Another one. These are major shifts happening in the Major League Baseball world, and we know that they can come with major shifts on actual team constructions.
The Los Angeles Angels might soon be up for sale:
We’ve seen this dance before: once the word is out that “oh, you know, maybe I’d consider it … ,” that means a sale is coming. Period. Full stop. The owners never do not proceed to a sale once this cat is out of the bag.
So now we can start speculating on how this might proceed exactly as the Washington Nationals situation has, with major stars heading for the exits in advance of the sale. Yes, that means Shohei Ohtani’s likelihood of being traded this offseason, before his final year of team control, just shot through the roof. It also means the chances that Mike Trout, attached to his monster contract and increasing health questions, is also traded have climbed. Previously unthinkable things are quickly very thinkable.
There is also the potential market impact, where the price tag that Team A fetches suddenly makes the owners of Team B think about whether now is the time for them to also cash in (especially with adequate bidders having recently been cultivated by the other sale).
More on this as it develops.