Moreno Family Exploring Sale of the Angels

In news straight out of left field, this dropped today.

This would be a huge development. Under the Moreno family the Angels have become big spenders but it hasn’t related to on field success. And there’s been plenty of off the field drama.

This story is just breaking. Stay tuned to CtPG as it develops.

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ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
3 months ago

Gotta hope the avalanche of media dunking on Arte’s past decade as failed fantasy GM/Owner will only hasten his exit.

Can’t show his face at games anymore. Genie is out of the bottle. Go back to Arizona.

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
3 months ago

Remember what happened with Dodgers/Piazza? Bye-bye Ohtani…sayanara!!

DowningDude
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

They traded him mid-season. What does that have ANYTHING to do with Ohtani?

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

No they did not trade him in any way shape or form. The Dodgers were for sale and they didn’t want to jack up the price by signing Piazza who was at that time a free agent.

grichmanpoorman
Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

“Piazza played seven seasons for the Dodgers until he was traded to the Florida Marlins on May 15, 1998, after an offseason in which Piazza wanted a new contract before being eligible for arbitration; he wanted $105 million for seven years while the Dodgers offered six years for $76 million.” Dude go away.

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
3 months ago

As soon as the Anaheim stadium deal tanked, I told my wife Arte would sell or relocate. No chance at all that Anaheim will ever approve another favorable deal for the stadium.

In a few years we’ll have to drive into that cesspool called the city of Los Angeles 💩 to see an Angel game

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
3 months ago

Maybe the Rams owner will buy the Halos-He knows how to build a winner.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Recently at least. The Rams he also owned in St. Louis were like Arte’s Angels if you took away Trout and Ohtani and the best player was Gosselin.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Jeff Joiner

It would be pretty cool if we got a “balls out” owner like Kroenke…. though it will be laughable watching the Hate Rich Guy folks enjoy Kroenke as an owner. He’ll spend, but he’s not hands off, and he’s also gonna make his money, which means we’re all gonna pay more, a lot more if he builds a stadium.

If any of you can stand it, ask an Arsenal fan about being owned by Stan. The Rams are a completely different case than the Angels because they will basically make him a lot more money AND they are in the “new and shiny” faze of being in LA. Opperative term IN LA. (Yes, I know, Inglewood, which is LA.) Arsenal fans that I know seem OK with Stan owning the team, but it hasn’t been an absolute dream come true. I also expect the general character of what the Rams do to change over the next ten years too.

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
3 months ago

This announcement means several things for sure:

At best 2023 is the last season for Ohtani in a Halo uni
No discussions at all will take place w/Ohtani from Moreno’s camp
The Halos will no longer play in Anaheim once the last extension is over
New owner is not going to break the bank and go over the cap

This is actually NOT good news.

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Can I borrow your time machine?

Jesus Christ talk about baseless speculation sold as fact.

DowningDude
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

But he’s “for sure”

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Trust me brooooooo

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

You know it sis!

red floyd
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3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

You fell in to the sarchasm.

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Signing Ohtani would drive up the price of the team, basic math dude. You buy all current & future debts owed by a business when you sell it, in this case all guaranteed contracts.

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Uh your talking about allowable accounting sports franchise depreciation methods dude. Not necessarily the value of the team. the Value of the Angels is what some one is willing to pay for it.

Were the Clippers worth $2 Billion when Ballmer wrote that check to the Sterlings? Surprisingly Yes because thats what he paid for it. You really think Mark Walton agreed to pay $4.55 billion for the Denver Broncos because they have Russell Wilson? It had no bearing on any existing contracts dude. It will be the same with the Angels. Will someone pay more to have Ohtani on the team? maybe . Will someone pay less because the GOAT is tethered to the team through a contract until 2029? Possibly. But in todays world when it comes to sports franchises, logic and good business sense dont really seem to apply anymore.

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

That is incorrect sir. If the Halos owed (For example) $700M in contracts for the next five years that becomes part of the cost along with “value” which is always in the eyes of the beholder.

Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Value is in the eyes on the buyer. Cost is determined based upon acceptable accounting practices and established legal precedent.

If this statement is incorrect Einstein then for all of our edification please correlate the recent sale price of the Denver Broncos and the recent sale price of the New York Mets with their existing player contracts at the time of sale.

I’ll wait…

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I didn’t say contract amounts was only input. When you buy team X you are responsible for all contracts, excepting any specific exclusion, which Arte we all know isn’t going to carry over any debt.

Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Source??

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

No way any Anaheim politician will vote to approve a like-minded deal again. Also, that “Affordable housing” BS will rule the day. You know, like the “Affordable housing” near the Staples Center that started out with rents around $8-10K a month.

Last edited 3 months ago by Angelz4ever
Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Ohtani’s expected $500M contract would add that amount to the purchase price. Not baseless, just good business knowledge.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

But it’s the internet so it must be from someone knowledgeable, furthermore the posts are all in bold lettering.

red floyd
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3 months ago

OOOH! Bold font!! MUST BELIEVE!!!!!!!

red floyd
Legend
3 months ago

But he didn’t use all caps, so it’s not as convincing!

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Want to make it easy for everyone and just tell us what other username you use? Or should we look for the duplicate IP addresses?

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
3 months ago

Not hardly, I’ve posted here, the MLB site and the last site with the same (And only) name for many years.

Last edited 3 months ago by Angelz4ever
Eric_in_Portland
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3 months ago

that’s what I was thinking. Sounds familiar, like someone previously banned. It might not be, but it feels like it

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago

Not sure but he’s going a little too heavy on the eye shadow.

Fansince1971
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Sounds like someone didn’t take his meds today?!

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Agree the Moreno camp will stay clear of the Ohtani deal. I think Arte will want to get out before he has to deal with him. Imagine, being remembered in the history books as the owner and GM who traded him? it would be Harry Frazee all over again.

smithy610
Trusted Member
3 months ago

And….the speculation of who may be the next owner starts!

Stan Kroenke ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Mark Cuban  🙅 
Steve Ballmer  🙅 
Henry & Susan Samueli  🙅 

It looks like the winner could be……. JOE LACOB

Money quotes from the article:

“Can’t answer this question that fast,” Lacob told The Times on Tuesday. “We look at good opportunities.”
He added a smile emoji.

I became an Angels fan and worked at Anaheim Stadium for seven years as a peanut vendor,” he told the San Francisco Chronicle in a story published last month.

Lacob also told the Chronicle he looked into the Angels when the Walt Disney Co. put the team up for sale in 2002

https://www.latimes.com/sports/angels/story/2022-08-23/who-will-buy-the-angels-from-arte-moreno-joe-lacob

Should be some fun few months ahead, except for the baseball games itself.

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Even though Lacob would potentially be a great owner, he is least capitalized of the bunch when Im sure Arte would want a bidding war.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
3 months ago

I guess Mr Kim is potential buyer of the National, which would now make him one of ours?

https://frontofficesports.com/newsletter/potential-nationals-buyer-emerges/

Here’s some more options out that way:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/08/12/washington-nationals-sale-stanley-middleman/

Last edited 3 months ago by Angels2020Champs
Tfeatherston
Newbie
3 months ago

Ahh this is bittersweet. Arte was not a good owner in that he should have let baseball people in the f.o. do their thing ala the late Jerry Buss. As far as prices, I always felt it was a good value if you live in the area and I will miss the “local perks”. I feel Angel Games are affordable if you look -like in the way I use the McDonald’s app to get a free big mac and buying a .99 cent soda. I live in the 92802 and always buy my tix at the Big A to not pay fees. I also buy those seats in the right field corner that r always discounted and move to a better spot in latter innings. I also like you can take food and drinks to games. When my wife doesn’t go w me and the kids, they r really good about letting her drop us off in the orangewood entrance and letting her u turn and leave so I don’t have to pay parking. Those little perks will be gone when Arte leaves. We will be as expensive or more than going to a Dodgers game. Bye Arte, you will be missed, kind of.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Tfeatherston

If you catch a HR, do you try to sell it?

Tfeatherston
Newbie
3 months ago

Lol, that’s a good idea! This way I can recoup what I’ve spent. I might have to go to a Sunday game and ask my kids to scoop up some big A dirt to sell on ebay too.

DowningDude
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Tfeatherston

If you are Taylor Featherston you could sell that ball that got stuck in the glove killing our playoff chances that one year. Priceless play

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
3 months ago
Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago

I think Buster Only is out of touch as it relates to Ohtani’s value. I don’t subscribe to the fact you get less for a player during an offseason than at the trading deadline. How can you get established major league assets in lieu of prospects if the team you are trading with needs them for their own pennant race?

And as its been proven time and time again, highly regarded prospects can easily turn into suspects.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

In this case he might be right. Ohtani could potentially take a team to 2 post season runs and that would have netted possibly more in return. Moreno is as dumb as a bag of baseballs.

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago

He had one good quote though: Many executives believe that the Angels have not come close to exploiting the potential of their market. “Because that place might be the best to work in in baseball,” one official said. “The weather is perfect. The conditions are perfect. You can live on the beach. Nobody bothers them. The fans are good except for those wiseass pricks over at CTPG.”

Last edited 3 months ago by Cowboy26
Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I resemble that remark

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
3 months ago

💯🙋🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️

red floyd
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3 months ago

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GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago

Arte knew he was going to sell months ago, maybe longer. He never would have wanted what is best for the Angels, this is and always has been about his ego. Blocking a huge get for Shohei, he just was not going to watch Shohei take another team to the top, especially the Dodgers.

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago

There’s no question Arte has a large Ego. But I don’t equate the failure to trade Ohtani at the deadline of further evidence of his oversized dome. If I have determined that selling this franchise is the best course of action going forward I would not do anything that would detrimentally impact value including getting rid of your largest marketable star.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
3 months ago

Buster is not saying anything that hasn’t been written here for multiple years

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
3 months ago

Which is why I say much info repeated

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago

My dad was just joking how Disney is gonna buy them back and raze the stadium to expand Disneyland. Move the team somewhere else. Lol.

We’ve all been conditioned to expect the absolute worst even when given good news. 😂

jefeRey14x
Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

They will raze the stadium, build the apartments, and build a new stadium at the Great Park on the old El Toro base, connecting Downtown Disney bars, overpriced apartments, and the Angels in South County with the oft fantasized expanded monorail. Huzzah!

OMAHALOFAN
Trusted Member
3 months ago

This is the best Halo news I’ve heard in a long while.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  OMAHALOFAN

Yeah the only downside is DiGiovanna says the process is extremely early and he has no suitors lined up.

Could take 1-2 years unless someone is eager to act before Ohtani is gone.

Fansince1971
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

It will move fast. Only 30 of these and lots of rich people who want to own a baseball team.

DowningDude
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I think nationals have been on the market a while

steelgolf
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

But don’t The Nationals have a weird issue with TV rights?

callmethebreeze
3 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Nationals and Orioles still fighting it out over 50 bucks over MASN.

h27kim
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

We do have a weird issue with the stadium….

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Would you want to live in DC?

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago

It’s become the richest region in the country and NOBODY lives in D.C.

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
3 months ago

The President has to….

Fansince1971
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Angels/OC are a premier market

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Add to that the market and location, Trout, and possibly Ohtani. It will bring about successful people wanting to share the team ownership.

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

especially if they really want Ohtani on their roster

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  OMAHALOFAN

WRONG!!

DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Tell us something better

Angelz4ever
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

We resign Ohtani, get a new Stadium deal and THEN Moreno sells the team. Last two are dreams, but….

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

At this point, None of those things will happen independent of each other.

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago

This could happen fairly quickly if everyone is motivated. McCourt Agreed to sell the team in November 2011. The buyer was announced in March of 2012. And the transaction was finalized in April of that same year.

That could happen here Especially if one of the runners up in the last Doyer transaction would have interest. His name is Stan Kroenke

Last edited 3 months ago by Cowboy26
OMAHALOFAN
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Kroenke has done all right with the Rams.

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  OMAHALOFAN

And his hockey team just won the Stanley cup

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Would love a fast process. I’m skeptical though.

Maybe Arte announcing it now is a sign he wants it in place before Ohtani decision

DowningDude
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3 months ago

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Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Dino!

DowningDude
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

The return of the windmill

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Speaking of windmills how about this guy as the new Angel Owner: comment image

Dogface1956
Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Just say no, or even hell no.

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Kroenke or Ballmer. Either one would be very good for us as fans.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

They can share.

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Hell no, he is a buffoon

Last edited 3 months ago by FungoAle
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  FungoAle

He actually reminds me of Arte…. as far as his “plan” goes, not that fact that he’s a spazz.

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago

Spazz…lol. Good way to explain it. Yeah, I see no brains only dollars. He’s a Clipper for kryst sakes.

h27kim
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

We don’t need a lot of brain(s) In/among the owner(s), just that they want to win but are aware that they need skilled baseball people rather than their cronies running the team. Of course, not too many professional baseball people are that able, so there’s that….

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Dino “See No” Ebel.

VladimirTrout27
Trusted Member
3 months ago

Elated when the news broke. I couldn’t believe it. I envision a big spender see Ohtani and Trout as staples and help drive revenue. I think a Ballmer type would be great. I think with the legal position Arte is in he gets to walk away a little more quieter and richer. I’m hearing $3B+ so let’s see.

Last edited 3 months ago by VladimirTrout27
HoustonHaloFan
Member
3 months ago

Exploring.

Potentially.

Maybe.

I fully expect to get buttercupped. Again.

And I’m fully in the thrall of battered Angels fan syndrome.

VladimirTrout27
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I think he cause of the Skaggs case, Anaheim sale mess, and minor league BS, the writing is on the wall to walk away before the light really gets hot on him

VladimirTrout27
Trusted Member
3 months ago

He’s an ahole, but he’ll be a very wealthy ahole and be able to pay everyone off

Last edited 3 months ago by VladimirTrout27
HoustonHaloFan
Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I understand your point from a business perspective, and I agree that something will happen, but it’s been 20 years since we haven’t been let down by this organization (the signing of a certain international player notwithstanding).

I think it sucks that I’ve gotten used to the Angels breaking my heart. Every. Single. Year.

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  HoustonHaloFan

TrAdition = Buttercup ? Word.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  HoustonHaloFan

Here’s hoping you get piped harder than ever? The tears in your eyes really bring out their color? What are we looking for here with the display of competitive sadness?

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago

😂

HoustonHaloFan
Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Suggestions that people should be raped (repeatedly) are hil-fucking-arious.

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago
Reply to  HoustonHaloFan

If that’s how you need to read that, bud.

Not everyone gets his sarcasm.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  HoustonHaloFan

Are you going to be OK? And no, I am not suggesting you get raped. I am suggesting that you already act raped…. and you seem to want someone to clap for you. They are two pretty different things.

But hey, if you need something new to feel victimized about, I’m a huckle a berry as any. Mope away.

HoustonHaloFan
Member
3 months ago

So much for standards around here.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  HoustonHaloFan

We’re the cesspool for a reason

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  HoustonHaloFan

as a fan of the Portland Trailblazers I’ve seen this movie. The Allen family is also exploring selling, as Paul Allen suggested before he died. Phil Knight is willing to spend a huge amount for the team yet Paul’s sister, Jody, is being coy and talking about maybe by 2030. So until we see an actual sale it’s just as you say. Maybe.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

It’s going to be pretty awesome when the Angels new ownership group does for us what Paul Allen did for the Trail Blazers. He was like “F*** business! And f*** marketing too!” and he went out there and signed everyone and won a thousand championships and listened to the fans all day long. It’s gonna be rad.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 months ago

I’d like to see Phil Knight own the Blazers….and the Angels. He knows good player value for the money.

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago

Phil Knight likes his sweatshop money too much to own a major professional sports franchise. Besides he already owns the Ducks football team.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

MiLB players ACTUALLY starving.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
3 months ago

I’d like Del Taco to buy the Angels. Our best deals always occurred there

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
3 months ago

Odds on nevin creating a Moreno life size poster with tear away clothing to motivate the players?

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Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
3 months ago

Maybe just tear away mustache and an “Ow!!” sound effect.

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago

All you gotta do is look at the reaction from former players to see that everyone calling Arte the main problem all these years has been dead on.

But parking and beer prices! He spends on big stars! Would you rather have an owner like the A’s? 3 million fans! No.

Hopefully he sells to someone that will spend like current Mets/Dodgers ownership, and who will finally invest in player dev.

What a wonderful day this is.

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Marcotor
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

I sorta wonder if Mr. K up the freeway is still interested in a baseball team, now that his football team is all snuggled in with a championship trophy

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

I don’t need Dodgers/Mets spending. I’d be happy with Braves/Cardinals/Indians style player development with stars sprinkled in.

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Por que no los dos?

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Es verdad Mija Mia

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Amen.

2GA2Join
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

As a dude that grew up with the Angels in the 80’s…

No. I’ll take the big spending too, please.
I remember the days when I felt my team was a 2nd or 3rd tier small market team when you didn’t even let yourself dream that we might sign the big FA we needed. Maybe the former star who is past 33. And Trout? No way he gets extended… he would have been traded away a la Oakland A’s style. Always hoping for lightning in a bottle when we’d get the right combo of cheap players we happened to have, to all play good for a season and get us to the postseason, before they would leave as free agents and join the Yankees the next season.
So, please, big spender and invest in development.

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

And last time I looked beer was pretty damned expensive at Angels Stadium, in fact it is fair to call it highway robbery !!

smithy610
Trusted Member
3 months ago

This is a very in-depth, damning report of the Angels by Mike DiGiovanna. It’s a great read for those who have LA Time subscription. Chris Iannetta went on the record. His quotes are very, very telling.

https://www.latimes.com/sports/angels/story/2022-08-23/angels-lost-decade-mike-trout-arte-moreno-shohei-ohtani

Some highlights of the article:

The club is on pace to sell fewer than 2.6 million tickets in 2022, the first full season since Arte Moreno bought the team in 2003 that it has not sold 3 million tickets. Empty seats outnumber spectators on most nights Ohtani doesn’t pitch.

They need a better hitting shortstop, a power-hitting corner outfielder and perhaps a new first baseman and catcher to bolster a thin lineup that — unlike pitching-poor teams of the past — has been the primary culprit in this season’s demise. The bench needs to be upgraded. And, of course, Rendon, Trout and Ohtani need to stay relatively healthy.

Arte is not going to go over that tax threshold — he treats it as a hard cap, and that’s unfortunate,” Iannetta said earlier this month, before Moreno announced that he might sell the team. “It’s really doing a disservice to his season-ticket holders, to the game, and to all of the players who really want to win.”

“It just feels disjointed, like there’s no plan. And then, right up the freeway, you’ve got [Dodgers President of Baseball Operations] Andrew Friedman, who has an incredible plan.”

“They signed him for a ton of money, and the first day he took batting practice with a wood bat in Tempe, we all looked at each other and were, like, seriously?” Iannetta said of Baldoquin. “I’m not the best at projecting out, but he didn’t look like a prospect.”

OUCH!!!!

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

The gift that keeps on giving. Thanks Jerry

DowningDude
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Alfredo Griffin said the kid wanted him to hit dozens and dozens of grounders to him during his audition.

Twebur
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

But 2002 said Jerry is genius?

DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

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Mia
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Mia
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

This is the day Sosh should have retired in protest lol

DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Lorri looks very unsettled.

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I apologize for not getting the joke, who is Lori?

DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Soth’s middle name. Two R’s. The pride of Upper Darby Pennsyl-tucky.

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Oof. Ok then. Never noticed his middle name.

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

😂 😂

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Was this before or after he traded Clevinger for Pestano?

DowningDude
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

2012 December. Pestano was 2014

steelgolf
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Baldoquin was a Trader Jerry move, not Moreno.

smithy610
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Yes definitely that’s Jerry. But I think the overall arching point is just that the entire operations suck. Like it said, there was just no plan in this team. It doesn’t know how to draft and develop, money wasted on FAs that didn’t pan out, and it whiffed on the FAs that would have been more valuable to the team than those it ended up signing.

Just a big load of suck

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  smithy610

It probably didn’t help our MiLB system that we had Soth Forevah and he wasn’t all that keen on prospects.

DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Did DiGiovanna did his research at the Iannetta/Wells winery?

Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Yes whenever I need in depth high level insight on the state of the Angels I immediately think of these 2 clowns.

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Goddamn that was a depressing read. But a well written look back at all our mistakes.

FungoAle
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3 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Chris Iannetta…does he count? I’m all for piling on but…it’s Chris

DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

THE DUDE OWNS A WINERY WITH VERNON WELLS. They are too blessed to be stressed yo!!!! clearly a source for Farty-Arte news.

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Ah, got it. I wanna hear from the WEAVE

DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

he said nothing but re-tweeted Carew

red floyd
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3 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

To be fair, he does have a Destructo-Beam. Maybe Mike D was afraid he’d be destructo’d?

JakeTaylor
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3 months ago

Best news I’ve heard all season! Hopefully the new owners bring back:
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Doesn’t even have to be the same logo just please change the name back to California Angels or even Anaheim Angels!!!

Last edited 3 months ago by JakeTaylor
Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

God I hated that Logo.

DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

The TM drives me nuts too.

JakeTaylor
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I actually liked it but I preferred this one:
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DowningDude
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3 months ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

That was pretty cool.

FungoAle
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

Nice! Sold.

red floyd
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3 months ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

I prefer the ’60s version.

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  red floyd

Those uni’s were awesome too.

2GA2Join
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

Not to want to be negative to you, but I’m pretty sure I read that now it is not allowed for any team to name itself after a state. It is grandfathered in for teams already named that way. But we can’t change back.

I’d prefer just sticking with LA instead of Anaheim. LA is actually a city known around the world. Go to Italy and say “I’m from Anaheim.” Blank stare. Say LA, NY, Houston, Boston, Atlanta, etc. and they know. That’s why I can’t blame Arte for the name change really. The dude knows business and marketing.

Twebur
Super Member
3 months ago

Note to new ownership…make sure this doesn’t happen in whatever stadium we play in

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mlb/article-11137971/Unidentified-couple-accused-LEWD-SEX-ACT-Sundays-Athletics-game-Oakland.html

Cowboy26
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3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

There was definitely more than a lead blown at that game.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

I think there are other worse things to be concerned with. This goes on in the suites and in restrooms too! In other news water is wet and the sun is hot 😉

JackFrost
Super Member
3 months ago

The restrooms? Really ?

I would assume you are talking about the women’s restroom since I have been to hundreds of games at Angel Stadium over the years and have yet to see or hear anything that would indicate that is true.

red floyd
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3 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

The one time I was in the women’s restroom (it was legit, Mrs. red was in her wheelchair, and there were no family restrooms available at the time) I saw nothing like that. Of course I did my best to keep my eyes focused on the floor to avoid issues.

steelgolf
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

At the Oakland stadium, this could be like a tree falling in the forest. Did it make a sound? Nobody was around to hear it!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  steelgolf

It is how the ancient bearded man said, if a blow job happens in the world’s largest public bathroom but no one is their to see it, has the job been done at all?