5. Chicago Cubs
The Cubs are likely to lose one of their offensive stars this offseason and lost what was a great story after the break. The team faded and was unable to make the needed postseason push. A year after spending big for star shortstop Dansby Swanson, could the Cubs opt to go a bit bigger this offseason? Ohtani in a Cubs uniform is fun for baseball fans. A unique talent joining a historic franchise would make the Cubs players in the National League and one of the most interesting stories of the 2024 season.
6. New York Yankees
Speaking of historic franchises and offseason spending, why shouldn't the Yankees chase Ohtani? Yes, you just paid a historic contract, but the team clearly is missing offense and frankly play a boring brand of baseball. Outside of Aaron Judge and the uniforms they wear there isn't one reason to turn your attention to this team. Ohtani doesn't fix all your problems, but the star goes a long way in fixing the apathetic attitude that seems to hang over this roster.