Juan Soto isn’t the only megastar who may be on the market ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline.
The Los Angeles Angels are reportedly listening to trade offers for two-way star Shohei Ohtani. However, the team won’t let go of the reigning AL MVP for cheap.
Jon Heyman and Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported Thursday that an MLB executive has heard the Angels “want something like your top four prospects” in exchange for Ohtani.
The Angels are currently in the midst of another lost season that will likely see them miss the playoffs for the eighth straight year.
Heyman and Sherman noted that “the teams currently trying for [Washington] Nationals superstar outfielder Juan Soto are the most logical ones to make calls” to Los Angeles. The San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners are reportedly in pursuit of Soto.
Ohtani, who won’t be a free agent until after the 2023 season, is in the midst of another spectacular season that has him in the middle of the MVP race once again.
Through 95 games, Ohtani is slashing .257/.352/.492 with 21 home runs and 59 RBI. On the mound, Ohtani is 9-5 with a 2.80 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 134 strikeouts in 93.1 innings.