Japanese say that Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Dodgers has a bigger brand than Michael Jordan. “I don’t know who to compare myself to. Is it Lionel Messi of the Inter Miami Marlins?”월카지노
The Dodgers are already smiling at the “Otani effect.”
USA Today said in an interview with Dodgers CEO Stan Castan on Wednesday (Korea time). Castan is one of the legendary frontrunners of the team. He led the team for a long time as the general manager and president of the Atlanta Braves since 1986, and built a dynasty that won the district championship for 14 consecutive years from 1991 to 2005. Having joined the current Dodgers owner group through various clubs, he also won the district championship 10 times for 11 years from 2013 to 2023, and made inroads into the fall baseball for 11 consecutive years.
The Castan shared another history this winter. It was the biggest investment ever made, including Ohtani. The Dodgers awarded Ohtani a 10-year, 700 million-dollar contract, the highest in the North American sports history, this winter. It then invested a huge amount of money, including giving Yoshinobu Yamamoto a 12-year, 350 million-dollar contract, the longest and highest ever for a pitcher, to strengthen its power. The Dodgers is the first team in MLB history to invest more than 1 billion dollars at a time.
In an interview with USA Today, Castan said, “The Dodgers franchise is unique and historic. We want to have a historic season this year. A high salary does not guarantee success. But it can lead to high expectations.”
Castan expects Ohtani to have a solid effect on the Dodgers brand. USA Today reported, “The Dodgers will be able to attract 4 million spectators this season. There will be no prizes left in the store. Thirteen games have already been broadcast nationwide. It is probably the most popular team in baseball.”
More than anything else, analysts say that the team has maintained its long-lasting power through this winter. “There is no reason to think that the Dodgers will not be able to dominate the West Division of the National League for another 10 years. They continue to have the best training system in the baseball world. They also built a new performance center at the facility. “We plan to renovate Dodger Stadium again next winter,” he said. “As Otani arrives, the Dodgers will build a permanent capacity to withstand the test of time.”
“It’s a good thing in baseball as well,” Castan said. “The Dodgers has a unique and historical brand, which is now being combined with Ohtani’s unique and historical brand. According to Japanese people, Ohtani’s brand is more powerful than Jordan’s in the U.S. I don’t know who to compare him to. Is it Messi?”
All that’s left is a result. After Castan, the Dodgers only won the World Series once, even in a shortened season. “I think it’s going to be fun. It’s a team that excites everyone. I’m proud that President Andrew Friedman and General Manager Brandon Gomes have united. Now we have a chance to see how it all goes,” he said.