The Los Angeles Angels eventually withdrew the sale. At least five groups expressed interest in buying the club, but in the end, owner Art Moreno decided not to sell the club. However, Shohei Ohtani (29) seems to be getting farther and farther away.
먹튀검증 The owner of Angels Art Moreno, who announced his intention to sell the club in August of last year, announced on the 24th (hereinafter Korean time) that he had withdrawn his intention to sell the club after about five months. It means that he will continue to play the role of owner while owning the club rather than selling it.
Moreno bought the club from The Walt Disney Company in 2003 for $184 million. About 20 years after the purchase, the value of the Angels club has soared to $2.5 billion. I was able to raise a market profit margin of about 13 times. In fact, five groups negotiated with the Angels club, but it did not lead to a sale. Among them was an acquisition consortium led by Japanese investors.
“But it’s become clear to me that we can have a positive impact on the future of the team and the experience of the fans,” said Moreno. Would. We are looking forward to the next chapter of Angels baseball.”
The question now is whether the Angels will be able to agree on a contract extension with Ohtani. It is the Angels who signed a one-year, $30 million contract with Ohtani after last season. However, it is evaluated that Ohtani, who is eligible for a free agent (FA) after this season, must already sign a contract worth 500 million dollars.
If the Angels had a new owner, they could make an ambitious investment while presenting a new vision to Ohtani. However, it is doubtful whether Ohtani will be able to change his mind in a situation where he has not been able to show his vision properly recently under the ownership system of Moreno. The Angels have failed to advance to the postseason for eight consecutive years since 2014. If the contract extension with Ohtani fails, the only option left is a trade.
Fan Nation of ‘Sports Illustrated’ said, ‘The news that Moreno’s owner is not selling is shocking’ and ‘many people around the Angels hoped that a Japanese-led investor group would become the new owner of the Angels and persuade Ohtani to stay.’ said.
“The owner of Moreno persuaded Ohtani when he first signed the contract, but unless there is a major change in the organization, it will be difficult to persuade him to stay,” he predicted.