The Los Angeles Angels will not trade Shohei Ohtani, 29, to their local rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers. While big-market teams such as the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees have been speculated as possible destinations for Ohtani, Baltimore has suddenly emerged as a possible suitor.
“Angels owner Arte Moreno is reluctant to trade Ohtani to a team with California ties,” said MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball. “If Ohtani 메이저사이트주소 were to be moved at the trade deadline, he would not stay in California.”
The implication is that the Dodgers, San Diego, and San Francisco are reluctant to trade Ohtani.
If the Angels find it difficult to make the postseason and keep Ohtani, they could be on the trade market. Baltimore is a possible destination for Ohtani, according to MLB.com. “The Orioles are in second place in the American League East thanks to their young players. They could look to add depth before the trade deadline.”
The Orioles have eight of the top 100 prospects in the MLB.com prospect rankings. The Angels could be interested in acquiring prospects to build their future.
Meanwhile, according to MLB.com, “There is a 25 percent chance that Ohtani will be traded. There is only a 5-10% chance that the Angels will re-sign him in free agency.”