The San Francisco Giants have been keeping a close eye on two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani as their top free-agent target for months. The Giants are expected to be led in negotiations by President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, who has yet to meet with Ohtani’s camp.
Ohtani was named the unanimous 2023 AL MVP after an impressive season with the Los Angeles Angels. With his talent and skills, he would be a valuable addition to the Giants’ roster, which includes other notable stars they have tried to sign in recent offseasons.
To avoid upsetting Ohtani, the organization is likely keeping all talks quiet. Despite undergoing elbow surgery in September, Ohtani is expected to be ready to hit Opening Day. If the Giants can sign him, it would be a significant boost to their team and fan base.
Giants’ manager Bob Melvin, who has managed against Ohtani, is in awe of his talent and is looking forward to the possibility of the team signing him. With his experience and expertise, Melvin would be an excellent fit for guiding Ohtani on his journey with the Giants.