Shohei Ohtani Rumors: Rangers have a compelling case to make
Want to win a World Series, Shohei Ohtani? Well, how about joining the most recent champions, the Texas Rangers? Seems like that would make a lot of sense.
That's the pitch that Rangers pitcher Max Scherzer, who the club acquired at this past year's trade deadline, put out on the airwaves while appearing on MLB Network's Foul Territory this week. There's nothing like winning, and the Rangers just got done doing plenty of it and would do even more with Ohtani in the fold.
Scherzer might be downplaying the financial aspect of this, but don't let that make you think that Texas isn't prepared to pay. We've seen this organization empty their pockets in big ways over the past few offseasons as they've landed Marcus Semien, Corey Seager and most recently Jacob deGrom, who hardly affected their World Series run after undergoing Tommy John surgery earlier in the year.
On top of that, the market for the Rangers is underrated. The DFW is a massive market and we've obviously seen that in other sports with the likes of the Dallas Cowboys. The Rangers are also in Arlington and could very well tap into that with Ohtani.
The more buzz you start to hear about the Rangers and Ohtani, the more reasonable of a landing spot Texas starts to look like. Crazy what winning the franchise's first World Series can do, eh?