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Angels News: Arte Moreno Reportedly Rejected Massive Offers During 2022 Franchise Bids for Halos

Big money here!

The Los Angeles Angels were very close to being sold away to new ownership around this time last year when Arte Moreno met with multiple suitors after announcing that he was planning to sell the franchise. He had been receiving a ton of backlash for years from the fanbase about multiple things including lack of a competitive roster and bad draft decisions.

However, Moreno chose to cut off all discussions and remain owner of the Halos. He later revealed in an interview with Sports Illustrated that he got cold feet during the selling process and loved the game of baseball too much to already walk away from it. At the time, Moreno did not reveal the exact number that he was being offered for the team but admitted it was pretty large and continued to mention everything he's done for the city of Anaheim in his time as the Angels' owner.

But ESPN has now reported some actual offers that Moreno rejected last year for the team and let's just say... he was not kidding when he was talking about how big the sums were.

"The Angels, sources said, had five prospective buyers who were willing to bid at least $2.5 billion, a mark that would have surpassed the current record held by the New York Mets. Sure, the Angels have made the postseason only once in the past 14 years and are promised only one more season of Shohei Ohtani, but there were several factors that made it appealing to some of the wealthiest people in the world."

(Via ESPN)

There are just certain emotions that no amount of money can buy and in this case, $2.5 billion could not do it for Moreno. He is certainly looking to shock the world and help oversee the Angels make the playoffs for the first time since 2014 and also re-sign Shohei Ohtani. Let's see if his decision was the right one!