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This off-season is proving to be one of the most exciting ones in the history of MLB. Teams, including the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers, are not shying away from making bold moves to enhance their roster for the upcoming season. While the Yanks traded Juan Soto, the Dodgers secured the most sought-after free agent, Shohei Ohtani, in a mega deal.

Los Angeles Dodgers remained front runners in Ohtani’s free agency pursuit with equal competition from the Toronto Blue Jays. However, the East Coast team failed to make the cut due to undisclosed reasons as the two-way sensation officiated a deal with the Dodgers. However, the deal led to roster complications, which will now force them to engage in trade with the Yankees.


Dodgers Likely To Trade With Yankees To Free Up Space On 40-Man Roster For Ohtani!

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The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed big man Shohei Ohtani in what happened to be one of the biggest contracts ever offered in the history of MLB. The Dodgers locked the two-way sensation in a 10-year deal worth $700 million. This means Ohtani would be earning a whopping salary of $70 million per year. Having said that, the deal shouldn’t come as a surprise. Ohtani was previously projected to earn over $500 million contract. Moreover, his liking of the West Coast acted as a blessing in disguise for the Dodgers. That being said, LA is in the midst of a roster crisis after signing Ohtani. The team lacks space on the 40-man roster to accommodate the two-way sensation.

Thus, the Dodgers sought the help of the New York Yankees. As per insider Ken Rosenthal, the two teams have agreed on a 2-for-1 trade deal, which will send a pitcher at the end of LA’s roster and a prospect to the Bronx in exchange for one of the Yanks’ prospects. Apparently, LA needs to free up two slots to accommodate Shohei Ohtani and Joe Kelly, who recently rejoined the team in a cheap deal. While the names of the players involved in the alleged deal remain unknown, the official announcement could come anytime soon. As far as the Bronx Bombers are concerned, helping out the Dodgers makes sense. In Juan Soto’s historic pursuit, the Yanks had to sacrifice pitching depth. Therefore, they need reinforcements in any form.

Cody Bellinger Linked To Blue Jays Over Fiancee’s Social Media Post!

Cody Bellinger, Juan Soto

OF Cody Bellinger remained the New York Yankees’ top outfield target before they traded for Juan Soto. However, it seems Bellinger is heading towards Canada. Cody’s fiancee, Chase Carter, shared a photo from Toronto in her latest social media activity, which fueled the alleged movement. Fans speculate that the outfielder could land with the Blue Jays after the latter failed to grab Shohei Ohtani.

The former NL MVP registered a breakthrough year with the Chicago Cubs and thus upped his stakes in free agency. While the Yankees initially emerged as the top landing spot, the trade for Juan Soto changed the dynamics. The club now has enough depth needed in the outfield and might choose to backout from Bellinger’s pursuit. Under that circumstance, the left-handed hitter could likely sign with the Blue Jays.