Shohei Ohtani has won his second American League MVP Award in three years, beating out Texas Rangers duo Corey Seager and Marcus Semien. He won the award despite missing the season’s last month due to a torn UCL and will not be available to pitch in 2024.
Ohtani has racked up two AL MVP Awards and a second-place finish in the last three years. His second-place finish came after the 2022 season when he lost to Aaron Judge during his record-breaking year. MLB fans are ecstatic about Ohtani’s win, believing that the right decision was made, as nobody in the league can do what he does.
Atlanta Braves slugger Ronald Acuna Jr. won the MVP Award on the National League side, marking the first time in history that both awards were decided unanimously.
Ohtani’s win adds even more value as teams fight over him this offseason. Every team in the league is interested in Ohtani, despite the fact that he cannot pitch next season. However, he will be the team’s designated hitter and return to the mound in 2025. The Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers are particularly interested in signing Ohtani.
Ohtani will bring a new presence and many new fans to whichever team is lucky enough to sign him. This offseason will be one that fans will want to keep checking back on.