Shohei Ohtani next team odds (Who has enough prospects to trade for Angels star?)

It's not just going to be expensive to sign Ohtani this offseason, it's going to be expensive to trade for a him at the deadline.
Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17)
Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Unless the Los Angeles Angels can play the Yankees every game the rest of the way, it’s starting to look like another lost season.

At 48-48, they are 4.5 games out of the final Wild Card spot in the American League and will be without Mike Trout for quite a while. 

They weren’t able to put a winning team around the greatest baseball player of all time, but maybe the Angels can put together a winning baseball team by trading away the greatest baseball player of all time with his free agency looming this offseason. 

Every team in baseball would want Shohei Ohtani, but very few have the prospects to actually swing a deal for the two-way superstar, even for just half a season of his services. Here are my odds for Shohei Ohtani’s next destination if he’s traded at the deadline. 

Shohei Ohtani next team odds

  • Los Angeles Dodgers +150
  • San Francisco Giants +350
  • New York Mets +500
  • New York Yankees +550
  • San Diego Padres +800
  • The Field +1200

Los Angeles Dodgers +150

If you’re a team trading for Ohtani you have to be able to afford him. That’s both in free agency next year and more importantly with prospects to give the Angels.

The Dodgers always have the best farm system in baseball and are loaded with young pitching prospects. Ohtani has said he wants to stay on the West Coast, so why not just stay in L.A.?

The Dodgers have the most money to give this Ohtani to lock him up long-term after the trade and the most assets to give the Angels. 

San Francisco Giants +350

Ohtani won’t necessarily have a say in where he gets traded this deadline, but a team that is trading for him will want to know that they’re in the running to keep him around beyond just a rental.

Ohtani has continued to say he wants to be on the West Coast, and there are only so many big market teams out west. The Giants have some young assets and are in the race for the NL West.

Maybe, they’ll beat the Dodgers to the punch and take a big swing to add Ohtani to a team without a true superstar. 

New York Mets +500 / New York Yankees +550

Really it’s the same story for both of these teams. They have to be mentioned because of owners with deep pockets and because it’s New York.

It’d be incredible to have Ohtani on the biggest stage in the Big Apple, but both of these teams are floundering in mediocrity this season and aren’t exactly loaded with great farm systems to pry Ohtani away from the Angels.

I think it will be hard for both to pull off a deal, but they deserve mention. 

San Diego Padres +800

Maybe the Padres can trade Juan Soto back to the Washington Nationals for all of their prospects and then send those prospects to Anaheim for Ohtani?

It’s a longshot that they’d have the assets, but it’s an aggressive West Coast team. That’s the recipe for an Ohtani deal. 

The Field +1200

The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays have great farm systems and maybe a team like that will overwhelm the Angels with a plethora of prospects to rent Ohtani for the rest of the year.

It’s not likely, but neither is a team never making the playoffs with Ohtani and Trout on the field together.  

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