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    Re: O's Are (Quietly) For Sale



    I'm not even a baseball fan but I know what it's like to love a team with horrible ownership. I'm hoping this works for all the Orioles fans. It would be amazing to see one of the great franchises in baseball come back from the dead.
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    Not calling BS on this, but things that are too good to be true usually are. I would love for it to happen but I am curious to know what would prompt Angelos to sell now and how something like this could go on "quietly".




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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhcforlife View Post
    Not calling BS on this, but things that are too good to be true usually are. I would love for it to happen but I am curious to know what would prompt Angelos to sell now and how something like this could go on "quietly".
    Well, regarding why Angelos would sell now, is it really so unbelievable? The man clearly is very disinterested in baseball and doesn't care about owning a winning team or a storied franchise. From the way the team has been run throughout his tenure, it's clear he views being an MLB owner as simply another way to make money.

    The team will only go down in value from now on as they continue to be terrible and less fans go to the stadium. Angelos has the steady stream of funds from MASN and apparently part of the negotiation is that Angelos wants to keep that money. If he can and ditch a team he has no interest in, he'd probably do it.

    When owning the Orioles isn't profitable to him anymore Angelos will get rid of the team. Maybe now is that time?




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    Re: O's Are (Quietly) For Sale

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    If you give it a listen, it's pretty much implied that it's Bisciotti wanting to buy the team.
    We've asked Steve about owning the Orioles a couple of times when he's been on the Ravens Rap with us. He has emphatically stated he has no interest and points to the economics of baseball and the inability to effectively compete given the uneven (financial) playing field as being too out of whack for his liking. Besides, given the way Angelos treated Bisciotti's Ravens staff during the MASN dealings, the ONLY way that this kind of conversation has any lift off is if MASN is on the table. Then that becomes a great venue for Bisciotti and the Ravens. I could also see Ripken being in the mix.

    All that said, you have to wonder why potential estate taxes that inspired Art Modell to sell to Bisciotti wouldn't be a factor with Angelos and his sons. But I've never professed to being close to a tax accountant or an estate planner.
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    *Fingers Crossed*




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    Selling it to almost ANYONE who has a pulse would be a huge benefit! Please let this be true...
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    I'm not gonna hold my breath, BUT like someone else said if it's Steve I'll also drop a grand on tickets to make a statement.




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    Re: O's Are (Quietly) For Sale

    Quote Originally Posted by TL24x7 View Post
    the ONLY way that this kind of conversation has any lift off is if MASN is on the table.
    That's why I'm trying not to get my hopes up. I don't see Angelos giving MASN up easily, and I wouldn't expect Bisciotti to buy the team without it. But the estate tax is an interesting wrinkle I hadn't considered.




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    I hope it's true that Angelos may sell the Orioles, but it's too late for Flanagan. And yeah, I do blame that arrogant asshole Angelos for Flanny's suicide. Don't like it, too bad.




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    I'd be interested in watching baseball again if I knew there was an owner committed to winning.




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    i'd be the 3rd person to drop a grand if this was true. If they sold ownership i am willing to bet that the first few weeks the stadium would be sold out and rockin'.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Cactus View Post
    That's why I'm trying not to get my hopes up. I don't see Angelos giving MASN up easily, and I wouldn't expect Bisciotti to buy the team without it. But the estate tax is an interesting wrinkle I hadn't considered.
    This. Plus, the only way Angelos gives up that MASN money is if someone pries it from his dead fingers. I also think he's jealous of Bisciotti, and any business dealings between the two would be disingenuous on his part.




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    Re: O's Are (Quietly) For Sale

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Silver View Post
    I'd be interested in watching baseball again if I knew there was an owner committed to winning.
    The first he would do is hire competent baseball people and let them do their job. Which means the entire scouting department would be fired.




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    When Peter Angelos first became the Owner of the Baltimore Orioles, he spent plenty of money trying to field a quality team. During the mid-late nineties, it was the Yankees and Orioles, not Yankees and Red Sox, that were spending the big money, sort of speak. I get the sense that Angelos, being a relatively new baseball owner, felt that he had to field such a team to make money.

    Eventually, Angelos found a way to make money without spending close to 200 million on player payroll. That something was MASN. Any prospective owner will insist on MASN and the day Angelos gives it up is the day that we should really be concerned with his health.
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    Its going to happen eventually. You see rumors like this pop up every 6 months or so. Where there is smoke, there is fire.

    Plus, there is known to be interest in Angelos purchasing a horse racing track and adding slot machines to it. There are bylaws in the MLB that prevent any owner of a team from taking part in anything else gambling related. That me he has to choose.
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