Winter Meetings: Where Will Sho Go?

12/06/2023 Winter Meetings: Where Will Sho Go?

By: Jeff Yoder

MLB Winter Meetings: Deals, Rumors, Guardians Win MLB Draft Lottery

One of these days, the Shohei Ohtani news is going to break the internet. Today might be that day. The 2023 MLB Winter Meetings are currently in full swing in Nashville, and the man everyone’s eyeing is still taking his time. Tuesday saw the Cleveland Guardians win the draft lottery for the franchise’s first No. 1 overall pick despite only a 2 percent chance. That was the big news of the day. The Yankees and Red Sox also made a rare rival transaction that sent Alex Verdugo to the Bronx. There are also rumors swirling that the Yanks are going after Juan Soto. But these are all consolation prizes in a week where Ohtani is the main event. The rumor mill suggests the Blue Jays have become major players for the two-way star, but Ohtani reportedly met with the Dodgers for 2-3 hours yesterday.


Latest Odds to Sign Ohtani

1. Dodgers (-175), 2. Blue Jays (+160), 3. Angels (+700), 4. Giants (+800), 5. Cubs (+1000), 6. Braves (+2000), 7. Mariners (+2500), 8. Yankees (+2800)


The biggest MLB contract ever seen is likely to be announced by the end of the week, but we’ll keep waiting. I read reports that suggested a price tag as high as $600 million for Ohtani. Brace yourselves.


Deals Done at Winter Meetings

Yankees Trade for Red Sox OF Alex Verdugo

Pirates Add LHP Marco Gonzales From Braves

White Sox Sign KBO MVP Erick Fedde to 2-Year, $15 Million Deal


Read More

MLB: Winter Meetings Roundup: ‘Trickle-Down’ Effect Stalls Market, But Action Imminent

ESPN: Winter Meetings Update: Who Has (And Hasn’t) Met With Ohtani?


Photo: Michael Reaves / Getty Images