The Los Angeles Dodgers' splashy offseason in which they notably signed the best player in baseball Shohei Ohtani created a buzz in the city that we have never seen before. Yet, not everyone was as thrilled with the offseason additions as Dodgers fans were.
The rest of the league didn't like that Los Angeles was building a superteam. And some players aren't afraid to admit that.
San Francisco Giants ace Logan Webb described the reaction he and the rest of the bullpen had when they heard that the Japanese superstar was joining their division rivals.
Division Rivals Were Unhappy That Ohtani Chose the Dodgers
Like every team in the MLB, the Giants were in the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes this winter. Yet, the two-time AL MVP chose to sign with the Dodgers, who were already stacked with elite talent that had won at least 100 games for three straight seasons.
Webb, stating that it was already difficult to face the star-studded Dodgers, said he really didn't want Ohtani to sign with their division rivals.
"I'll be fine with this as long as he doesn't go to the Dodgers."- Giants pitcher Logan Webb
Appearing on the Chris Rose Rotation, Webb said that the group chat of Giants pitchers was collectively dismayed once they found out about Ohtani's decision.
Like every elite competitive athlete, Webb said they are looking forward to the challenge and that "to be the best, you have to beat the best."
Considering that the Giants made the postseason once in the last seven years and lost to the Dodgers in 2021 after having their best regular season in over a century, Los Angeles doesn't need to worry about that just yet.
The Dodgers are the favorites to win the World Series (+320) this season while the Giants are near the bottom with +6500.
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