Rick Hahn’s trade gains at the deadline were pretty much universally lauded, so interpreting these results, I’m guessing readers incorporated should the White Sox be rebuilding in the middle of a so-called contention window into the question. And through that viewfinder, these numbers make a ton of sense:
Three broad national questions were part of the Reacts survey, so here are those results:
To me, the intriguing question here is the third. Recall that 9% of readers thought the Angels would trade Ohtani, and now two-thirds feel the club did the right thing by keeping him. While all of the above surveys are premature, the early returns on the Angels going all-in — they haven’t won since the trade deadline! — are not great.