Karros boldly predicts the Angels will trade Ohtani for the Giants originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
The Shohei Ohtani draw is heating up and the Giants are one of many teams that will likely be interested in acquiring the two-way superstar should he become available before the August 1 trade deadline.
After MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported Friday that the Angels are now considering trade offers for Ohtani, who team owner Arte Moreno said before the season would not be traded, much speculation began to swirl regarding the potential landing spots for the American League MVP favorite.
Former MLB first baseman and current FOX Sports analyst Eric Karros said before the broadcast of the Los Angeles Dodgers-New York Mets game that Ohtani will actually play in the playoffs for the first time in his career. and that it will be without any other than the Giants.
“He’s going to play in the playoffs, he has to play in the playoffs,” Karros said. “The Angels need to trade him, if they don’t they’re doing the organization a disservice. Now you want me to go further, who’s he gonna play for? He’s gonna play for the Giants is who he’s going to be (playing) for.”
Karros, coincidentally, played 12 seasons with the Dodgers and thinks the Giants’ trade for Ohtani makes sense and the Angels would love the chance to upset their cross-town rivals.
“It just makes sense in the world, they have the means to do it, and then they put him through for a few months trying to woo him so they can try to sign him in free agency,” Karros added. “Makes sense, and don’t you think the Angels will want to trade him to San Francisco to upset the Dodgers?”
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Trading for Ohtani would certainly cost the Giants a historic prospect run, with no guarantee the 30-year-old will re-sign as a free agent this offseason.
Is the risk worth it for the Giants?
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