The Los Angeles Angels withdrew their intention to sell. It is expected to be a significant variable for Shohei Otani (29).
On the 24th (Korean time), the Angels club issued a statement in the name of the family of owner Art Moreno and announced that it would stop the public sale process.
“The sale made it clear that we are in an undying business and that we can positively impact the future of the team and the experience of our fans,” Moreno said in a statement. I spent it and I still want to achieve my goal of winning the World Series title. We are looking forward to the next chapter of Angels baseball.”
“I am grateful to Galatioto Sports Partners for making an effort throughout the process to meet with a number of groups and individuals who have strongly expressed their intention to purchase the club,” he said. I realized and I have not decided to part with the fans, players, and Angels employees,” he said, emphasizing that he would own the Angels club as it is.
Owner Moreno, who purchased the club owned by the World Disney Company for $184 million in 2003, announced in August of last year that he would sell the club he had owned for about 20 years. Its estimated value is $2.5 billion. The value jumped more than 13 times from the time of purchase. If it sold for more than $2.5 billion, it would be the largest sale in major league history.
In fact, NBA owner Joe Laycove, LA Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong, and a Japanese investment group jumped into the fight to take over the Angels club. However, as the owner of Moreno took the club back from the market, there was no sale. 스포츠토토
It is expected to act as a big variable in Ohtani’s future, which depended on whether to sell the club and the intention of the new owner. Ohtani will qualify as a free agent (FA) at the end of this season. It was a situation where negotiations on an extended contract had to start from $500 million right before free agency. Ohtani had to change his mind with the new owner’s willingness to invest.
The withdrawal of the club by the owner of Moreno can be linked to another investment will. As much as he has decided to protect the club, he can present a new vision to Ohtani. Because withdrawing the sale could be another vision.
However, in light of the Angels’ actions and the intentions of owner Moreno, it is questionable whether they will be able to capture Ohtani’s heart again. Since Ohtani’s debut in 2018, the team has never made it to the postseason. Eventually, last year, even Ohtani complained about the team’s strength and vision.
If he cannot agree on a long-term contract with Ohtani, the only option left is trade. A major variable occurred in the companionship of the Angels and Ohtani.