MLB analyst not surprised if Cubs trade for superstar Shohei Ohtani
|Monday, August 29, 2022, 11:00 AM- -|
The Chicago Cubs have been decent the second half of the season, which has led some to believe that they could be very competitive in 2023 and beyond.
MLB analyst Jon Morosi was on 670 The Score recently and gave Cubs fans some surprising news that outfielder/pitcher Shohei Ohtani could be on the Cubs via a trade.
"It wouldn't surprise me if Shohei were to be traded to the Cubs, and you look around, and this is to me a compelling time to join the Cubs," Morosi said. "They're going to get better. They've already been pretty good through the last couple of months. There are better days ahead for the Cubs. "And I think if Ohtani were to come to Chicago and look around, I feel better about the Cubs' next five years than I do the Angels' next five years.
Morosi believes that the Cubs might be the frontrunners of the division in a few years with the aging Cardinals.
"And you look at the division, and Milwaukee is sort of in a perpetual cycle of having to make trades like the one they did with (Josh) Hader. The Cardinals, I think you look at their roster, they might turn over here in the next couple years as well. Obviously, there are some prominent retirements happening for them. I think there's an opening there for the Cubs. I really do. They're going to be a very compelling team to keep (an eye on)."
This sounds like the Cubs will certainly have an interesting offseason, especially with this rumor afloat.
Ohtani will be a free agent after the 2023 season.