The MLB offseason is totally upon us, and all eyes stay on what two-way celebrity Shohei Ohtani goes to do.
Whereas all eyes are on Ohtani — and rightfully so — the Dodgers additionally appear to have one other large transfer up their sleeve.
MLB insider Hector Gomez reported late Friday evening that the Dodgers will not be solely trying to signal Ohtani, however they’re additionally going to make an aggressive pursuit to commerce for 11-time All-Star outfielder Mike Trout.
The Los Angeles Angels appear to be in a state of limbo proper now, and offloading Trout’s monumental contract the identical offseason they lose the perfect participant in baseball makes a ton of sense.
The Dodgers have the monetary functionality to pay Trout and Ohtani, and would love the chance to reunite the 2 in Los Angeles.
The Dodgers have a farm system oozing with expertise, and with Trout’s contract, age and harm historical past, LA wouldn’t have to surrender too large of a haul for the three-time MVP.
There’s no telling how shut Ohtani and Trout bought of their time collectively, but it surely’s exhausting to think about it will damage the Dodgers’ pursuit of Ohtani in the event that they bought his longtime teammate to hitch him in LA.
We’re nonetheless within the early levels of the offseason, however we now have our first large rumor. This could be an unimaginable, all-in transfer for the Dodgers in the event that they do, in reality, pull it off.
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