2) Shohei Ohtani rumors: The White Sox have the young talent to land the Angels star
The Chicago White Sox might not have an amazing farm system but a big reason for that is they already have many young players in the major leagues. The Angels can actually get quite a few quality young and controllable guys from the White Sox in a Shohei Ohtani blockbuster trade.
Only a few weeks ago when fans were on edge wondering where Ohtani could go, the White Sox were hardly in the conversation. They needed much more at the trade deadline to make their mark. They weren’t quite positioned as the San Diego Padres were to land Soto and go from there.
In the offseason, it’s the White Sox who could take advantage of the Orange County fire sale.
3) Shohei Ohtani rumors: Never count out the Dodgers in any major sweepstakes
What do the Los Angeles Dodgers have cooking? They had a relatively quiet trade deadline. A part of it was because they already own a fully-loaded roster. In the offseason, this sleeping giant won’t be caught napping.
The Dodgers have one of the best mix of young players and prospects in baseball. Maybe it’s the best. The Angels will be able to drag out any Shohei Ohtani rumors as long as they can. Even if the perfect offer doesn’t come around in the offseason, he’d be an immediate trade deadline candidate.
And despite the 2022 season not being over yet, we can already count on the Dodgers to be right there in contention for a title in 2023. That’s just how this ball club operates.