There has never been a player like Shohei Ohtani in baseball history, so it was expected that his free agency would be like no other. He is such a unique player. He combines being Nolan Ryan on the mound and Aaron Judge in the batters' box. It has always been wondered what Ohtani would be able to get in free agency being both a hitter and a pitcher. The complicating factor to this free agency is that Ohtani had his second Tommy John surgery at the end of the season. He will not pitch until Opening Day 2025 at the earliest.
Teams are lining up offers, scheduling meetings with Ohtani, and trying to get him to sign on the dotted line. One team though will give Ohtani everything he is looking for. Texas is the one team that can give him an immediate chance to win, can pay him the money he is asking for, and will give him the freedom to prepare for a game in whatever way he needs to.