One reason why the Red Sox will sign Shohei Ohtani
The only reason why the Red Sox will sign Ohtani is because of their last-place finishes over the last two seasons and to appease the fanbase. This season, Boston climbed back into the Wild Card race in August but fell apart at the end of the month before falling fast in the American League East standings in September and being passed by the New York Yankees.
Right now, in order to be competive again, Boston is going to need a superstar and Ohtani is that. Fans are frustrated with what has happened and it feels like they have taken the furthest step back in the division. The Baltimore Orioles are a young up and coming team, and the Tampa Bay Rays are a good regular season team but the struggle comes October, and despite playing an egg in the Wild Card series against the Minnesota Twins, the Toronto Blue Jays have some nice pieces that are looking to take the next step.
Then's there's the Yankees. A team that took a big step back this season is a team that you can expect to be very active this offseason when it comes to adding pieces to their roster for 2024. You can bet your bottom dollar that they are going to be on the Ohtani sweepstakes as well and along with the Los Angeles Dodgers, they will drive up the price. If there is a player that the Red Sox sign this offseason and put all their eggs in one basket and revert back to their spending days, it'll be for Ohtani.