Shohei Ohtani, who has only one season left before obtaining free agent qualification, and Mike Trout, a teammate of the Los Angeles Angels, want to catch him.스포츠토토
After joining spring camp on the 16th (Korean time), Trout said in an interview with local media such as ‘USA Today’, “I will do everything I can to keep Ohtani here.”
Unlike Ohtani, who will qualify as a free agent after this season, Trout remains under contract until 2030.
It is said that nothing is impossible in professional sports, but Trout, who has three MVPs, 10 All-Stars, and 9 Silver Sluggers as Rookie of the Year, is virtually a ‘non-transferable’ player to the Angels. He expressed his desire to spend a longer time with Ohtani.
The way to make this wish a reality is simple. It will win.
The Angels haven’t made the postseason since 2014. Since the 2018 season when Ohtani joined, the win rate has never exceeded 50%. In order to catch Ohtani, it is necessary to show winning the 2023 season right away.
Trout is not unaware of this either.
“If we win games this season and go to the playoffs, things will definitely be different,” he said. He reaffirmed that winning is the best way to capture Ohtani’s heart.
Trout is also a player with a thirst for victory more than anyone else. They haven’t even crossed the threshold of the postseason since losing to the Kansas City Royals in the 2014 Division Series.
He said, “It’s been six years since we’ve been together with Ohtani, and we can’t go to the playoff. I really hate losing. Everyone hates it,” he said, saying, “If there is a year we have to go to the playoffs, this year is the year,” again revealing his will for fall baseball.