Proposed trade from Ohtani to Giants highlights potential cost originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
Acquiring Shohei Ohtani won’t be cheap. Whether as a free agent in the offseason or on a blockbuster deal before the August 1 trade deadline.
With the Los Angeles Angels reportedly considering offers for the two-way superstar, the Giants will likely be one of many teams calling in the next two weeks about a potential trade for Ohtani.
What would the Giants give up in a trade for Ohtani? Zach Ryner of Bleacher Report offered a possible commercial package:
The giants receive: DH/RHP Shohei Ohtani,
The angels receive: LHP Kyle Harrison, SS Marco Luciano and LHP Carson Whisenhunt
“It’s a less hefty price tag than what we offered the Dodgers, but it would still tip the proverbial scale,” Rymer wrote. “Harrison, Luciano, and Whisenhunt rank among the No. 14, No. 67, and No. 70 prospects in MLB, and all three are in the upper tiers of the minor leagues. Harrison, in particular, is likely the prospect baseball’s most popular southpaw.
If you were to put yourself in the shoes of President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi and General Manager Pete Putila, would you be comfortable giving up your No. 1, 2 and 4 prospects for more than two months of Ohtani ?
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Trading for Ohtani would not only give the Giants a massive boost to the board and rotation, but it would give San Francisco at least a two-month head start in negotiations with a player who should be one of the most sought after. -after the superstars of professional sports history this winter.
Of course, any team that trades for Ohtani runs the risk of giving up historic prospect to a player who could sign elsewhere next season.
Is it worth it?
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