Angels buyers in sweep of Yankees, but will they trade Ohtani?

The Los Angeles Angels snapped a six-game losing streak with a 7-5 loss to the Houston Astros in the first game of the second half. The loss dropped them to 45-47 on the season and below a .500 winning percentage.

That’s when MLB Network’s John Morosi reported that the Angels “could consider trading Shohei Ohtani,” meaning they would be sellers. Fox-TV commentators including Derek Jeter, Jon Smoltz, and Alex Rodriguez then chimed in, suggesting a trade to the New York Yankees.

The Yankees are most often mentioned because they are always the favourites to win the World Series. However, if Ohtani truly wants to win a World Series, the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros might have better odds.

Let’s face it, the days of a guaranteed World Series for the Yankees are long gone. Ichiro Suzuki wore a Yankees pinstripe jersey for a World Series ring, but it was a failure that never came close. Ichiro retired without a World Series appearance in his 19-year MLB career.

Coincidentally, after being swept by the Yankees, Ohtani’s Los Angeles Angels were swept at home earlier in the week. They won 4-3, 5-1, and 7-3 in 10 extra innings in a three-game series against the Yankees to improve to 49-48 and over a half-game lead. In the three-game series against the Yankees, Ohtani went 8-for-10 with one home run, three doubles, four RBIs and six walks. He drew four walks in the series finale. The Yankees need Ohtani more than ever.

The sweep of the Yankees changed things for the Angels. And with momentum on their side, the Angels head into the weekend series against the Pittsburgh Pirates in last place in the National League Central with a 42-54 record. A curiosity to rack up the wins.

You’re not ready to be a seller. The tide has turned. Never in history has a team with a winning percentage over 5 been a seller at the trade deadline. It’s a slap in the face to fans.

In fact, trading Ohtani would be a disaster for the Angels. Here’s the problem for the Angels. The MLB is different from the KBO. If the Angels trade Ohtani, their attendance will plummet. Revenue drops significantly. Otani-related merchandise goes to the warehouse. In short, their cash flow is bound to drop significantly. The Angels’ broadcasting is also affected by advertising revenue.

The Angels currently average 33,534 fans per game. That’s 10th in the MLB. The Angels’ home, Anaheim, is a white neighbourhood. Even superstar Mike Trout is out long-term with an injury. Without Ohtani, the Angels will have no impact. There’s no exact answer as to when trading Ohtani for prospects will make the team playoff-competitive. Trading superstars is not a mathematical formula for winning.온라인카지노

At the start of the second half, experts predicted that the decision to trade Ohtani would be made during a nine-game home stand. That’s because if you don’t rack up wins in a nine-game homestand, you’re a natural seller. The team has shown signs of rebounding with a 4-2 record in the current six-game series. A sweep of Pittsburgh could change things completely.