If Kim and Ohtani want to play on the same team, what trade cards should San Diego offer?
The biggest story in Major League Baseball right now is whether or not Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels) will be traded. Will he be traded to another team before the trade deadline, and if so, at what cost?
MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, listed nine hypothetical trade scenarios for Ohtani in an article titled “Nine Trade Possibilities for Ohtani After Brainstorming” on the 21st (KST).
MLB.com estimated that the Angels would have to send infielder Jackson Merrill, the team’s No. 1 prospect in the MLB Pipeline and No. 9 overall, as well as Dylan Lesko (No. 3 on the team and No. 64 overall), Adam Mazur (No. 6 on the team), Alec Jacob (No. 26 on the team), and left-handed pitcher Ryan Weathers to attract the Angels.
That’s a whopping five players to acquire Ohtani, according to MLB.com. In fact, San Diego made a five-for-one trade last year to acquire Juan Soto and Josh Bell from the Washington Nationals, sending six players to the Nats – Luke Voit, C.J. Abrams, Mackenzie Gore, Robert Hassel III, James Wood, and Jalyn Susana – in exchange for Ohtani.
Of course, it’s unclear if San Diego will make a big trade like last year. But as MLB.com notes, “Let’s say the Padres suddenly jump into the wild-card race. The Padres have a reputation for making big trades at the trade deadline,” emphasising the need for caution.온라인카지노
On the day of the trade, MLB.com predicted that the Angels would have a hard time getting the Dodgers to accept anything other than a massive package of prospects, with the Los Angeles Dodgers estimating that they would have to send six players, including right-hander Bobby Miller, to make a deal for Ohtani. That’s how valuable Ohtani is.
Ohtani is having an unbelievable season this year, going 7-5 with a 3.50 ERA as a pitcher and hitting .306 with 35 home runs, 76 RBIs and 11 stolen bases as a hitter. In short, the reality is that you have to bleed a lot to get a player who is making history.