The Shohei Ohtani mystery has officially begun. That mystery being weather or not Ohtani will find himself on a new team within the next week. Per MLB Network's, Jon Morosi, two of the game's youngest teams have shown interest in the generational talent that is Shohei Ohtani.
The first club being the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks are no doubt a contending team. Their rebuild has been a sight to behold. Their young core of their speedy outfield led by Corbin Carroll, to their pitching staff led by Zac Gallen, this team would be on a whole new level with the addition of Ohtani.
Moving Ohtani to the Grand Canyon State would be a major boost. The Diamondbacks are in position to be able to make a move for Ohtani as their farm system is ranked third in the league.
As for the other club, the Baltimore Orioles. Just like the Diamondbacks, their farm system is at a place they could make a great offer for Ohtani. Ranked first in baseball, the O's farm system came from their front office's exceptional drafting.
The Baltimore Orioles rebuild is one of the better stories surrounding baseball, a laughing stock turned into World Series contenders. Led by young stars Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson, this O's offense is loaded. However, one glaring hole for Baltimore is their starting pitching.
Bringing in Ohtani not only fixes their starting pitching, but adds to an already impressive offense. Just like the Diamondbacks, the Orioles rebuild has set them in a position to be able to make a league shifting move like this one.
The saga of the 2023 trade deadline will rest in the hands of Angels owner, Arturo Moreno, and Angels GM, Perry Minasian. If the decision to move Ohtani is made, the Diamondbacks and Orioles will likely have an eye opening offer.