Shohei Ohtani puts on his hat after a news conference, outside Angel Stadium on Dec. 9, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. The Mariners went all-in on Ohtani, with GM Jerry Dipoto arranging trades to deepen the team’s pool of signing money for international players in exchange for prospects from what’s considered a barren farm system. The effort didn’t translate into a positive result, but it was an inspired effort.
Shohei Ohtani puts on his hat after a news conference, outside Angel Stadium on Dec. 9, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. The Mariners went all-in on Ohtani, with GM Jerry Dipoto arranging trades to deepen the team’s pool of signing money for international players in exchange for prospects from what’s considered a barren farm system. The effort didn’t translate into a positive result, but it was an inspired effort. Jae C. Hong The Associated Press
Shohei Ohtani puts on his hat after a news conference, outside Angel Stadium on Dec. 9, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. The Mariners went all-in on Ohtani, with GM Jerry Dipoto arranging trades to deepen the team’s pool of signing money for international players in exchange for prospects from what’s considered a barren farm system. The effort didn’t translate into a positive result, but it was an inspired effort. Jae C. Hong The Associated Press

Dipoto swung for the fences on Ohtani, but whiffed. What else was he supposed to do?

December 10, 2017 05:43 PM