The Los Angeles Angels introduced on Tuesday morning that the staff is on the market.
In a public assertion on the staff’s Twitter account, proprietor Arte Moreno stated that “now is the time” to discover a sale of the staff.
“It has been a great honor and privilege to own the Angels for 20 seasons,” Moreno stated. “As an organization, we have worked to provide our fans an affordable and family-friendly ballpark experience while fielding competitive lineups which included some of the game’s all-time greatest players.
“Though this troublesome determination was fully our alternative and deserved quite a lot of considerate consideration, my household and I’ve in the end come to the conclusion that now’s the time. All through this course of, we are going to proceed to run the franchise in the perfect curiosity of our followers, staff, gamers and enterprise companions.”
Moreno bought the Angels from The Walt Disney Co. in 2003 for $184 million. Los Angeles has cracked the American League Playoffs six times since the purchase but failed to reach the World Series. The Angels haven’t made the playoffs since 2014 and haven’t had a winning season since 2015.
Star outfielder Mike Trout made his MLB debut with the franchise in 2011. Two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani made his debut in 2018. Trout has appeared in one postseason while Ohtani is yet to appear in the playoffs.
Los Angeles is 52-70 this season, good for fourth in the AL West. They fired manager Joe Maddon in June and moved starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard and reliever Raisel Iglesias at the MLB trade deadline.
Corridor of Famer Rod Carew, who has been crucial of Angels possession and claims he’s not welcome to be involved with the franchise, welcomed the information.
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