Milwaukee Brewers: The Shohei Ohtani tides are shifting

TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 12: Shohei Ohtani
TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 12: Shohei Ohtani /

The Shohei Ohtani saga continues, but it might actually have turned in favor of the Milwaukee Brewers.

For a small market team, such as the Milwaukee Brewers, the new information about Ohtani is great news. The two-way star sent a memo to all organizations detailing out what he is looking for.

The exact list can be found on MLB Trade Rumors. Sparing the list, what it does is present several options as to what Ohtani is thinking. Which is very helpful for every team interested, which just so happens to be every team.

With Ohtani spelling out his desires, it could mean that he is trying to sign as quickly as possible. He does not want all of the publicity that is already coming his way. It means he wants to calm down the tornado of reporters.

What is most important is that this means Ohtani just wants to play baseball. That is it. Which means he will go to the team he thinks he fits best with. If the Milwaukee Brewers can prove that is them, then they get a game changing player.

The signing of Mike Groopman can go a long way towards this partnership. He, hopefully, can do the necessary recruiting in order to bring Ohtani to the Brewers. That would be an immediate plus for the new member of the front office.

The Crew is in a great place right now. An addition of a player like Ohtani could push the team into the playoffs and beyond. That is the appealing aspect of Milwaukee. Fans would welcome him with open arms as well.

On the other side of this, recent reports show that the Reds are heavily interested in Ohtani. That means he could end up in the division, which would be even worse. Seeing him at the plate, or on the mound, more often than necessary is not a good thing.

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Especially with rumors swirling that Giancarlo Stanton may end up in St. Louis. There is a lot of talent with rumors to be joining the NL Central. With Ohtani, that can turn the tides towards the Brewers favor.