Signing catcher to a whopping 10-year deal. The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed a series of long-term contracts worth astronomical amounts.

Local media such as ‘’ and ‘ESPN’ reported on the 28th (Korea time) that the Dodgers signed a 10-year, $140 million (approx. 18.91 billion KRW) contract extension with their main catcher, Will Smith. The Dodgers also announced on their official social media account that they signed Smith to a 10-year extension. Congratulations, Smith,” along with an image. Smith, the Dodgers’ starting catcher and leadoff hitter, will be eligible for free agency after the 2025 season. The Dodgers were successful in locking up Smith before he becomes a free agent by signing him to a super-long term deal.

The Dodgers are the favorites to win the World Series this season and have the best offense in baseball. Ahead of the start of the season, the Dodgers inked a series of mega-contracts totaling $1.315 billion (about $1.757 trillion) at StubHub. One of the key players is “superstar” Shohei Ohtani. After six seasons with the Los Angeles Angels in the Major Leagues, Ohtani is eligible for free agency after the 2023 season. The Angels, 토토사이트 San Francisco Giants, and Toronto Blue Jays were among the teams that offered him a mega-contract, but he chose the Dodgers because of their familiarity and championship history. The Dodgers gave Ohtani a 10-year, $700 million contract, the largest in professional sports history. Before Ohtani became a free agent, American media speculated that he would sign a deal in the $500 million to $600 million range, but the bidding war for his services soared to $700 million.

It didn’t stop there.

With Ohtani in their arms, the Dodgers also freed up salary cap space by signing him to a “deferred offer sheet. Ohtani asked for more power, hoping to defer the majority of his salary until after the 10th year.

The Dodgers fulfilled Ohtani’s expectations. When Yoshinobu Yamamoto, the best pitcher in Nippon Professional Baseball, declared his desire to play in the major leagues through the posting system, the Dodgers signed him to another massive 12-year, $325 million contract. While Yamamoto has been considered one of the best pitchers in Japan, it’s highly unusual for a rookie pitcher with no major league experience to receive such a large, long-term contract.

It didn’t stop there. The Dodgers also signed Tyler Glasnow to a five-year, $136.5 million extension to bolster their starting rotation, and Smith to a 10-year, $140 million deal. The total value of the Dodgers’ “big-name” contracts before the start of the 2024 season is $1.757 trillion. Of course, we don’t know if these players will stay with the Dodgers for the full duration of their contracts, or what the future holds, but at the very least, 안전한 파워볼사이트 the length and amount of money the Dodgers have guaranteed is shocking.

They’re not the only players to sign long-term deals. Mookie Betts has already signed a 12-year, $365 million deal through the 2021 season, and Freddie Freeman has signed a six-year, $162 million deal through the 2022 season. Freeman, Ohtani, and Smith are among the Dodgers who have signed deferred contracts to maximize their cap space.

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