“I’m not ready to break up”… Withdrawal of intention to sell Angels → Impact on Ohtani’s future?

Angels owner Moreno said on the 24th (Korean time), “We have unfinished business. We definitely felt that we could have a positive impact on the team’s future and the fan experience. “We promised player salaries and we still want to achieve our goal of bringing back a World Series championship to our fans. We are excited about the next chapter in Angels baseball.” 안전놀이터

Moreno bought the Angels from The Walt Disney Company in 2003. Moreno became the first Hispanic owner in MLB history. However, the Angels have failed to advance to the postseason since 2014, and owner Moreno announced his intention to sell in August of last year. Several candidates showed interest in acquiring the Angels, but the owner of Moreno withdrew his intention to sell and announced that he would continue to operate the club.

“Despite the strong buyer interest in the Angels, Moreno’s love of the game is paramount,” said Major League Commissioner Rob Manfred.

“We thank Galatioto Sports Partners for their hard work throughout the sale process,” Moreno said. “But as we discussed it, we realized that our hearts remained with the Angels. I’m not ready to break up.”

As Moreno withdraws the sale, it seems that there will be a variable in the issue of Ohtani’s future. There was talk of an Ohtani trade ahead of this season, but it was clearly nailed that there was no Ohtani trade while the club was being sold. This is because Ohtani’s value could also affect the club’s value. However, owner Moreno stays with the Angels. Attention is focusing on whether Ohtani, who is coming to the free agent (FA) market, will be taken out as a trade card after this season.

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