Shohei Ohtani Opens Up About All The Losing With the Angels

It's obvious, all Shohei Ohtani wants to do is win and he's willing to do whatever it takes to get the Los Angeles Angels over the hump.

The two-way baseball phenom recently commented on the struggles he's been through in California and make no mistake about it, the losing is piling up on his emotions. Ohtani had this to say to the media recently regarding the pain of defeat:

Of course I feel down. Since I joined the major leagues, the team has not been winning and we didn't have much prospect of going beyond the regular season. So in the latter half of the season, psychologically it was more stressful. And of course I feel down occasionally when I can't hit — or when my pitches are hit.

I think this is something you cannot force to happen, it just naturally happens. I think it's still well ahead of me. Los Angeles has high tax rates,. So slightly more than half of what I earn has to be paid in taxes. So I pay my taxes. It's not that I consume a lot. I really don't spend, so it just goes into my saving

Well it's great to hear Ohtani is saving money. He's the leading candidate for the MVP award, and it will surely be a battle between him and Vladimir Guerrero Jr of the Toronto Blue Jays. 

The Angels plan on spending big on their rotation this winter and management is certainly feeling a ton of pressure to keep both Ohtani and his teammate Mike Trout happy. Winning is the only option at this point.

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