The Chicago White Sox tried to trade for Shohei Ohtani

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The Chicago White Sox always seems to have a seat at the table but never gets anything out of it. You all remember the Bryce Harper and Manny Machado situation from a few years ago. It felt like a lock that the White Sox would get one but they got neither.

Now, it sounds like that is happening again but this one isn’t even slightly their fault. According to Jon Heyman, the White Sox were one of the teams that were in on Shohei Ohtani. Now, it is confirmed that Los Angeles Angels ownership vetoed trading him and he will stay.

This is good to hear for White Sox fans as long as it is true that they submitted an offer to try and get him. It would change the White Sox forever if they landed a player like that in the prime of his career.

Of course, Shohei Ohtani is one of the most spectacular players who ever put on a Major League Baseball uniform. He is one of the best pitchers in the world but he is also one of the best hitters in the world. He is one of the first high-level two-way players in Major League Baseball history.

The Chicago White Sox were in on Shohei Ohtani but it won’t get done this year.

If the White Sox landed a player like that, they’d be getting someone who hits like Luis Robert and pitches like Dylan Cease all in one. If that is the guy that they actually decide to shell out the money for, it will have been worth the wait.

It isn’t going to happen this year but it could happen over the offseason. A lot of teams are going to be in on him as he is the best player in the league and the most talented player who ever lived. Seeing him put on a White Sox uniform would be amazing for this team and this city.

Now the White Sox have to move on for this season. We are still over 24 hours before the MLB trade deadline and a lot of moves are needed if the White Sox wants to finish strong ahead of the playoffs. It is going to be a rocky ride to the finish.

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