players. It seems to be concentrating Japan’s power in a way the world has never seen before.”

The Mets also have experience with Tsuyoshi Shinjo, Masato Yoshii, Kaz Matsuzaka, and Daisuke Matsuzaka in the past. Rising Apple insisted that the Mets bring in Japan’s best players and challenge them to win the World Series. “Concentrating the team’s identity around Ohtani will be Cohen’s biggest move,” he said.

In fact, the Mets’ stance this winter is expected to be a big issue in the major league offseason. After Scherzer’s disclosure, neither Appler nor Cohen’s owner have actually confirmed this to the American media. So it’s unclear how the Mets will fare in free agency this winter.

If Cohen’s owner takes an offensive in recruiting Ohtani, the flow of the free agency market itself could change. Now that Scherzer and Juston Verlander (Houston Astros) have been sorted out, there is some room in the salary cap. The prevailing forecast is that the price of Ohtani will easily exceed $600 million, and that Yamamoto’s ransom will also exceed at least $100 million.

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