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Jason Smith: The Angels Don’t Want to Trade Shohei Ohtani

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Angels Star pitcher Shohei Ohtani will be a free agent after this season. With baseballs best player on both sides of the bat on the open market Jason Smith and Mike Harmon discuss a conspiracy were the Angels won’t trade Shohei Ohtani before the end of the season. Listen to the full segment above!

Jason Smith - “The Angels don’t have any intention of trading Ohtani, but they want to make it seem like they are covering all their bases.  They want to give the teams a chance to stay in it but if they can’t they will look to trade him, but oh look it’s too late or it is too difficult to put a trade together so they are going to keep him for the rest of the season. That I can see, that sort of conspiracy where the Angels make it seem like they are going to trade Ohtani, that’s something I can see happening. “
Mike Harmon – “The Angels aren’t just going to say, ‘alright well it’s been a good ride see you later’ so if we are looking at it from a resigning aspect how many teams are eliminated form consideration before you really have a legitimate conversation about getting Shohei.”