Monday, November 27, 2017

Even The Twinkies Think They Can Land Shohei Ohtani

The utter silliness of the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes was on full display Sunday on MLB Network Radio. The Minnesota Twins' senior vice president and general manager Thad Levine actually said this in public"We, like every other club out there, is diligently putting together materials as to why we think our situation can be conducive to a player like Ohtani." If you hear raucous laughter emanating some 5,950 miles west of downtown Minneapolis, that's Ohtani's agent. While the Twinkies can offer the 'Babe Ruth of Japan' the third-highest signing bonus ($3.1 million), he's not the 'Paul Bunyan of Japan'. Why on earth would Ohtani want to spend the next several seasons on the shores of Lake Wobegon? The stretching out of this off-season by the constipation in the Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton proceedings is leading to hallucinations like Mr. Levine's. As our Commander-In-Chief might say: "Sad."