You heard it when Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani informed the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox he wouldn’t sign with them. You heard it again Friday when Ohtani decided to sign with the Angels instead of the Dodgers or Chicago Cubs.
Doesn’t Ohtani want to win?
Of course he does. He just wants to do it a certain way — his way, as a two-way player.
He is a unique player — no one else an throw a fastball 100 mph and also hit tape-measure home runs. He did that in Japan; he wants to show he can do that here. He signed with the Angels because he thinks they can help him realize that vision.
His representatives at CAA basically said as much Friday, when they...