You know things are bleak for the Los Angeles Angels if they’re listening to commercial proposals for Shohei Ohtani, but that’s the situation for now.
The New York Post’s Jon Heyman reported on Thursday that the Angels were listening when the teams asked about Ohtani. However, Heyman warned that a purchase of Ohtani is highly unlikely.
The thinking is that even if the Angels get some substantial commercial offers for Ohtani, team owner Arte Moreno likely won’t approve a deal. Moreno would love to have superstars on the roster because they help attract fans.
The Angels have two of the best MLB players, Ohtani and Mike Trout. But the Halos have completely tanked this season with a score of 42-57. Due to their terrible track record, they are willing to listen about possible deals for anyone.
Salmon came out because of a back injury and there was a ban on buying and selling. Ohtani only has one more season under the team’s control before he is set to become a free agency. Since he still has a chance to leave anyway, the team might be open to hearing offers.
Ohtani won the AL MVP last season after the club ran 46 home runs and led 9-2 with an ERA of 3.18. Although Ohtani didn’t reach the same strength this season, he made up for it by being more dominant on the mound. The two-dimensional star is 9-5 with an ERA of 2.80.