It is known that among the groups that negotiated the sale with the Los Angeles Angels, there was a partnership with an investment made up of Japanese.
In an article last week on the progress of the sale of the Angels club, the LA Times said, “At least six groups are estimated to have jumped in the fight to take over the Angels club.” And unidentified Japanese partnerships were included. They are looking at the Angels’ club’s financial status, and it is expected that they will enter into full-scale negotiations over the acquisition price next month.’
Around the same time, USA Today reporter Bob Nightingale said, “It is unlikely that the sale of the Los Angeles Angels will be completed before the start of the season, as Commissioner Rob Manfred hoped.” At least six groups are known to be interested in the acquisition.’
However, as Art Moreno, the current owner of the Angels, canceled the sale plan that had been pursued for about five months on the 24th (Korean time), the Japanese investor group ended up losing their appetite. 먹튀검증 It is no exaggeration to say that this Japanese group showed interest in acquiring the Angels because of Shohei Ohtani. This is because a certain amount of income can be generated just by marketing to Japanese people in the LA area.
If the sale negotiations had been concluded with this Japanese partnership, the negotiations for an extension contract between Ohtani and the Angels could have been carried out in a flash.
Regarding this, Sports Illustrated said on the 25th, “Many Angels fans would have been convinced that Ohtani would stay in Anaheim for a long time if a Japanese company had taken over.” I think he will take care of it,” he said.
Regarding the price of the Angels club, the $2.5 billion line was mentioned as a strong point. It means that it was able to be sold at the highest price ever in the major leagues. Looking at the recent sales of major clubs, the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 was $2 billion, and the New York Mets paid $2.4 billion when Steve Cohen took over most of the shares in the fall of 2020.