Otani has established himself as a representative player in the Major League. He is receiving great attention from baseball fans around 토토 가입머니 the world beyond the U.S. by showing perfect performance while pitching and hitting. Now Otani has become a ‘baseball icon’. Moreover, Otani will be eligible for FA at the end of this season, so his future is also a big topic. Fans also want the team they support to recruit Ohtani.
Otani’s popularity was also confirmed at the 2023 Major League All-Star Game held at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington on the 12th (Korea Standard Time). Fans gathered in the stadium constantly asked Otani to sign and actively courted him, saying, “Come to our team.”
The U.S. media “The Washington Post” said, “Otani, who is about to play FA during the All-Star, drew a lot of attention.” He is attracting attention all over the world, and Seattle fans shouted at Otani to “come to Seattle,” he said, conveying the local atmosphere.
“So did LA Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman. He was loved by baseball fans and was a player that all team fans wanted. The same goes for Otani. It remains to be seen whether the franchise history can be completely changed with Otani’s joining, he said, showing great interest in Otani’s future.
For now, the Angels plan not to trade Ohtani. The Angels, who finished the first half with a 45-46 win rate of 0.495 won, were ranked fourth in the American League West. Unless there is a turnaround, it is difficult to advance to the postseason. At this rate, there is a high possibility that he will lose the recruitment of Otani in the FA market. However, Angels owner Arte Moreno hopes to continue with Otani.
The Washington Post said, “Moreno has publicly declared that he will not trade Otani. It is not easy to trade players like Ohtani. Moreover, sending Ohtani to another team will be difficult for Angels fans to forgive,” he said, explaining why the Angels are not trading Ohtani.
Otani wants to play for a team that can challenge for the presidency. The Angels are a team that cannot meet this condition, so Otani’s transfer seems likely. The Washington Post also said, “Obviously Otani wants to win. “I was publicly disappointed by the Angels’ incompetence,” he said, predicting that Ohtani will wear a different uniform next year.