Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno announced he was no longer considering selling the MLB team, which sparked a huge backlash on social media.
Last August, Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno announced he was considering selling the team. The announcement prompted a positive reaction from the disgruntled Angels, who have seen the team fail to win a World Series since Moreno bought the team in 2003. Not to mention that franchise hasn’t won a World Series game. post-season since 2009, during the ALCS against the New York Yankees.
Angels fans, avert your eyes.
On Monday, the Angeles released a statement from Moreno on their social media accounts. Moreno said that after exploring a sale, he realized « we have unfinished business and we feel we can have a positive impact on the team and the fan experience. » With that, Moreno says he will own the team from 2023 and beyond.
MLB Twitter reacts to Arte Moreno’s decision not to sell the Angels.
Let’s take a look at some of the reactions from the MLB world on social media, from the media to the fans.
Not quite the news some Angels fans wanted to hear.
As mentioned in the statement, Moreno has been working with Galatioto Sports Partners to explore a sale of the franchise. Almost five months into the process, Moreno decided he was « not ready to part ways with fans, players and supporters ». [the] employees « .
Moreno bought the franchise a few months after they beat the San Francisco Giants in the 2002 World Series. The team never returned to the Fall Classic, the closest time being in 2009, where it s lost in six games against the Yankees. The last time they reached the postseason was in 2014, where they were swept in the AL Division Series by the Kansas City Royals.
It remains to be seen what continued ownership of Moreno will mean for the franchise. They, after all, have an important decision to make regarding superstar Shohei Ohtani, who is due to become a free agent at the end of the campaign. Ohtani could very well receive the richest contract in MLB history, whether from the Angels or another team.
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