Bobby Poyner

Bobby Poyner

#66RP,
Bio
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/217 lbs
Bat: L
Throw: L
Born: West Palm Beach, Florida
College: Florida
Draft: 2015 14th round by the
  • Scoop: Boston Red Sox strike out on deal to go public
    Axios

    Scoop: Boston Red Sox strike out on deal to go public

    The parent company of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool F.C. has ended talks to sell a minority ownership stake to RedBall Acquisition, a SPAC formed by longtime baseball executive Billy Beane and investor Gerry Cardinale, Axios has learned from multiple sources. An alternative investment, structured more like private equity, remains possible.Why it matters: Red Sox fans won't be able to buy stock in the team any time soon. Get smarter, faster with the news CEOs, entrepreneurs and top politicians read. Sign up for Axios Newsletters here.Background: Deal talks first leaked last October, with RedBall seeking to acquire between a 20-25% stake of Fenway Sports Group at around an $8 billion valuation. * It would have been funded by $575 million that RedBall raised in its IPO, plus up to $950 million Redball sought to raise from Cardinale's private equity firm (RedBird Capital Partners) and outside investors. * Neither FSG nor RedBall ever confirmed their talks, nor would regulatory restrictions have allowed them to do so.What happened: RedBall couldn't raise enough outside capital at the asking price. * Forbes last year estimated that the Red Sox were valued at $3.3 billion, compared to the $380 million that its ownership group paid back in 2002. That total does not include Liverpool or some of Fenway Sports Group's other assets, which include a NASCAR team and regional sports network that airs Red Sox and Boston Bruins games.What happens now: Cardinale and FSG still may try to negotiate a private investment deal, but not one that would immediately result in a public stock listing. * RedBall will continue to seek out an acquisition target, possibly in pro soccer or gaming.Be smart: sign up FREE for the most influential newsletter in America.

  • Chaim Bloom throws out the old rules in shrewd Adam Ottavino trade
    NBC Sports Boston

    Chaim Bloom throws out the old rules in shrewd Adam Ottavino trade

    The Red Sox and rival Yankees rarely swing trades, but by landing Adam Ottavino, Chaim Bloom proved he has plan he's willing to execute at any cost, writes John Tomase.

  • Jarren Duran's MVP performance shows what kind of player he could be in Boston
    NBC Sports Boston

    Jarren Duran's MVP performance shows what kind of player he could be in Boston

    Jarren Duran has yet to make much headway as a Red Sox prospect, but his stellar performance in the Puerto Rican winter league World Series is a very encouraging sign, writes John Tomase.