It appears that Shohei Ohtani is headed north. According to multiple sources, the two-way superstar has put an end to the suspense in the most lucrative free-agent pursuit in baseball history, and a formal announcement is expected as early as tonight.
Although he hasn’t officially signed yet, Ohtani is reportedly on his way to Toronto. Jon Morosi is reporting that Ohtani is currently on a flight to Toronto.
The exact value of his contract remains unknown, but it is anticipated to surpass the record-setting 12-year, $426.5 million deal signed by Mike Trout with the Angels.
Throughout the negotiating process, Blue Jays executives have been optimistic about their chances with the two-way superstar. The final three teams in contention were the Blue Jays, the Dodgers, and the Angels, with all signs pointing to Toronto emerging as the winners of the Ohtani Sweepstakes.