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Call to the Pen Nov 18, 2022

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani succeeds in WBC recruitment

Let us go back to September 14. The Los Angeles Angels were facing off against the Cleveland Guardians, a 5-3 defeat for the Halos. It was just another game in another forgetful season as the Angels were playing out the string, their sights set on another long winter vacation. But Shohei Ohtani had some work […] Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani succeeds in WBC recruitment - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Angels’ Shohei Ohtani finishes 2nd to Yankees’ Aaron Judge for AL MVP

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani finishes 2nd to Yankees’ Aaron Judge for AL MVP

Judge, who set the AL single-season home run record, received 28 of 30 first-place votes. Ohtani, the 2021 MVP, earned the other two first-place votes, and he was second on the other 28 ballots.
OC Register Nov 17, 2022
Expert says Angels’ Shohei Ohtani unlikely to face liability in FTX suit

Expert says Angels’ Shohei Ohtani unlikely to face liability in FTX suit

Ohtani is one of the celebrities included as co-defendants in a class-action suit alleging fraud by former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried. According to an expert, Florida law is such that a jury would likely find Ohtani’s part in any fraud to be negligible.
Call to the Pen Nov 17, 2022

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani joining Team Japan for WBC

Shohei Ohtani had been clear that he wanted to be a part of Team Japan in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. It was just a matter of whether or not the Los Angeles Angels would approve and if the Japanese National Team wanted him on board. The first obstacle was moved out of the way […] Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani joining Team Japan for WBC - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Angels’ Shohei Ohtani officially commits to play for Japan in WBC

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani officially commits to play for Japan in WBC

Ohtani announces on Instagram he will play in the World Baseball Classic, with the first games March 9-13 in Tokyo
OC Register Nov 16, 2022
Angels’ Shohei Ohtani 4th in AL Cy Young voting; Astros’ Justin Verlander is unanimous winner

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani 4th in AL Cy Young voting; Astros’ Justin Verlander is unanimous winner

Ohtani was listed on 29 of 30 ballots, including nine second-place votes and seven third-place votes. Verlander is the 11th pitcher to win the award at least three times. Dylan Cease (White Sox) and Alek Manoah (Blue Jays) finish second and third, respectively.
Call to the Pen Nov 11, 2022

Los Angeles Angels: How to Build a Winner Around Shohei Ohtani

Sam Blum of The Athletic dropped the news on us that Perry Minasian, Los Angeles Angels general manager, will not be trading Shohei Ohtani this offseason. With Ohtani heading into free agency after 2023, it was widely expected that the Angels may move him and start a full-blown rebuild. Since Ohtani has joined the Angels, they have […] Los Angeles Angels: How to Build a Winner Around Shohei Ohtani - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Nov 8, 2022

Blue Jays: Shohei Ohtani trade rumours hit a slight speed bump

Speaking to a group of reporters yesterday, Los Angeles Angels general manager Perry Minasian very firmly stated that the Angels will not be trading two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani this offseason. With the news that Ohtani would begin the 2023 campaign with the Angels, you likely heard a collective groan from fanbases across the country, including […] Blue Jays: Shohei Ohtani trade rumours hit a slight speed bump - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
OC Register Nov 7, 2022
Perry Minasian promises Shohei Ohtani will be with Angels next season

Perry Minasian promises Shohei Ohtani will be with Angels next season

There has been speculation the Angels might trade the two-way star before the final season of his current contract, but the GM says they will not. Minasian believes the Angels are close enough to building a winning team with Ohtani in 2023.

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