About a week before the major league trade deadline (the 1st of next month, Korean time), unexpected candidates participated in the recruitment of Los Angeles Angels pitching star Shohei Ohtani (29).
On the 25th (Korean time), reporter John Moroshi, a major league source, announced the new clubs that participated in the Ohtani trade on personal SNS. The main characters are the Baltimore Orioles and Arizona Diamondbacks.
Baltimore and Arizona are increasing their chances of advancing to the postseason with excellent performances this season.
Baltimore, which belongs to the Eastern Division of the American League, beat the Tampa Bay Rays, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays to lead the division. Arizona lost its first place to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a similar fashion, but it is ranked second in the district, beating strong players such as the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres.
Both teams are desperate to advance to the postseason more than anyone else. Baltimore’s last postseason was in 2016, when Kim Hyun-soo (35, LG Twins) played, and six seasons have passed without a fall baseball stage. Likewise, 2017 was the last year for Arizona. Both teams are in a situation where a long time has passed and the thirst for the postseason has grown.
Baltimore and Arizona are trying to put a wedge into the postseason by strengthening their power. For this reason, he is looking for a trade market, and showed interest in the Ohtani trade, which can help the team in both pitching.
Reporter Morosi explained, “Baltimore and Arizona inquired with the Angels about the possibility of trading Ohtani. Both teams have young prospects (the Angels want) that can help trade.”
It’s definitely a different flow. Previously, the names of big clubs such as the Dodgers and Yankees had been heard in relation to the Ohtani trade, but this is because this is the first time Baltimore and Arizona have.
Meanwhile, according to ‘Baseball Reference’, a major league statistical site, the Angels’ probability of advancing to the postseason is 9.6%. If the Angels decide that it is difficult to advance to fall baseball after watching the situation a little more until the trade deadline, they can start a trade.
In this regard, ESPN reporter Buster Olney said, “If the Angels allow Ohtani trade, they will send Ohtani to a team that has nothing to do with them.” It is known that the possibility of a trade between the Los Angeles rival Dodgers and the Texas Rangers belonging to the American League West is slim.메이저사이트
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