The MLB offseason is fully upon us, and all eyes remain on what two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani is going to do.
While all eyes are on Ohtani — and rightfully so — the Dodgers also seem to have another big move up their sleeve.
MLB insider Hector Gomez reported late Friday night that the Dodgers are not only looking to sign Ohtani, but they’re also going to make an aggressive pursuit to trade for 11-time All-Star outfielder Mike Trout.
The Los Angeles Angels seem to be in a state of limbo right now, and offloading Trout’s enormous contract the same offseason they lose the best player in baseball makes a ton of sense.
The Dodgers have the financial capability to pay Trout and Ohtani, and would love the opportunity to reunite the two in Los Angeles.
The Dodgers have a farm system oozing with talent, and with Trout’s contract, age and injury history, LA wouldn’t have to give up too big of a haul for the three-time MVP.
There’s no telling how close Ohtani and Trout got in their time together, but it’s hard to imagine it would hurt the Dodgers’ pursuit of Ohtani if they got his longtime teammate to join him in LA.
We’re still in the early stages of the offseason, but we have our first huge rumor. This would be an incredible, all-in move for the Dodgers if they do, in fact, pull it off.
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