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MLB insider gives latest update with Cubs and Shohei Ohtani


by - Senior Editor -

The offseason will unfold with a flurry of activity as teams are positioning to try to grab one of the standout free agents like Shohei Ohtani.

On Wednesday, MLB insider Jon Heyman said that the Chicago Cubs are certainly in the running for Ohtani.

"Cubs are in there. It would be a great fit," Heyman said.

While the Cubs are in the mix, Heyman pointed out that the Los Angeles Dodgers are considered favorites, with the San Francisco Giants also standing out as strong contenders.

He thinks that Ohtani's contract could be signed sooner rather than later in free agency.

"I'm thinking he may sign at the Winter Meetings, which would be very, very exciting," Heyman said. "That seems to be the prevailing opinion at this point. No guarantee."

The magnitude of Ohtani's talent and impact on the game is reflected in the anticipated size of his contract, which Heyman suggests could surpass $500 million.

As the offseason unfolds, the race for Ohtani's signature adds an extra layer of excitement to the MLB landscape, with teams eagerly awaiting what happens next.

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