During the heyday of Tiger Woods, you couldn’t read a golf article without seeing his name. Woods was inseparable from the game of golf.

In 2024, no Major League Baseball article will mention Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani has become a constant in baseball coverage. His name will be plastered all over American media, online and offline, leading up to the July 31 trade deadline and into offseason free agency.

In recent days, columnists have made and will continue to make the case for a trade. So did the LA Times, and FOX-TV studio commentator Alex Rodriguez argued that the Angels should trade Ohtani and Mike Trout, especially if they want to challenge for a World Series berth in the next five years. Derek Jeter also suggested a possible trade to the New York Yankees.

The organization’s policy regarding Ohtani has been consistently “no trade” since last year. ESPN’s Buster Onney analyzed on-air that a trade was unlikely.

An MLB.com article on Thursday also claimed that the Yankees were the most willing to trade Ohtani. On the morning broadcast, Onney also gave a clue of ‘if’ and said that the Yankees are the first team to be traded, followed by the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros. These are teams that can win the World Series.

Based on past MLB trade deadline patterns, it makes sense for Ohtani to be traded. He’s a free agent after the 2023 season, so the Angels would have nothing but draft rights if they didn’t sign him. The Angels could win a World Series with Ohtani, so a trade would be a no-brainer for an instant powerhouse prospect.

However, owner Atteh Moreno is a man of few words. The big question is whether Moreno will change his mind in the future. For now, Moreno seems to be open to the idea of signing Ohtani as a free agent. Experts don’t even give him a 10% chance of re-signing with the Angels.

However, Japanese reporters have a different reaction. It’s a cultural difference. In Japan, loyalty and cause are highly valued. One Japanese journalist analyzed the possibility of the Angels signing Otani as a free agent.

Real-life Japanese two-hitters like Ichiro Suzuki and Hideki Matsui had long careers with the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees. They moved on to other teams in their later years, but ended up being Seattleites and Yankees. It’s possible that they’ll stay in the organization until their skills deteriorate and the team decides to waive them in free agency. It’s unlikely, but plausible.바카라사이트

When Darvish was traded from the Texas Rangers to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2017 season, he wanted to re-sign with the Dodgers after the season, but the Dodgers didn’t offer him a market value, so he signed a free agent contract with the Chicago Cubs.

The Angels lost Mike Trout to the disabled list with a broken hand at the end of the first half. They ended the first half with five straight losses to fall to 45-46. Their chances of making the postseason are slipping further away.

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