Reporter Yoon-Jun Ko = Will Shohei Ohtani, who has become an icon in the major leagues with a double job as a pitcher, be traded this season?
On the 6th (Korean time), the US’The Score’ published an article titled’2023 American League Team Prediction’. In the article, “The Los Angeles Angels will again be away from the AL West competition this season. We will have no choice but to trade Ohtani.” 스포츠토토
Ohtani debuted in the major leagues from the 2018 season and made a splendid appearance by winning the rookie of the year along with his two-time batting job. In the 2021 season, he had a batting average of 0.257, 46 homers, 100 RBIs, an OPS of 0.965, and as a pitcher, a 9-2 record with an ERA of 3.18 and 156 strikeouts, winning All-Star, Silver Slugger, and MVP at the same time.
He continued to play an active role last year, and completed another MVP-level season with 34 home runs and the first 15 wins in the big leagues with an ERA of 2 points.
But now it’s time to say goodbye to the Angels. 2023 is the year Ohtani’s contract with the Angels ends. I haven’t heard of an extended contract, and trade rumors are constantly being heard.
‘The Score’ said, “The Angels will not make it to the postseason again, and they will have to make the choice to trade Ohtani before becoming a free agent. This trade will go down in major league history.”
Since Ohtani is even considered the best player of all time, it is predicted that the trade compensation will be enormous. Everyone’s attention is focused on which team and which player will go over to the opposite side.
On the other hand, if Ohtani goes out as a free agent, it is predicted that the ransom will exceed 400 million dollars. Opinions are circulating that maybe he could cross $500 million. Rumors about Ohtani will continue to emerge this season.