Shohei Ohtani joining Dodgers on 10-year, $700M contract

Ten years, $700 million, a lot deferred. This is a high-risk high-reward potential contract that only a franchise with deep pockets could do.

I remember when Al Kaline turned being the first Detroit Tiger to sign a $100,000 contract for the next season because he didn’t think he had a good enough season the prior year. He signed for $90K. Pretty soon, some player is going to sign a billion dollar contract.