We don't know what moves the Rays will make this off-season, just that there will be some big ones as they look to cut payroll and decide whether to try to remain competitive or go for a rebuild.
Because he wants to both pitch and start as a hitter when he's not starting as a pitcher, American League teams would seem to have an advantage. According to reports, several other teams were told the same thing Sunday, including the Twins, Mets and D-backs.
However, the right-handed ace/left-handed slugger indicated that his preference was to play for a team on or near the West Coast and in a smaller market, which would also spell disappointment for other would-be bidders in the East.
NY general manager Brian Cashman confirmed to reporters Sunday night that his club was out of the running. "That was something that, presentation or not, might be hard to overcome".
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Later Sunday, Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski said that Boston is out of the running, as well.
Ohtani, the two-way Japanese phenom making his jump to Major League Baseball this offseason, reportedly has narrowed his free agency list to seven teams, and the New York Yankees aren't among them. "When players are in the marketplace like that, you do everything you possibly can", said Cashman, whose team has been scouting Ohtani since 2012. Brewers general manager David Stearns told MLB.com that "we wish him the best of luck with his decision".
Otani was put up for bid Friday by the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters for the maximum $20 million posting fee.