3 reasons why Shohei Ohtani should be interested in joining the Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves are the latest team to be tied to free agent Shohei Ohtani with the team being listed as a potential option.

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3. Atlanta Braves fans would embrace Ohtani

While this sentiment is true league-wide, the pressure and attention are a bit different in Atlanta. You get a very engaged fan base that loves their Atlanta Braves without the negative media attention Ohtani would be given on a lot of teams in the same market. Atlanta is the best of both worlds for a player who is going to have his every move broken down.

The league loves Ohtani and knows the player is one of the best paths to growing the game and getting young fans excited. If you're Ohtani, you want to take this into consideration and land in the best possible market.

Clearly, the Atlanta Braves and Ohtani are a fit on every level. Every level that is except for when you begin to consider the price of such a deal. It would be an unusual move for a franchise that has focused on growing and extending its own players, avoiding the highest-priced free agents.

If Atlanta spends top dollar for a player this offseason, it is far more likely to be one that can have an instant impact in the rotation. However, it remains fun to imagine, "What if?"