Tag: Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani is the favorite to win a second straight AL MVP award, though he faces stiff competition from Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Mike Trout. (Image: Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Preseason MVP Odds: Ohtani Looks to Repeat, Soto Favored in NL Race

Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani easily won the AL MVP award last year after his unprecedented success at both the plate and on the mound. Oddsmakers say he’s the favorite to win yet again, but expect him to face serious competition, including from one of his own teammates. […]

Fans will see several MLB rule changes for the 2022 season, including one that will benefit two-way star Shohei Ohtani. (Image: Icon Sportswire/Getty)

How the Newest MLB Rule Changes Will Impact Gamblers in 2022

After the lockout ended earlier this month, fans knew that this season would feature a universal designated hitter, among other deals coming out of the new collective bargaining agreement. Now, the league and players have agreed to more MLB rule changes for 2022. While none of the new rules will […]

NLF QB Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen own stakes in FTX (Image; George Pimentel/Getty)

Latest Cryptocurrency Sports Deals Include LA Arena, Brady and Ohtani

The number of cryptocurrency deals in sports continues to climb. Crypto.com recently made headlines with a record-breaking $700 million naming rights deal for LA’s Staples Center. Meanwhile, the NFL’s Tom Brady and MLB’s Shohei Ohtani are cashing in with cryptocurrency hookups. In 2021, the value of cryptocurrencies soared. As a […]

Shohei Ohtani (left) still leads the AL MVP odds, though Vladimir Guerrero (right) has made up ground in the final weeks of the season. (Image: Daniel Shirey/Getty)

AL MVP Odds: Can Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Track Down Shohei Ohtani?

2021 has been the year of Shohei Ohtani. The two-way star has accomplished things on the mound and at the plate that no player has approached since Babe Ruth more than 100 years ago. Yet there’s still at least a touch of drama in the AL MVP race as Vladimir […]

FOX aired an anime-style introduction video for Shohei Ohtani during the 2021 MLB All-Star Game. (Image: FOX/MLB)

VIDEO: Watch that Wild Shohei Ohtani All-Star Game Anime Intro Again

Shohei Ohtani was the main attraction at the 2021 MLB All-Star Game, and FOX focused much of its attention on the Japanese two-way star early in the broadcast while he was still on the field. That culminated in a stylized anime intro before Ohtani’s second at-bat. When Ohtani came to […]

Shohei Ohtani will bat leadoff and take the mound for the American League in the 2021 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night. (Image: Getty)

MLB All-Star Game Odds and Props: Bettors Backing NL and the Over

Major League Baseball’s best will face off in the 2021 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night, and bettors have already picked a side – though there’s no overwhelming consensus on which way the game will go. According to BetMGM, gamblers have placed 54% of all tickets and 61.4% of the […]

Shohei Ohtani (left) and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (right) have left everyone else behind in the race for AL MVP. (Image: USA Today/Reuters)

Midseason MLB Awards: Ohtani and Guerrero in Two-Way Race for AL MVP

Given the two-way performance that Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels has produced this year, it would take something special from another player to challenge him for the AL MVP award. But through the first half of the season, Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has put up […]

Mike Trout says there’s no firm timetable for his injury return. But he remains among the top candidates to win the AL MVP award. (Image: Winslow Townson/AP)

Mike Trout Unsure of Return Date, Still Ranks Among Top AL MVP Candidates

Before Monday’s game against the Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout said he’s still not sure when he’ll be back on the field. But even a long-term injury isn’t enough to sportsbooks to remove the superstar outfielder from the list of leading AL MVP hopefuls. The three-time […]

Angels outfielder Mike Trout could miss up to 6 to 8 weeks with a right calf strain. (Image: Winslow Townson/AP)

Mike Trout Injury Makes Shohei Ohtani Favorite for AL MVP Award

The Los Angeles Angels are struggling to stay in contention early in the season, despite outstanding performances from their two best players. Now, the team will have to try to turn things around without superstar Mike Trout, who could miss up to two months with a strained calf. Trout exited […]