One of the major questions surrounding Major League Baseball this offseason has been about the use of the ‘Universal’ DH. As such, some players, more than others, were essentially on hold, awaiting a verdict. One of those was Marcell Ozuna, who just so happened to be one of the most productive hitters in the game in last season’s shortened 60-game run.
He led the NL in both home runs and RBI’s for the Atlanta Braves on a one-year deal and that production has earned him a mammoth four-year deal that’s said to be worth $65 million. Ozuna is now 30, so the deal is seen as a risk for the Braves. Albeit, a necessary one, as they had done little in the winter market and needed to have a bat to protect Freddie Freeman, the reigning NL MVP, in the lineup.