So I went to an Angels game this weekend. I am not by any means a follower of baseball, so I had not heard of Shohei Otani until the game.
It seems to me that a player who is good enough to pitch and be DH is leaving a lot on the table by playing in the AL. Teams that have to have their pitchers go to bat should be much more interested in him, and more willing to pay, right?
So, what am I missing? I’m sure that people who play and manage baseball professionally did what they did for good reasons and that I’m wrong. I’m just curious why?