Los Angeles Angels Make Decision on Shohei Ohtani

The Los Angeles Angels listened to some serious offers from several teams, but for now, they are shelving the idea of trading Shohei Ohtani. He will not be moving before Tuesday's trade deadline.

MLB Insider Jon Heyman has reported that while the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres (who aren't they in on?) and Chicago White Sox made serious offers, the Angels have decided to hang onto, as Heyman puts it, "the once-in-a-century phenom.

"Angels owner Arte Moreno is unwilling to let Ohtani leave, especially with the team’s two other stars – Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon – out with injuries."

Ohtani can become a free agent after the 2023 season, and it's thought that if the Angels aren't a playoff contender by then, the two-way superstar and reigning MVP Ohtani will leave for greener pastures. He has said on numerous occasions that he just wants to win.

But for now, he'll remain an Angel, and the Juan Soto trade rumors can take center stage once again.

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