Amid the club’s negligent management ‘responsibility theory’ for the injury of Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels), local media and former players criticized the Angels’ inefficient management method one after another, attracting attention. collect
Reporter Alden Gonzalez of ESPN, an American sports channel, said in an article titled ‘The Misfortune of the Past 10 Years’, “The last 10 years of the Angels have been a very unfortunate time due to the wrong investment and management style of the owner Art Moreno (77).” he pinched. Gonzalez is known to be more knowledgeable about the club than anyone else, having worked as a reporter for the Angels for a daily newspaper in the Los Angeles area in the past.
He said, “The owner of Moreno preferred only inexperienced people when appointing a general manager each time.” He pointed out that although he recruited 321 people, David Fletcher (29) is the only player who remains in the minor leagues under the current Angels club.”
Gonzalez continued, “Most of the Angels’ starting pitchers during this period were recruited through the free agent (FA) market.” Contribution to victory against players) was recorded,” he added. It means that not only player development but also recruitment failed.
Then, CJ Wilson (43), a former Angels pitcher, saw this article and expressed sympathy by introducing his experience in the comments left by fans.
Wilson, who played for the Angels for four years from 2012, said on his social media account, “The Angels team did not provide breakfast until the 2012 spring camp entered the second week. It wasn’t until 2012 that it was prepared. At my former club, Texas, it was 100% fully equipped.”
Responding to fans’ requests for ‘tell me more’, Wilson said, “Imagine how it feels to hear the players say, ‘Just die to first base and run hard, and you’ll get better’ in spring training. And ‘ Prepare physically by 8:00 a.m. If you are hungry, how would you feel if you were told to eat fast food on the way home?”
Wilson, a left-handed pitcher who made his major league debut in a Texas uniform in 2005, transferred to the Angels at the end of 2011 as a free agent. He retired after the 2016 season after recording 444 games, 94 wins, 70 losses, and an average ERA of 3.74 over 11 years in the big leagues, including winning double-digit wins for five consecutive seasons from 2010 to 2014.메이저놀이터
Wilson’s revelations continued. He said, “The Angels club rejected the purchase of an indoor running machine (Transmill) requested by Albert Pujols (43, retired) in the past because it was expensive. This is really funny.” The price of this machine is known to be around 70,000 dollars (approximately 93.1 million won).
At the time, Pujols’ contract amounted to a total of 250 million dollars (approximately 332.5 billion won) over 10 years. The fact that a club that can pay this amount did not purchase a $70,000 machine just because it was expensive can be interpreted as meaning that the management method was inefficient and stingy with investment.
Owner Moreno, who took over the Angels club in 2003, is a descendant of Mexican immigrants and is from Tucson, Arizona, USA. He started an outdoor signboard advertising business with the money he earned from participating in the Vietnam War, and it is known that he accumulated great wealth based on this.
Reviews of him are mixed. Forbes, an American economic magazine, pointed out the owner of Moreno, saying, ‘After acquiring the Angels, he showed remarkable management skills, such as doubling the club’s sales within a short time of less than three years. In particular, it is more surprising because it was achieved without building a new stadium.”
On the other hand, some fans are criticizing him, saying, ‘Because of the stingy management that Moreno showed after taking over the team, the Angels have never advanced to the World Series in the past 20 years and have only advanced to the postseason six times.’