Seiya Suzuki makes his pitch to Shohei Ohtani in hilarious fashion
Seiya Suzuki has made no secret about the fact that he will do his best to recruit superstar Shohei Ohtani to Chicago.
Before the Cubs-Angels series finale in Anaheim on Thursday evening, Suzuki went out to the outfield grass and continued his pitch to his fellow countryman.
Suzuki mimicked a fishing motion, trying to “reel in” Ohtani.
He also pointed to his Cubs hat as he continued his conversation with the Angels DH/pitcher.
The two-way star is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2023 campaign and will undoubtedly command the largest contract in baseball history — and possibly in the history of American sports.
Ohtani — who turns 29 next month — entered play Thursday with 16 homers, 42 RBI and a .902 OPS offensively while sporting a 5-2 record, 3.30 ERA and 96 strikeouts in 71 innings as a starting pitcher.
He won the AL MVP award in 2021 when he hit 46 homers, drove in 100 runs, scored 103 runs and also won 9 games with a 3.18 ERA in 23 starts on the mound.
Suzuki is under contract with the Cubs through the 2026 season and would certainly love to take the field with Ohtani on a daily basis.
Obviously the Cubs won’t be the only team bidding for Ohtani’s services in free agency this winter. Every team would love to have the baseball unicorn.
For more on how Ohtani would fit with the Cubs next season, check out our daydreaming session on “Cubs Live!” Tuesday and our discussion on the latest Cubs Weekly Podcast: