Let the Ohtani speculation commence

Shohei Ohtani and his representatives can begin negotiating with other teams after the five-day period following the conclusion of the World Series.



November 5, 2023 - 1:39 PM

Los Angeles Angels pitcher and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani at the team's spring training complex on Feb. 21, 2023, in Tempe, Arizona. Photo by Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times/TNS

LOS ANGELES — The World Series is over. Shohei Ohtani is officially a free agent.

What now?

It’s the root question many around baseball — fans, reporters and pundits alike — will ponder until the dust settles on Ohtani’s free agency sweepstakes. There will be no shortage of rumors about what Ohtani will or will not do, or voices saying what the two-way megastar should or should not do.

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