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Shohei Ohtani feels ‘Negative’ About Angels 2022 Season

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Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Shohei Ohtani feels ‘Negative’ About Angels 2022 Season

It seems to finally be happening. Shohei Ohtani has only been with the Angels for five seasons, and he’s getting tired of it. His patience is falling and the Angels need to trade him while they can, because he won’t stay once he’s a free agent.

Ohtani returned home to Japan, where he spoke with reporters about his and the Angels’ season. After failing to have a winning season for the seventh consecutive year, Ohtani doesn’t feel too happy about the end result.

“I have to say that August and September in particular felt longer to me than last year,” Ohtani said, speaking in Japanese. “We were not able to play as many good games as we would like — including 14 consecutive losses. So I have a rather negative impression of this season.”

Via AP News

It’s a shame with how awful the Angels are, considering how amazing of a season Ohtani just had. The reigning AL MVP hit 34 home runs, 95 RBIs, and threw 219 strikeouts with a 2.33 ERA. Yankees Slugger Aaron Judge broke the AL single-season home record, and there’s still a chance he may not win MVP because of Ohtani.

Despite the on-field success, it wasn’t enough to make the postseason. Let alone finishing above .500. Ever since joining the team in 2018, the Angels haven’t had a winning season. Their playoff drought is currently tied for the longest in MLB, dating back to 2014.

Despite having another MVP in Mike Trout, the Angels finished 73-89. These two can’t keep carrying the franchise by themselves, but it’s looking like they’re going to have to. This team literally has no future. Their farm system was ranked dead last in MLB’s midseason rankings. Besides Logan O’Hoppe and Zach Neto, the Angels don’t have solid prospect depth.

The Angels can’t keep doing this: wasting generational talents because they have no brains in their front office. You can give out all the big contracts you want, but if you don’t build a team, you won’t win.

It’s going to be hard to trade Ohtani away. But you have to do it. Giving Trout his big contract was a big mistake, and doing the same to Ohtani would be one too. They’ll be a team willing to give up their farm for a guy like that. But you cannot just let him walk in free agency.

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