The Guardians have been in the market for a minority owner since John Sherman left in 2019 to buy the Kansas City Royals. Now you can fill this gap.
on Monday afternoon, Guardians owner and CEO Paul Dolan confirmed a report from Sportico that the team had had talks with David Blitzer. Sportico reported earlier in the day that Blitzer’s share of the team would be 35%.
“While I can confirm meaningful discussions with David Blitzer about the purchase of a minority stake in the Cleveland Guardians, we cannot make any further comments,” said Dolan.
The role wouldn’t be new to Blitzer, who has been a partner in the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils for the past decade. The Guardians have insisted that their payroll will increase in 2022 and that it would again be hugely beneficial to receive financial help from a minority owner.