In particular, a unique clause of suspension of payment was inserted into the contract, and attention is focusing on how much money Ohtani will receive until when.
Ohtani, the biggest fish in the Major League FA market, said on his SNS on the 10th (Korea time) that he decided to wear a Dodgers uniform.
Since then, local media have reported that Ohtani’s contract is worth $700 million for 10 years, which has caused a great stir.
The $700 million contract Ohtani signed is the largest contract in the history of the Major League. The previous record is $426.5 million (about 562.7 billion won) for Mike Trout for 12 years, where Ohtani played with the Los Angeles Angels.
No player is more expensive than Ohtani even if he is expanded to North American professional sports. This surpasses the 10-year, 450 million dollars set by Patrick Mahomes, the quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League.
Ohtani’s contract has two peculiarities. One is that there is no opt-out clause, and the other is that he will receive part of his annual salary later. 파워볼실시간
The “deferral payment” clause is more noticeable, but details of the contract have not been disclosed yet.
It is not uncommon for Major League Baseball to pay part of their annual salary after the contract period. Ohtani’s new teammate, Mookie Betts, signed a 12-year, $365 million (about 481.5 billion won) contract with the Dodgers in July 2020, and agreed to receive $115 million (about 151.7 billion won) in deferred payments from 2033 to 2044 after the contract period expires in 2032.
Many media outlets estimate that Ohtani will receive 400 million to 500 million dollars (about 527.7 billion to 659.6 billion won) from the Dodgers over 10 years. The remaining 200 million to 300 million dollars (about 263.8 billion to 395.6 billion won) will be paid after the contract is terminated.
On the other hand, the view of the baseball statistics site FanGraph Dotcom was a little different.
FanGraph Dotcom estimated that Ohtani will collect $300 million (about 395.6 billion won) during the contract period with the Dodgers and receive the remaining $400 million (about 527.6 billion won) annually for 40 years.
In this case, Ohtani will earn $10 million annually from 2034 to 2073 when he turns 78. This means that you will receive a pension that is guaranteed for almost a lifetime, which will generate a lot of money even if you spend a lot of money.
However, since the value of the currency declines over time, Ohtani could lose money from the suspension of payment.
Nevertheless, Ohtani first proposed a payment grace clause, allowing the Dodgers to breathe in running the club.
If the actual amount paid to Ohtani decreases during the contract period, the Dodgers will ease the burden of salary cap (maximum amount paid by players), making it easier to strengthen their capability. ESPN explained, “The Dodgers secured extra funds by dividing Ohtani’s salary and paying it later.”