The Los Angeles Angels are playing some solid baseball as of late, having won six of their last eight games.
However, speculation is still floating around over whether or not they will trade two-way star Shohei Ohtani.
Ohtani is set to enter free agency at the end of the season and is expected to receive a massive contract, the likes of which has never been issued in the history of baseball.
But even with the Angels playing better baseball, they are reportedly still listening to other teams who may be making offers to Ohtani.
Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported this news on Twitter.
The Angels have communicated about Shohei Ohtani trade scenarios with other teams in recent days.
Even as the Angels have won 6 of 8, the possibility of an Ohtani trade remains.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 24, 2023
As things stand right now, the Angels have a 9.6 percent chance of reaching the postseason, per Baseball Reference.
The Halos are eight games out of first place in the American League West.
However, they are just four games back of the third and final Wild Card spot.
The Angels own a record of 51-49 after Sunday’s 7-5 win over the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates.
All signs seem to point to them holding onto Ohtani this deadline.
However, for the right price, the Halos may be willing to move him.
But with them right in the thick of the postseason chase, it might make more sense for them to keep him around and supplement the roster with other pieces to make the team more competitive.
Ohtani and Mike Trout have yet to reach the postseason together as members of the Angels.
But while it looks unlikely, it appears that an Ohtani trade is still possible.NEXT: Shohei Ohtani Owns A Shocking Mark Over His Last Three Starts