Sport: Angels reportedly listening to offers for MVP Shohei Ohtani, trade before deadline 'highly unlikely'

Angels reportedly listening to offers for MVP Shohei Ohtani, trade before deadline 'highly unlikely'

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As of late Monday morning, AL MVP Shohei Ohtani is still an Angel.

Could the Los Angeles Angels decide to trade superstar Shohei Ohtani? © Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Could the Los Angeles Angels decide to trade superstar Shohei Ohtani?

According to Jim Bowden of The Athletic, the Los Angeles Angels have been conversing with other teams regarding the two-way sensation's availability on the trade market, but Ohtani will likely be staying put in a Halos' uniform.

With that being said, what transpires with Washington Nationals superstar Juan Soto before Tuesday's trade deadline could impact what happens with Ohtani.

"A team that loses out on Soto could pivot and come for Ohtani, who will be a free agent after next season. Despite being five years older than Soto and having one less year of control, Ohtani has similar trade value because he’s a two-way star, and could bring back a similarly valued package," Bowden wrote. "It appears the Angels will need to revisit the Ohtani situation in the offseason. At this stage, I think he stays put, at least until the winter, but you never know. The Yankees, Dodgers, Padres, Blue Jays and Cardinals would be the most likely destinations if Ohtani is somehow traded before the deadline."

Report: Dodgers 'have tried to engage' Angels regarding Shohei Ohtani

  Report: Dodgers 'have tried to engage' Angels regarding Shohei Ohtani The Angels would likely be reluctant to trade Ohtani to their intracity rival. Even if a trade is unlikely, it’s extremely notable that the Dodgers have interest in trading for Ohtani. They were one of the finalists to sign Ohtani when he entered MLB as a free agent from Japan.The Dodgers have a rich history of Japanese players starring for their franchise. From Hideo Nomo to Kenta Maeda, Kaz Ishii, Takashi Saito and Hiroki Kuroda, the Dodgers have had a strong pipeline of Japanese pitchers play for them. Ohtani would be a natural fit with the team.Plus, Ohtani has said that winning is his priority.

On the mound, Ohtani has gone 9-6 while currently sporting career-best marks in ERA (2.81) and WHIP (1.01) in 2022, while racking up 145 strikeouts over 99 1/3 innings pitched covering 17 starts. At the plate, the two-time All-Star has collected 22 home runs, 62 RBIs and 11 stolen bases while slashing .255/.352/.495 across 368 at-bats.

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Following a loss to the Texas Rangers on Thursday night, Los Angeles Angels’ dynamic talent Shohei Ohtani was asked about his future with a team that is currently 15 games below .500. Ohtani told Sam Blum of The Athletic he is just trying to win regardless of where he’s playing, but he did say he’s Read more The post Shohei Ohtani speaks on his future with Angels appeared first on The Comeback: Today’s Top Sports Stories & Reactions.“Regardless of where I’m playing, I’m going to give it my all and try to win that ballgame in front of me,” Ohtani (seen above after a July 26 home run) said. “I’m with the Angels right now, and I’m very thankful for what they’ve done. I love my team and my teammates.

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