The Angels showed their weakness in 2023 when they held onto Ohtani. He’s going to enter free agency in 2024 and will walk away with his head held high. Everybody knows that L.A. made a mistake because they could have secured their future. But they didn’t want to be the front office that traded Ohtani.
It’s reached the stage where even their diehard fans want the franchise to set Ohtani free. But they want to pretend that they’re still contenders and think that they’re fooling everyone. The reality is that they’re putting off the inevitable without a lucrative return. It was a garbage decision but we expect nothing less from them (via Forbes).