Los Angeles Angeles superstar Shohei Ohtani is set to be a free agent this winter, and at least some people around baseball think he could earn a contract worth a billion dollars.

"Someone on our team plane the other day mentioned the 'B' word,'' Mets manager Buck Showalter told Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Nighengale then added: "Realistically, executives believe he'll receive between $500 million to $550 million."

There is no player in baseball quite like Ohtani.

He's arguably the game's best slugger, hitting .302 with an MLB-leading 32 homers to go along with 71 RBI, 63 runs and a 1.050 OPS.