Dodgers add Ohtani with record contract knowing he can sell

Posted on AllSides December 10th, 2023
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PHOENIX — Shohei Ohtani’s jaw-dropping 10-year, $700-million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers has some similarities to other contracts for the world’s biggest sports stars, including soccer icons Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, along with NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes. In terms of his marketability, experts point to another name. The global music sensation’s broad appeal — one that bridges the gap between generations and expands to other countries — is an extremely rare phenomenon that Ohtani shares. There’s no doubt the Dodgers hope they can leverage the Japanese star’s arrival...

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