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LA Angels Mike Trout’s affection for Ohtani Shohei is real.
Trout publicly asked Ohtani, who will become an FA after this season, to stay. Trout said in an interview with local media in Temp, Arizona, where spring training is being held on the 16th (Korea time), “I will do anything if Otani can stay here.”
According to USA Today, Trout had an interview for 15 minutes, of which he spent the rest of his time talking about Otani, except for 12 seconds.
Otani, who will receive an annual salary of $30 million this year, will be free for the first time since entering the Major League after finishing the season. Regardless of being traded during this season, he is expected to tap the FA market unconditionally.
In that case, it is highly likely that he will sign a $500 million contract for the first time in Major League history. Coincidentally, Trout’s 12-year, $426.5 million contract in March 2019 is the largest in Major League history. It’s like a townhouse where Ohtani says, “Please stay” in the Angels because he can surpass his ransom record.
Trout cares about remaining in Otani for the team’s performance. The Angels have been unable to advance to the postseason since 2014. Trout’s fall baseball is the only division series against the Kansas City Royals in 2014. Of course, Otani, who joined in 2018, has never played fall baseball in the Major League.
In an interview with Japan in October last year, Ohtani said, “I personally think it was a better season than last year, but the team’s performance was disappointing,” adding, “The race in August and September felt particularly long.” Including 14 consecutive losses, we didn’t play as well as we wanted. “I feel very negative about this season,” he said, expressing his dissatisfaction openly.
Trout must know this. Trout said, “I have to win a lot this season to advance to the playoffs. I think that will make a big difference, he said. “Otani should make him feel like ‘Our team is competitive’ in his mind.”
He then said, “We have to go on the ground to win. “We’re definitely a good team,” he stressed, “I’m sure you’re aware of it. It’s already been six years since I played with Ohtani. But we didn’t make the playoffs. It’s annoying to lose. We don’t want to lose. “If there is a year when we advance to the playoffs, it should be this season,” he said.
Angels owner Art Moreno expressed confidence in remaining in Otani. In a recent exclusive interview with New York Post columnist John Heyman, he said, “I want Otani close by. “He’s amazing, he’s the most popular baseball player in the world and he’s an international star,” he said. “I want to say that the chances of signing a contract are as good as any other player. On the financial front, our Payroll is in the top 10. “It’s not impossible (to sign Otani).”
The Angels have made their own efforts to strengthen their power this offseason. He strengthened his power evenly across pitching and hitting, including starter Tyler Anderson, closer Carlos Esteves, infielders Gio Urshela and Brandon Drury, outfielders Brett Phillies and Hunter Renfro 토토사이트
How will Ohtani react to Trout’s persuasion?