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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

How A Trade For Shohei Ohtani Could Ruin The Yankees

There has not been a player comparable to Shohei Ohtani since Babe Ruth’s Red Sox days back in the early 1900s. It is safe to say that we are witnessing a once in a lifetime talent, and that talent could land in the Big Apple.

Los Angeles is reportedly taking trade offers for their dual-threat player of Ohtani. It is expected the team will trade the AL MVP front runner if the organization feels like they are out of playoff contention by the trade deadline with it being expected the landing spot is in the Bronx.

The Yankees are in last place in the ALE despite being above .500% with a 49-43 record, which was capped with a 7-2 loss against the 35-57 Rockies. This is the first time since August 23rd, 1992, that the Yankees have been in last place this late in a season.

A trade for the .302 hitting, 3.32 ERA phenom would cost New York a lot of highly regarded farm players.



  • Oswaldo Cabrera

  • #1 Jasson Dominguez

  • #2 Austin Wells

  • #4 Everson Pereira

  • Luis Gil


  • Shohei Ohtani

A trade for Ohtani seals that Aaron Judge will be out for the season and that Giancarlo Stanton would have to play outfield for the remainder of the season, as Ohtani would move to the DH slot.

The problem comes in the offseason when Ohtani becomes a free agent with an expected contract being in the $400M+ range. So the Yankees may not even keep the Japanese star and if they do then it would involve a lot of money and once again create a ‘super contract’ for the organization.

Not to mention Ohtani has not been able to produce decent play in the Bronx, every time the Angels played at Yankee Stadium Ohtani’s production was a no-show.

Shohei Ohtani’s Stats At Yankee Stadium (BATTING)

7G, .130/.245/.413/.658 | 6 H, 4 HR, 7 RBIs

Shohei Ohtani’s Stats At Yankee Stadium (PITCHING)

2GS, 0-1, 3.2 IP, 10 H, 11 ERs, 3 HRs, 27.00 ERA, 4.091 WHIP

Some players, no matter how good they are considered, just cannot play in the Bronx. We have seen that statement occur many times with Joey Gallo and Sonny Gray being the most recent examples.

A trade for Shohei Ohtani is risky for the Yankees, both money and performance wise and could ruin their future.

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