Shohei Ohtani: Latest in a long line of bad moves?

The Japanese phenom was touted as the Second Coming of Babe Ruth last year. The media talked about how he'd anchor the rotation and serve as DH in between starts while turning some team into a perennial contender. Ohtani's numbers in Japan looked good but the level of competition there is similar to A ball... show more The Japanese phenom was touted as the Second Coming of Babe Ruth last year. The media talked about how he'd anchor the rotation and serve as DH in between starts while turning some team into a perennial contender.
Ohtani's numbers in Japan looked good but the level of competition there is similar to A ball in the US of A. Ohtain's former Japanese League teammate, Brandon Laird, has 105 homers in 1,548 at bats over 3 seasons but managed just 6 dingers (and a .198 average) in 127 at bats in MLB.
Mediocre players can put up decent numbers in Japan.
In his only pitching appearance this spring Ohtani has been roughed up by a Mexican League club yet Angels GM Billy Eppler refused to consider that Ohtani could be a huge bust.
Will Ohtani be the latest Angels bust, joining a list that includes Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, and CJ Wilson?
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