Atlanta Braves fans were given an exciting update on Monday with the news that the prized free agent of the offseason would be interested in joining the Atlanta Braves.
Before diving into the reasons that this makes sense for Shoehi Ohtani, let's look at it from the perspective of the Atlanta Braves
With Ohtani working his way back from an injury, he wouldn't be the much-needed addition to the Braves rotation. Still, the idea of signing one of the league's best players has to at least be a consideration for a team that has saved a lot of money locking up their young talent early on.
Aside from the lack of production in the immediate as a pitcher, this fit makes perfect sense for both sides. Atlanta isn't likely to spend what it would take to land the offseason's prized free agent, but the two sides are likely to at least explore a deal.
The problem for Atlanta is any deal to land Ohtani would mean bargain shopping to fill the clear needs in the rotation and in left field. A problem Braves fans would gladly accept in return for landing Ohtani, but still unlikely despite the clear reasons the star player is a fit for Atlanta.