ANAHEIM, Calif. – Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia says there was a plan to Shohei Ohtani's spring, and now we're seeing the end result of it.
After arriving from Japan amid enormous hype, the two-way star promptly deflated expectations by taking a spectacular pratfall in the Cactus League. He batted .125. His ERA was a laughable 27.00. Questions arose about whether he would make the team or start the season in the minors.
It was just a show, hey.