Aquasox sold

Dave · September 15, 2004 at 5:28 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

The Aquasox were sold to a lawyer from Ohio today. The Sperandios wish to be closer to their family. That’s a pretty popular reason for when baseball folks leave town around here. If they end up in Tampa, we’ll know something is amiss.


2 Responses to “Aquasox sold”

  1. Paul Weaver on September 16th, 2004 11:38 am

    It’s odd that an owner can own more than one team in the minors. I’m sure there are probably rules to protect against abuses. I know that in the earlier stages of major league baseball, owners would move the best players from one team they owned to another team they owned in order to win a championship – totally screwing over the bad team.

  2. Dave on September 16th, 2004 11:45 am

    It’s actually very common for minor league owners to be conglomerates. Mandalay Entertainment owns 6 teams, I believe.

    Minor league teams have absolutely no control over player contracts. They sign a player development agreement with the parent organization, but the major league club controls all aspects of the players assignment.