John Feinstein thinks it’s ‘best for baseball’ if Shohei Ohtani stays with Angels

Jul 19, 2023, 2:44 PM

Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels pumps his fist as he rounds the bases after hitting a t...

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 20: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels pumps his fist as he rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the fifth inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 20, 2021 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

New York Times best-selling author, John Feinstein, joined Sactown Sports Wednesday afternoon to talk about Los Angeles Angels’ star Shohei Ohtani and where he could end up next season. They also discuss how the San Francisco Giants can improve their roster before the trade deadline, and the latest trade rumors surrounding the NBA.

All that & more on Sactown Sports.

“I think it would be best for baseball, if Ohtani stayed with the Angels,” Feinstein said on the show Wednesday. “Hope that [Mike] Trout can have a healthy season somewhere in his lifetime, and that they can get enough pitching to be a factor. Now, do I expect that to happen? No, I really don’t. I think he’s going to go elsewhere. Someone like the Dodgers or the Yankees or the Red Sox, who have more money than God, are going to make him that $500 million plus offer, and he’s going to end up there.”

Additional topics discussed include:

  • Will Shohei Ohtani be playing for a new team after the trade deadline?
  • What is the best landing spot for Ohtani?
  • Why is it good for baseball to stay with your original team?
  • Where does John see Ohtani going after this season?
  • Could the Giants land a Max Scherzer or Justin Verlander?
  • Will Damian Lillard land in Miami?
  • Is James Harden a desirable player in the NBA?

Click here to watch and listen to the full interview with John Feinstein.

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