Letters: Arte Moreno’s Angels sale reversal fires up fans
It is with deep sadness for the future of Angels baseball that we learned that Arte Moreno is no longer selling the team. A tiger cannot change its stripes. Moreno knows money but not baseball. He spends money on the wrong players, spoils the scouting and farming system, and fans still reward him by showing up. No longer. It’s a shame that Mike Trout’s entire career could now be wasted under Moreno’s misguided ownership. I can’t watch anymore
How does a supposedly smart businessman come to a carefully considered decision to sell a $2.5 billion company, engage the services of a firm to identify and screen potential buyers, and ask those potential buyers carry out the necessary due diligence? to make their business decision and then pull the rug out from under the feet of all parties and the majority of his fans? Arte Moreno is simply an incompetent owner with a history of bad decisions, beginning with changing the team’s name to the ridiculous Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
If Moreno and the Angels are serious about making a positive impact on the fan experience, we can add to Dylan Hernández’s to-do list: Strike a deal to bring Bally Sports West to Frontier Communications so that Frontier Subscribers can watch Angels games at home.
Arte Moreno still has “open scores” with the Angels.
What could the Arte be? Further involvement in baseball decisions? Another franchise to wreck the Pujols/Rendon/Hamilton deal? Refusal to invest in player development? Slap more band-aids on a dilapidated stadium? Run the greatest player in baseball next year? The fact of the matter is that you’ve had two decades of strikes and created a culture of losing.
I just saw the news that Arte Moreno decided against selling the Angels. The article indicated that Mr. Moreno still wants to win. If Mr. Moreno wanted to win, they should start signing top-tier free agents, rather than players from League Two and Three or players recovering from major surgeries. I don’t think Shohei Ohtani has the loyalty of Mike Trout so if they end up in League Two next year Ohtani will go to a winning team with a chance to get a ring.
Hearing the news that Arte Moreno is not selling the team and will remain the owner of the Angels is like hearing that the Titanic will keep its current ship’s captain.
https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2023-01-28/la-times-sports-letters-arte-moreno-angels-sale Letters: Arte Moreno’s Angels sale reversal fires up fans