Morosi warns that an exchange is unlikely and that the Angels may be reluctant to trade Ohtani for their real opponent.
Even if the transaction does not happen, it is extremely remarkable that the Dodgers are interested in trading for Ohtani. They were among the last to sign Ohtani when he joined 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 had plenty of Japanese footballers playing for them. Ohtani would be a natural fit for the team.
Plus, Ohtani said that winning was his priority. Lately, few teams have won more than the Dodgers. They are a big threat to signing Ohtani if he ends up letting the Angels free.