MLB World Reacts To The Shohei Ohtani Trade Rumor

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Over the weekend, MLB Network's John Morosi revealed that the teams are calling the Los Angeles Angels to see if Shohei Ohtani is available.

Well, it appears that the New York Mets have shown interest in the current AL MVP.

CBS' Jim Bowden has reported that Mets general manager Billy Appler has contacted the Angels to investigate Ohtani's availability.

It is not clear where those talks went.

This may not sound like a big deal, but Appler has strong ties to Angels.

He was their general manager from 2015-20 before accepting a similar position with the Mets.

Unsurprisingly, Mets fans are hopeful the team will find a way to acquire Ohtani.

Ohtani is having another All-Star season with the Angels.

In 93 matches, he is batting .256 with 20 homers and 57 RBIs.

As Ohtani has one more year left on his contract,

The Angels need to determine if they can strike a long-term deal with their versatile superstar.

If not, they may need to explore their trading market.

Of course, if Ohtani is available before the trade deadline, Metso

And several other teams will offer a package of possibilities to the Angels.