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The biggest topic this winter in the Major League Baseball (MLB) is Shohei Ohtani (29) joining the Los Angeles Dodgers.Ohtani, a Japanese star who doubles as a pitcher, signed a 10-year contract with the Dodgers worth a whopping $700 million.Although he signed a deferred contract to receive 97% of his annual salary at a later date, Ohtani’s contract size is the largest ever not only in the major leagues but also in the global sports world.Ohtani held a grand induction ceremony at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA on the 15th (Korean time).At the induction ceremony, he said, “The Dodgers management said they considered the past 10 years a failure,” and, “I decided to sign because I felt the Dodgers’ will to win.” The Dodgers won the Western Division 10 times out of 11 years from 2013 to this year.Although it is unfortunate that they only won the World Series once in 2020, it is no exaggeration to say that they are the strongest team in the Major League over the past 10 years.The high-ranking officials who defined the Dodgers’ 10 years as a “failure” and Ohtani, who revealed it at the induction ceremony, are unusually surprising.

Anyway, on the day when the Dodgers team’s high-ranking officials and Ohtani pledged “success” for the next 10 years, Clayton Kershaw (35), the Dodgers’ star star for the past 10 years, was contemplating his future next season.Several local media outlets reported that day that Kershaw appeared on a Los Angeles-area broadcast the evening before and said that he was “discussing with his wife” about his career path for next season. Kershaw, who has worn the Dodgers uniform for 16 seasons since his debut in 2008 until this year, is a franchise star that no one can deny.He won the Cy Young Award three times and was selected as an All-Star 10 times.With a career record of 210 wins and 92 losses and an ERA of 2.48, he has virtually reserved his entry into the Hall of Fame after retirement.However, Kershaw performed poorly in the postseason every year, disappointing the team and fans.Although he has been a symbol of the Dodgers for a long time, it is also true that he has recently shown signs of aging.He will undergo shoulder surgery after this season and is expected to return to the mound next summer.Kershaw, who is a free agent because he signed a one-year short-term contract with the Dodgers for the past two seasons, expressed his intention to extend his playing career, saying, “I still want to 무료슬롯게임 win and I want to win the World Series again.”

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