It is expected that a club will participate in the recruitment of Shohei Otani (28). 굿모닝토토
On the 27th (Korean time), on the podcast ‘The Show’ hosted by New York Post reporters Joel Sherman and John Heyman, they said, “The Texas Rangers are making plans to actively recruit Ohtani. Texas is truly a wild card.”
In particular, Sherman argues strongly. “Texas was planning to be very aggressive in acquiring Ohtani at the trade deadline,” he said. “So I would argue they are a true wild card. If they win the World Series, they will really go for Ohtani. The Texas owners are going to do something big. “I will try to do it,” he predicted.
Texas defeated the Houston Astros 11-4 in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series on the 24th and advanced to the World Series with a series record of 4 wins and 3 losses. This is the first time in 12 years since 2011 that they have advanced to the World Series. We aim to win the first World Series since our founding. Texas has never won a World Series since its founding in 1961, when it was the predecessor Washington Senators.
In this World Series, they meet the Arizona Diamondbacks.
What both teams have in common is that they were 100-loss teams two years ago. Texas recorded only 60 wins, 102 losses, and a winning percentage of 0.370 in 2021, and Arizona performed even worse with 52 wins, 110 losses, and a winning percentage of 0.321.
This year was different. Texas won 90 games and Arizona won 84 games, advancing to the wild card. After going through the Division Series and Championship Series, they finally succeeded in advancing to the World Series.
If Texas wins, it is expected that they will put more effort into strengthening their power to win now.
Ken Rosenthal, a reporter for The Athletic, also supported this claim. “Now that the Texans were able to make it to the World Series, there might be some motivation for the team to sign another big contract this offseason,” Rosenthal said. “(Texas general manager) Chris Young wants to do something,” Rosenthal said. “He spent $800 million. He’s not afraid. If he gets to the World Series, he’ll be able to be even bolder,” he predicted.
After the end of the 2021 season, Texas strengthened its batting lineup by signing Corey Seager and Marcus Semien for a total of $500 million. Jacob deGrom signed a $185 million contract ahead of this season. John Gray (4 years, $56 million) and Nathan Ebaldi (2 years, $34 million). You can see that Texas was aggressive in the trade market. Not stopping here, this year Texas succeeded in recruiting Max Scherzer and Jordan Montgomery ahead of the trade deadline.