A deal where the Brewers keep Jackson Chourio.
Baseball Trade Values simulator thinks the Crew would have to give up six players for the Milwaukee Brewers to keep Jackson Chourio. A package of pitchers Adrian Houser, Misiorowski, and Rodriguez along with Frelick, Hiura, and Querio worked in their simulator.
That deal might not be appealing to both Moreno and Minasian as Houser is a solid pitcher, but he will never be an ace.
Misiorowski has the stuff to be an ace but is still in A-ball.
Also, the Angels do not like to do full-out rebuilds. Again, the market dictates that you need to throw in your top prospect for a talent of Ohtani’s caliber.
This deal allows the Milwaukee Brewers to keep a lot of their prospects.
The Brewers would have to be willing to take Anthony Rendon’s contract back. Baseball Trade Values has the Angels needing to chip in more to justify the Milwaukee Brewers giving up three prospects in that type of deal.
Again, Ohtani is in the same class as Babe Ruth, so even Rendon’s albatross contract would still mean giving up some prospects to the Angels.
Also, Rendon can still provide better production–when healthy–than Jesse Winker.
Taking on Rendon’s enormous contract would free up a lot of cash for the Angels to retool their roster post-Ohtani.
A deal could look something like this…
The chances of this happening are slim and none.
Arte Moreno is more inclined to keep Ohtani after the deadline because he is still a box office draw. Mark Attanasio would never agree to take on Rendon’s salary. It is a nice dream, much like it is a fantasy of the Brewers making an offer for Ohtani.