Finally, the last word on Shohei Ohtani to the Yankees

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman confirmed to reporters that Ohtani told the Yankees he would not sign with them. In this article, MLB.com states the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers join the Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Angels, Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs as the teams still in potential discussions for Ohtani. And no manager is willing to move players around like Joe Maddon, so Ohtani could play some right field against right-handed pitchers with Jason Heyward shifting over to center.

The choices somewhat confirm Ohtani's preference for a small market and West Coast team, but there are exceptions. I can't speak for them.

In 403 games over four seasons for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters of the Japan Pacific League, Ohtani batted.286 with 48 homers, 166 RBIs and a.859 OPS.

But they apparently couldn't over the geography as Ohtani and his CAA reps appear to be focused on west coast markets as they also eliminated the Yankees, who many had considered the favorites, along with the Red Sox and Mets.

Japan's starter Shohei Otani pitches against South Korea during the first inning of their semifinal game at the Premier12 world baseball tournament at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. A person familiar with the decision
San Francisco Giants Reportedly Finalists for Shohei Ohtani

It's never quite been clear what it is that Ohtani wants, but we know that it's not money since his age, 23, limits his contract.

Let's make the case for each of the seven finalists to ink the two-way Japanese superstar.

Passan reported Saturday that Ohtani had begun to schedule meetings with teams for this week.

The Dodgers can only offer Ohtani a $300,000 bonus. The Mariners now have $1.55 million available to offer, while only the Rangers ($3.53 million), reportedly eliminated Yankees ($3.5 million), Twins ($3.07 million) and Pirates ($2.26 million) have more. All seven of the finalists will meet with Ohtani in the coming days.

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