Shohei Ohtani Next Team Odds: Cubs Moving Up The Board

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Written By Derek Wagner | Last Updated
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2024 World Series odds have already been posted at major sportsbooks, but one prominent sportsbook has opened up a market for Shohei Ohtani next team odds. Earlier this week, the Cubs hired Craig Counsell as the manager, and now, rumors are circulating that Chicago will make a massive push for the dual-threat Japanese superstar.

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Will The Cubs Sign Ohtani?

The signing of Counsell puts the Cubs in a situation where they’ll be a strong competitor in 2024 and beyond. That holds for this year’s free agency as well. We’re still early in the process, but the Cubs are making the intentions known early on.

They want Ohtani.

In 2017, the slugger wanted to play on the West Coast and wanted to play for an American League team, as the National League didn’t have the DH. The NL has the DH now, making the Ohtani sweepstakes even more fascinating.

Numerous MLB insiders, including Jon Heyman, believe the Cubs will make a strong push for Ohtani. “I’m not ruling out the Cubs,” said Heyman. “If they’re willing to spend $40 million on a manager, they’re going to be aggressive. They mean business.”

The odds are beginning to support his claim. DraftKings Sportsbook has recently opened up a “next team odds” market, and we’ve seen significant movement in Ohtani’s next team odds.

On Nov. 8, bettors could’ve grabbed Ohtani’s next team odds for the Cubs at +1500 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Less than 24 hours late, those odds have taken a nose dive. It’s now +600, as these teams are viewed as those who will be most aggressive in pursuing his services.

Dodgers Still Big Favorites TO Sign Ohtani

Unsurprisingly, the Dodgers are the overwhelming favorite currently. They have the geographic advantage, given that they are on the West Coast and make a shorter flight to Japan.

They’re a historic franchise with a knack for winning and a willingness to pay a lot of money. However, the Cubs are making splashes and could be eyeing the biggest one of the offseason. The MLB Winter Meetings begin Dec. 3 in Nashville and run for four days. This year, the winter meetings will really be the bidding war for Ohtani’s services. Best of luck betting Ohtani next team odds!