- Dec 1, 2000
A 2013 LA Times piece says Beane has a 4% stake. That’s a helluva buyout; Forbes values the team at $1.1b.Beane has an ownership stake with the A's...right?
Henry does have an ace up the sleeve, though - he could dangle a stake in Liverpool and maybe even some kind of advising role there. Beane currently owns 10% of Barnsley FC, and the club is doing well. This season they were promoted to the Championship, England’s second tier and one of the best attended soccer leagues in the world. Barnsley are currently 3rd from the bottom with the fewest goals scored but, actually, are middle-of-the-pack in goals allowed. Anyway, getting involved with Liverpool would be climbing to the top of the profession.
Edit: Forbes pegs the Sox at $3.2b, and Liverpool was approached by a consortium valuing the club at $2b back in January. So a 1% stake in each club would surpass the value of Beane’s combined A’s and Barnsley positions. But again, that’s a helluva buyout.