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Arnab Bose

Aaron Judge & Shohei Ohtani Fighting For The Best Hitter Spot: Who Will Win?

Aaron Judge and Shohei Ohtani are the sport’s two biggest names. Fans expect a lot from them. The biggest news of the offseason after the 2023 season was the new contract of the Unicorn. Moreover, the Los Angeles Dodgers made history after they signed the Japanese superstar for not just baseball but also the world sport’s biggest contract. Indeed, a ten-year deal worth $700 million is huge in any sport. But the two-way superstar joined the Dodgers with the sole intention of winning a World Series. That’s what the fans want as well. Moreover, Shohei Ohtani spent six years with the Los Angeles Angels and did not even make the playoffs.

But Ohtani won two MVPs in the American League. Hence, the fans would like to see both Ohtani and the Dodgers accomplish great things together. On the other hand, the 2022 AL MVP would like to lead the New York Yankees to their first World Series since 2009. It has really been a long time for the Yankees Nation to celebrate their team’s success. How can the two superstars -Ohtani and Judge, help their team in 2024? The MLB teams are currently focusing on spring training. What are the latest pieces of information making rounds in the major league?

   

Latest News About Aaron Judge And Shohei Ohtani

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Shohei Ohtani Aaron Judge Source: ESPN

The biggest news from the Spring Training so far is that Aaron Judge can finally get his dream spot in the batting order. In modern times, the New York Yankees often have used their captain at No. 2 in the batting order. But the manager recently said that Aaron Judge can move back into the “Three-hole.” The Yankees skipper, Aaron Boone, mentioned, “Judge might get his wish finally.” Otherwise, he has been batting at two for six years now. Lately, Shohei Ohtani put on a show during his second batting practice.

Over the offseason, the Unicorn underwent surgery on his UCL. But now he seems fine, as he hit 10 homers in 21 swings during his second batting practice. Moreover, the Dodgers have high expectations of Ohtani, and so does the whole baseball world. And the two-time MVP is confident about living up to the expectations. He is preparing hard enough to be the Designated Hitter of the LA Dodgers on March 20, on their Opening Day. There is more news coming from the Braves and the Phillies. But the baseball world will hope to see the two superstars stay healthy and give their best. 

More News About Ronald Acuna Jr. And Whit Merrifield

Ronald Acuna Jr. Braves
Ronald Acuna Jr. Braves Source: MLB.com

On Friday, Ronald Acuna Jr, expressed his desire to be a Brave forever. He wants to stay part of the Atlanta Braves and be a member for life. Moreover, Acuna Jr. hinted at his contract extension. Not surprising enough, as he has a current contract of eight years that is worth $100 million. He hopes to sign an extension soon.

On the other hand, Whit Merrifield recently signed with the Philadelphia Phillies for a one-year deal worth $8 million. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, they announced it on Friday. Passan also mentioned that the contract of Merrifield has a club option worth $8 million along with a buyout option worth a million dollars. The Phillies must be happy with the deal, as they need outfield help at times. 

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