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  • • Effectively Wild Episode 1866: That Sinking Feeling
    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about two spectacular games by Shohei Ohtani and Ohtani’s extraordinary playing-time pace and relay a sinker-iffic response from Michael Lorenzen to a previous discussion about baseball grip, then (24:22) answer listener emails about using different-colored balls to denote different levels of liveliness, how much time to train players have […]...2022
  • • Angels' Shohei Ohtani accomplishes historic two-way feat, strikes out career-high 13 batters vs. Royals
    Ohtani is the first player to ever drive in at least eight runs and strike out at least 10 batters in consecutive games...2022
  • Angels' Ohtani strikes out career-best 13 batters
    • Angels' Ohtani strikes out career-best 13 batters
    Shohei Ohtani struck out a career-high 13 over eight dominant innings of two-hit ball, and the AL MVP also reached base three times in the Angels' 5-0 win over the Royals....2022
  • Royals overcome Ohtani's 2 HRs, 8 RBIs in win
    • Royals overcome Ohtani's 2 HRs, 8 RBIs in win
    Shohei Ohtani hit two three-run homers and drove in a career-high eight runs, but the Royals hung on to narrowly defeat the Angels in extra innings Tuesday night....2022
  • • Latest On Angels’ Extension Talks With Ohtani
    Back in January it was reported that the Angels and two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani had yet to engage in long-term extension talks. In his latest piece, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Angels had “informal discussions” with Ohtani’s representatives late in spring training that may hint at what the hybrid player’s next contract looks like.…...2022
  • • DFS: I’m Messing With Texas
    Hi! It’s Thursday, June 16th and we have an interesting DFS slate on our hands today. Only five games on this FanDuel Main Slate, one of them with rain potential. We also have a lot of good pitchers on the slate that I am trying to avoid going against like Luis Severino, Shohei Ohtani, and Zack Wheeler.  Please, blog, may I have some more?...2022
  • • Two-way star Shohei Ohtani leads Angels to win; snapping franchise-record, 14-game losing streak
    The Angels won Thursday night for the first time since May 24...2022
  • Ohtani's HR, pitching gem end Angels' skid at 14
    • Ohtani's HR, pitching gem end Angels' skid at 14
    Shohei Ohtani pitched seven innings of one-run ball and homered against the Boston Red Sox to help the Los Angeles Angels snap a 14-game losing streak Thursday night....2022
  • • Angels manager Joe Maddon suggests Shohei Ohtani might have tipped his pitches in rough start vs. Yankees
    Ohtani struggled in New York on Thursday...2022
  • Joe Maddon thinks Shohei Ohtani was tipping his pitches to Yankees
    • Joe Maddon thinks Shohei Ohtani was tipping his pitches to Yankees
    The Angels two-way star was tagged for four earned runs on eight hits -- three of them homers -- over 3 2/3 innings in a 6-1 loss....2022

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Shohei Ohtani injury and suspension

  • • Shohei Ohtani injury update: Angels star has start pushed back after leaving game early with groin tightness
    Ohtani was pulled in the ninth inning of Sunday's win over the White Sox...2022
  • • AL West Notes: Ohtani, Angels, Syndergaard, Altuve, Carpenter, Story, Giles
    Reigning AL MVP Shohei Ohtani was removed from today’s game due to right groin tightness, as he suffered the injury while trying to beat out a double play during the seventh inning.  Jack Mayfield pinch-hit for Ohtani in the ninth inning, when the DH spot was next up at the plate.  Ohtani told MLB.com’s Rhett…...2022
  • Angels star Shohei Ohtani not in starting lineup Monday, available to pinch hit
    • Angels star Shohei Ohtani not in starting lineup Monday, available to pinch hit
    While a timetable for his return hasn't been set yet, he will be available off the bench for Monday's game, and it is believed the injury isn't too serious....2022
  • • Shohei Ohtani injury update: Angels star out of lineup Monday after leaving game early with groin tightness
    Ohtani was pulled in the ninth inning of Sunday's win over the White Sox...2022
  • • Shohei Ohtani injury update: Angels star expects to play Monday after leaving game with groin tightness
    Ohtani was pulled in the ninth inning of Sunday's win over the White Sox...2022
  • • Shohei Ohtani injury update: Angels star leaves game vs. White Sox with groin tightness
    Ohtani, however, said he expects to play on Monday...2022
  • Angels star Shohei Ohtani exits vs. White Sox with groin tightness
    • Angels star Shohei Ohtani exits vs. White Sox with groin tightness
    How Ohtani suffered the injury Sunday and the severity of the problem was not immediately clear....2022
  • White Sox’s Mike Wright, Tony LaRussa suspended after throwing at Shohei Ohtani
    • White Sox’s Mike Wright, Tony LaRussa suspended after throwing at Shohei Ohtani
    White Sox pitcher Mike Wright was suspended for three games and manager Tony La Russa for one on Saturday by MLB, which concluded Wright intentionally threw at the Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani....2021
  • Mike Wright, Tony La Russa suspended for Shohei Ohtani plunking
    • Mike Wright, Tony La Russa suspended for Shohei Ohtani plunking
    The umpires may have felt that Ohtani was hit intentionally, possibly as retaliation for Luis Robert and Jose Abreu being hit by the Angels. La Russa said it was just a mistake by Wright, who was wild....2021
  • • White Sox pitcher Mike Wright suspended three games for plunking Angels' Shohei Ohtani
    Manager Tony La Russa was also banned for a game as a result of Wright's act...2021

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Shohei Ohtani trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Latest On Angels’ Extension Talks With Ohtani
    Back in January it was reported that the Angels and two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani had yet to engage in long-term extension talks. In his latest piece, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Angels had “informal discussions” with Ohtani’s representatives late in spring training that may hint at what the hybrid player’s next contract looks like.…...2022
  • • SAGNOF: Week 1 Foot Race
    Baseball is officially back! We are about a week into this season so far and if you aren’t in first place in your leagues you might as well give up. Abandon everything you believed before the season started and trade Shohei Ohtani for Steven Kwan. Please, blog, may I have some more?...2022
  • • Why Shohei Ohtani is worthy of Babe Ruth comparisons, and how he can set new standard for two-way players
    What else is in store for the Angels' two-way superstar?...2022
  • Is Shohei Ohtani fantasy baseball's clear No. 1 pick?
    • Is Shohei Ohtani fantasy baseball's clear No. 1 pick?
    After an unprecedented 2021 season of two-way success, is the Angels' special superstar the obvious first player to come off draft boards? Our Eric Karabell and Tristan H. Cockcroft debate....2022
  • • Best 2022 Fantasy Baseball Team
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  • • Caesars Sportsbook loses nearly $1 million on one bet after Shohei Ohtani wins MVP
    In March, a Nevada bettor placed a $30,000 wager on Ohtani to win the American League MVP Award...2021
  • • Caesars Sportsbook could lose nearly $1 million on one bet if Shohei Ohtani wins MVP
    In March, a Nevada bettor placed a $30,000 wager on Ohtani to win the American League MVP Award...2021
  • Ohtani is 'very open' to new contract with Angels
    • Ohtani is 'very open' to new contract with Angels
    Angels star Shohei Ohtani, speaking before Los Angeles' season finale on Sunday, said he is "very open" to a long-term contract with the club after four seasons in the majors....2021
  • • Angels' Shohei Ohtani says he's open to discussing contract extension this offseason
    Ohtani is scheduled to reach free agency after the 2023 season...2021
  • Shohei Ohtani hints that he could leave Angels in free agency
    • Shohei Ohtani hints that he could leave Angels in free agency
    Shohei Ohtani is under contract with the Los Angeles Angels for two more seasons. But he could end up leaving them if they don’t get their act together....2021

Shohei Ohtani stats and results

  • • Shohei Ohtani = So I One Hit? Hah!
    var _bp = _bp||[]; _bp.push({ "div": "Brid_4109702_1", "obj": {"id":"13959","stats":{"wp":1},"title":"BSH_Week3","autoplay":true,"video":"992228","width":"640","height":"360"}}); Yesterday, Shohei Ohtani went 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 12 Ks, ERA at 4.40, and 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, and is that one of the best single game performances of all-time? Yes. So commonplace from Ohtani that it's become...2022
  • • West Notes: Angels, Detmers, Mariners, Lewis, Elias, Rockies, Freeland
    Reid Detmers will open the season in the Angels six-man rotation, per Jeff Fletcher of the SoCal News group (via Twitter). Detmers made five starts in 2021 to mixed results, but the Angels have high hopes that the 22-year-old will develop into a rotation staple. For now, he’ll join Shohei Ohtani, Noah Syndergaard, Patrick Sandoval,…...2022
  • • Best 2022 Fantasy Baseball Team
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  • Sportsbook facing big loss if Ohtani named MVP
    • Sportsbook facing big loss if Ohtani named MVP
    A bettor will net $900,000 if the Angels' Shohei Ohtani wins the AL MVP award on Thursday, capping an MLB awards season that will result in a seven-figure loss for one bookmaker....2021
  • • White Sox pitcher Mike Wright suspended three games for plunking Angels' Shohei Ohtani
    Manager Tony La Russa was also banned for a game as a result of Wright's act...2021
  • • MLB MVP race: Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. could join historic group if he doesn't beat out Shohei Ohtani
    There have been 12 seasons since 1930 in which a player led his league in all three triple-slash stats and didn't win MVP...2021
  • • Points Leagues: We’re Talking Playoffs?
    If you're still reading I think it's safe to assume that you have a playoff spot either locked up or on the line this week. And to that I say congrats. You've made it this far, not it's time to take it home and hoist that championship trophy. So how do you win in the playoffs? Well, you've been winning in order to make the playoff in the first place so keep doing what you've been doing, it's clear...2021
  • • Points Leagues: Rest of Season Pitcher Rankings & Projections
    We took a look at hitters last week which means its time for pitchers. Below you will find the scoring formula that I used to arrive at these numbers based on the Razzball/Steamer projections Innings Pitched (IP)  3 Hits Allowed (H) -1 Earned Runs (ER) -2 Walks Issued (BB) -1 Strikeouts 1 Wins (W) 5 Losses (L)   -5 Saves (SV) 5 I'm sure the first question on everyone's mind is where does first ha...2021
  • • Groundhog Day Again For Pitchers Courtesy of Walsh-Ohtani Fill
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  • • Points Leagues: Sho Me the All Stars
    It's July and with the MLB All-Star Break almost upon us, it seems fitting to take a look at the points league all-stars. This is for season performance to date so they will be among the top points scorers but I am giving a little more weight to guys that are outperforming their draft position. The fantasy MVP has to be Shohei Ohtani (406) He has more points than anyone else and yet his ADP was in...2021

Shohei Ohtani parents, kids, wife / husband, girlfriend / boyfriend

  • Vlad Jr. passes Ohtani, eclipses dad with 45th HR
    • Vlad Jr. passes Ohtani, eclipses dad with 45th HR
    Vlad Guerrero Jr. hit his major-league-leading 45th home run, passing Shohei Ohtani and eclipsing the most home runs his Hall of Fame father ever hit in a single season....2021
  • • Effectively Wild Episode 1744: The Pretty Good Players Draft
    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Salvador Perez’s power output, durability, defense, and career, Shohei Ohtani’s offensive slump, the Rays calling up Josh Lowe to go with Brandon Lowe (but not Nathaniel Lowe), and the desirability of being teammates with one’s brother or father, then draft unsung players who are having good seasons that […]...2021
  • Savor the greatness of Shohei Ohtani: Sherman
    • Savor the greatness of Shohei Ohtani: Sherman
    It is Ohtani’s moment. His time. He is star among this year’s All-Stars. The game is his canvas. To hit. To run. To pitch....2021
  • Adam Ottavino gets signature Red Sox moment at Shohei Ohtani’s expense
    • Adam Ottavino gets signature Red Sox moment at Shohei Ohtani’s expense
    Adam Ottavino faced off against the player he wanted to avoid the most: Angels two-way All-Star Shohei Ohtani....2021
  • Shohei Ohtani, plenty of Mets and Yankees take midseason awards: Sherman
    • Shohei Ohtani, plenty of Mets and Yankees take midseason awards: Sherman
    No father and son combo ever has won an MVP in MLB. Barry Bonds won seven times and his dad, Bobby, finished as high as third in 1973. Cecil Fielder landed second twice and his son, Prince, was third twice. Felipe Alou was fifth in 1966 and his son, Moises, twice was third. So what......2021
  • • Prospect News: Day 1 A.W.: Franco and the Four Non Wanders
    Been hearing mostly conservative takes about Wander Franco the past couple days, but can we just set the hedging aside for a moment and ponder Wander’s potential? When an incomparable player comes alone, like Shohei Ohtani for instance, the tried and true path of downplaying possibilities and leaning into what’s come before just falls short.  Wander Franco can exceed our imaginations, especially...2021
  • • Fanduel: Come (Avi)Sail Away
    My favorite picks are the one's the bot loves but aren't the usual suspects. Shohei Ohtani has been nothing short of excellent but you don't need me to tell you that. The same goes for Fernando Tatis Jr. Off the beaten path is  Avisail Garcia, OF: $3,100 - Take this one to the bank. Garcia's projection is too good to ignore at his price. Throw out what you think you know and lose yourself in the m...2021
  • • MLB spring training: Six things we've learned from two weeks of exhibition games
    Jacob deGrom is throwing even harder, Shohei Ohtani looks healthy and some kids are mashing...2021
  • • Eight MLB players poised for breakout seasons in 2020
    One of the best aspects of the baseball season is watching young players emerge as the game’s newest stars. Now, as a new MLB season draws near, we’re on the verge of seeing new faces experience their breakout moment in 2020. In some cases, a breakout season involves a well-known player. Whether due to early struggles to begin their MLB career or injury, a new season provides a fresh start and a c...2020
  • • Shohei Ohtani says his recovery from Tommy John surgery is going well
    Angels star Shohei Ohtani, fresh off a dazzling Rookie of the Year campaign in 2018, met with reporters from the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo this week to reflect on his transition to the major leagues.   Ohtani, who starred both on the mound and in the box, fielded a wide array of inquiries, including the inevitable comparison to two-way godfather Babe Ruth. Regarding his decision to underg...2018

Top Shohei Ohtani news

  • • Prized prospect Ohtani to sign with Angels
    Shohei Ohtani, a 23-year-old Japanese right-hander with a 100 mph fastball and devastating left-handed swing, picked the Angels over six other teams, his agent said on Friday....2017
  • • Yankees out of running to sign Ohtani
    Shohei Ohtani will not be wearing pinstripes next season, as his representatives informed the Yankees that they will not be among the teams invited to make an in-person presentation, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch....2017
  • • Yankees out of running to sign Ohtani
    Shohei Ohtani will not be wearing pinstripes next season, as his representatives informed the Yankees that they will not be among the teams invited to make an in-person presentation, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch....2017
  • • Angels To Sign Shohei Ohtani
    Shohei Ohtani has decided to sign with the Angels, agent Nez Balelo of CAA Baseball announced today. Balelo issued the following statement on his client’s decision: “This morning, after a thorough, detailed process, Shohei Ohtani has decided to sign with the Los Angeles Angels. Shohei is humbled and flattered by all the time and effort that so…...2017
  • • Tigers broadcaster Jack Morris suspended indefinitely after using fake accent before Shohei Ohtani at-bat
    Morris apologized on the air when Ohtani came up to bat in the ninth after the sixth inning remark...2021
  • • Angels' Shohei Ohtani hits first career grand slam in two-homer game vs. Rays
    Ohtani had never hit a grand slam in either MLB or Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball...2022
  • • Tigers broadcaster Jack Morris apologizes for using fake accent during Shohei Ohtani at-bat
    Morris apologized on the air when Ohtani came up to bat in the ninth inning...2021
  • • Two-way star Ohtani reportedly to be posted
    Japanese pitcher Shohei Ohtani is reportedly set to be posted this winter, according to Yahoo! Japan....2017
  • • Ohtani reportedly querying MLB clubs
    Japanese star Shohei Ohtani has put the ball in the court of MLB clubs, as The Associated Press reports that this offseason's most intriguing potential free agent requested written explanations from each of the 30 teams explaining why they would be a good fit for his services....2017
  • • Ohtani reportedly querying MLB clubs
    Japanese star Shohei Ohtani has put the ball in the court of MLB clubs, as The Associated Press reports that this offseason's most intriguing potential free agent requested written explanations from each of the 30 teams explaining why they would be a good fit for his services....2017
  • • Giants among teams in running for Ohtani
    The Shohei Ohtani saga took an unexpected twist this weekend as the Mariners, Giants, Padres, Rangers, Cubs and Dodgers were among the clubs with reason to remain optimistic, while the Yankees -- and about half of Major League Baseball's 30 teams -- had been told they are no longer in the running for the most intriguing free agent of the offseason....2017
  • • Dodgers among teams in running for Ohtani
    The Shohei Ohtani saga took an unexpected twist this weekend as the Mariners, Giants, Padres, Rangers, Cubs and Dodgers were among the clubs with reason to remain optimistic, while the Yankees -- and about half of Major League Baseball's 30 teams -- had been told they are no longer in the running for the most intriguing free agent of the offseason....2017
  • • WATCH: Angels' two-way star Shohei Ohtani hits first two homers of 2022 season
    Ohtani found his stroke against the Rangers on Friday night...2022
  • • Ohtani field narrows; West Coast preference?
    Shohei Ohtani will not be wearing pinstripes next season, as his representatives informed the Yankees that they will not be among the teams invited to make an in-person presentation, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. According to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan, the Giants and Mariners are among the finalists. The Giants have $1,835,000 available in their bonus pool, while the Mariners have $1,557,500....2017

Shohei Ohtani fantasy rankings and news

  • • Shohei Ohtani = So I One Hit? Hah!
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  • Steven Kwan’s hot start should be believed by fantasy baseball managers
    • Steven Kwan’s hot start should be believed by fantasy baseball managers
    We live in a day and age when some of the games best and brightest stars strike out more than 180 times in a season. Heck, Shohei Ohtani struck out 189 times en route to his 2021 AL MVP award. MLB’s average strikeout rate climbed to 24 percent in 2021, with 37 qualified hitters owning......2022
  • • Is Shohei Ohtani fantasy baseball's clear No. 1 pick?
    2022
  • • Best 2022 Fantasy Baseball Team
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  • • Brandon Marsh, 2022 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper
    This is the 2nd Angels outfielder that I've pegged as a 2022 fantasy baseball sleeper. What's the chances that comes to fruition? Zero? Can you do negative odds? Last year I pegged Jared Walsh as a sleeper, and he broke out. This year I like two. What can I tell you, I'm a dumb man. At least I think Luis Rengifo is still very terrible. Having Mike Trout (I think, he still plays, right?) and Shohei...2021
  • You may need to cut Shohei Ohtani from your fantasy baseball team
    • You may need to cut Shohei Ohtani from your fantasy baseball team
    If you have ever been to a horse race, you know there’s nothing more exciting than listening to the announcer tell you they’re coming down the home stretch. The grandstand is filled with excitement and the anticipation is at its peak. The crowd noise crescendos as the horses cross the finish line, and there’s a......2021
  • • Points Leagues: We’re Talking Playoffs?
    2021
  • • 2021 Fantasy Baseball: Two Start Pitchers Week 23(8/30-9/5)
    Welcome to another week of two-start pitchers sports fans. The fantasy playoffs are right in front of us, so it's time to hunker down and put our best lineups out there. With that said, a few MLB notes to get to. The Yankees winning streak finally ended, courtesy of the A's. The Yanks also in turn ended the Braves win streak earlier in the week with a series sweep on them. Also, the Pitcher Shohei...2021
  • • Groundhog Day Again For Pitchers Courtesy of Walsh-Ohtani Fill
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  • • Points Leagues: Sho Me the All Stars
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Shohei Ohtani schedule, game

  • • Latest On Angels’ Extension Talks With Ohtani
    2022
  • Angels' Ohtani (back) out of lineup vs. Blue Jays
    • Angels' Ohtani (back) out of lineup vs. Blue Jays
    Los Angeles Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani was out of the lineup Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays with back soreness, but manager Joe Maddon said it was likely that Ohtani would be back in the designated hitter spot for Saturday night's game....2022
  • • Shohei Ohtani joins Babe Ruth in Fenway Park history with his 11-strikeout gem vs. Red Sox
    Ohtani became the first player to both start on the mound and bat high in a lineup at Fenway Park since Ruth did it in 1919...2022
  • • Shohei Ohtani strikes out 11 vs. Red Sox as Angels phenom joins Babe Ruth in Fenway Park history
    Ohtani became the first player to both start on the mound and bat high in a lineup at Fenway Park since Ruth did it in 1919...2022
  • Ohtani back in Angels' lineup, set to pitch Thur.
    • Ohtani back in Angels' lineup, set to pitch Thur.
    Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani, whose start was pushed back because of tightness in his groin, is scheduled to return to the mound Thursday at Boston....2022
  • • Angels star Shohei Ohtani not in starting lineup Monday, available to pinch hit
    2022
  • Angels' Ohtani not in lineup, next start up in air
    • Angels' Ohtani not in lineup, next start up in air
    Shohei Ohtani (groin tightness) is not in the Los Angeles Angels' lineup Monday against the White Sox....2022
  • • Shohei Ohtani injury update: Angels star out of lineup Monday after leaving game early with groin tightness
    2022
  • MLB Opening Day prediction: Astros a value against Shohei Ohtani, Angels
    • MLB Opening Day prediction: Astros a value against Shohei Ohtani, Angels
    MLB opening day odds and predictions for Astros vs. Angels...2022
  • • 2022 MLB Opening Day starting pitcher tracker: Brewers' Corbin Burnes gets nod; Shohei Ohtani goes for Angels
    Every MLB team opens either April 7 or April 8 -- here are the known starting pitchers...2022

Shohei Ohtani rumors, scandals

  • • MLB rumors: Corey Seager drawing interest from Rangers; Shohei Ohtani 'extremely happy' with Angels
    Here's what's buzzing around MLB for Wednesday...2021
  • • Shohei Ohtani “Very Open” To Discussing Long-Term Deal With Angels
    Shohei Ohtani created plenty of speculation when he recently revealed that there’d been no extension talks with the Angels front office and added that above all else, his priority moving forward is “to win.” With the Angels now officially posting a losing record in six straight seasons, fans and pundits alike have wondered about Ohtani’s…...2021
  • • Twitter is going off on Stephen A. Smith after atrocious Shohei Ohtani, Nigeria rants
    The internet has been buzzing after some outrageous comments by TV personality Stephen A. Smith. He made some comments about Los Angeles Angels pitcher/hitter/phenom Shohei Ohtani regarding his use of a translator and it has received heavy backlash. "I don't think it helps that the number one face [in MLB] is a dude that needs […] The post Twitter is going off on Stephen A. Smith aft...2021
  • Angels’ Shohei Ohtani hits 100 mph in spring outing
    • Angels’ Shohei Ohtani hits 100 mph in spring outing
    Shohei Ohtani figured he’d be careful in his return to the mound after two injury-spoiled seasons. A few batters in, the Los Angeles Angels’ two-way sensation reached back for a little extra — and brought back some of the buzz that surrounded his major league debut three years ago. Ohtani reached 100 mph with his......2021
  • • Report: Future uncertain for Athletics' baseball operations
    Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle takes an interesting look at the future of the Athletics’ baseball operations and field leadership. She cites “increasing speculation in baseball circles and among those who know the A’s higher-ups” that the existing combination of VP of baseball ops Billy Beane, GM David Forst, and manager Bob Melvin may not be maintained past the 2019 campaign. The cl...2018
  • • Report: Shohei Ohtani’s UCL tear is a new one
    Shohei Ohtani is dealing with another UCL tear, according to a report.Ohtani has been on the disabled list since June 7 with a Grade 2 UCL sprain in his elbow. When Ohtani first became an international free agent during the offseason, the medical information shared with clubs showed that he had a Grade 1 UCL tear. It was considered a small tear at the time and did not dissuade nearly all teams fro...2018
  • • Report: Angels 'cautiously optimistic' that Shohei Ohtani will play again this season
    The Los Angeles Angels have placed two-way star Shohei Ohtani on the DL. But while the outlook doesn’t seem great, the club does seem to think he’ll return at some point in 2018. There’s been some speculation that Ohtani could need Tommy John surgery. That would not only end his season, but would probably keep him out until late-2019 at the earliest.With that in mind, it certainly makes sense that...2018
  • • Ohtani buzz reverberating across baseball
    If you're inclined to think Shohei Ohtani is going to transform an entire sport, plenty of baseball people are hoping that's exactly what happens. First, though, let's pause to appreciate that we are seeing something that hasn't been done in baseball in a century....2018
  • • Twitter reacts to Shohei Ohtani's otherworldly performance
    Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani is simply on another level right now. With three homers and seven RBI in his first eight MLB games, the Japanese sensation is dominating from a plate early on his career. But it’s what 23-year-old did on the mound against the division-rival Oakland Athletics on Sunday that has the baseball world abuzz.Making just his second career regular season start, Ohtan...2018
  • • WATCH: This supercut of Shohei Ohtani’s second spring training start is eye-opening
    Thanks to an active offseason, the Los Angeles Angels have put themselves in position to legitimately compete for a playoff spot in 2018. It also wouldn’t be outrageous to say that the turning point in their winter was when two-way Japanese phenom, Shohei Ohtani, chose to sign with them at the start of December.Sure, LA had already locked up outfielder Justin Upton for the next five years at that ...2018

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