Otani ransom, ‘Lotte Tower 3.6x’ if stacked with 50 million won

Superstar Shohei Ohtani, 29, signed a 10-year, $700 million (approximately $920 million) free agent contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB) on Tuesday, changing the history of professional sports contracts around the world.Ohtani became the highest-paid player in MLB, North American sports, and professional sports worldwide.”Ohtani’s deal surpasses soccer superstar Lionel Messi’s record-breaking $674 million contract with FC Barcelona of the Spanish Primera Liga from 2017 to 2021,” MLB.com, MLB’s website, said on the day.It easily surpassed NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ (Kansas City Chiefs) North American professional sports record of $450 million over 10 years and Angels outfielder Mike Trout’s MLB record of $426.5 million over 12 years. Ohtani’s average annual compensation of $70 million ($92.4 billion) also surpassed Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander’s record of $43.3 million with the New York Mets.Ohtani’s price tag is literally “astronomical.Due to an elbow injury, Ohtani will only be a designated hitter in 2024, but if he plays all 162 regular-season games, he will earn $570 million per game.Assuming he gets to the plate five times per game, that’s $110 million per at-bat.The average annual salary in the KBO League for the 2023 season is $146,648,000, so Ohtani will receive the same amount of money per at-bat as the average Korean professional baseball player.However, Ohtani will be eligible to bat second starting in the 2025 season.He pitched at least 20 games in three consecutive seasons from 2021 to this year, and appeared in more than 90 games as a hitter.In his last three seasons, Ohtani has averaged 2,487 pitches per year and 634 plate appearances.

If you split his salary in half, pitcher and hitter, the Dodgers would pay him $18.5 million for every pitch thrown and $72.87 million for every plate appearance.That’s assuming Ohtani doesn’t get sick, of course.You can get a sense of how highly the Dodgers value Ohtani by looking at his salary, which is comparable to some teams’ operating expenses. According to the Associated Press, “Ohtani’s salary exceeds the one-year payrolls of the Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics.”With a year and a half of his salary saved up, he could buy a popular KBO team.Shinsegae Group’s purchase of the SK Wyverns in 2021 totaled $135.2 billion.The amount of guaranteed money Ohtani will receive is unimaginable.The thickness of 100 five-million won bills is about 1.1 centimeters, and if you stack 920 billion won in five-million won bills, it will be about 2,24 meters.This is more than three times the height of Korea’s tallest building, Lotte Tower in Jamsil (555 meters).Otani’s ransom would be enough to build about five new baseball stadiums in Korea.The Changwon NC Park, which is considered MLB-caliber, cost 127 billion won, and the Gocheok Sky Dome, the only dome stadium in Korea, cost 19.5 billion won.The highest paid Korean player is Shin-Soo Choo (now SSG Rangers), who signed a seven-year, $130 million free agent contract with the Texas Rangers in December 2013.Oh’s price tag is more than five times higher than Shin-Soo Choo’s in total and 3.7 카지노사이트킹 times higher in average annualized value.

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