The Baltimore Orioles are a historic MLB franchise. They have seen a number of quality seasons throughout their existence and are fortunate enough to play their home games at beautiful Camden Yards. However, the organization is currently in shambles. Not only is the on-field product lackluster, but Orioles ownership is in a state of complete turmoil. The Angelos family is currently feuding over ownership of the franchise, per the Baltimore Sun.
This is a breaking news story with details still being revealed. However, the following is what has been made public up to this point.
Louis Angelos accused his older brother John Angelos of taking control and ignoring their father's trust. Their father, Peter Angelos, reportedly set up a trust to take care of the Orioles' affairs. But John has seized power according to Louis. A lawsuit was filed as a result.
The situation in itself has a number of messy details. The lawsuit states that John used his power for personal reasons which created a conflict of interest. The lawsuit also states that the team was on the market to be sold before John turned down the deal on separate occasions.
This story is far from over. Their will likely need to be a court case barring an unforeseen agreement between the family. But the one thing that is clear is that the Angelos need to sell the Baltimore Orioles.
The Orioles are looking to contend. They are in the midst of a rebuild and feature plenty of young talent including future star Adley Rutschman. But building a winner is difficult when management is in shambles.