Rehashed too many times ... the Pohlads initially invested $5 million in the Twins and then have made payments, improvements, contributed generously to the community, etc., etc., etc.
The comparisons are a moot point because while you could have bought Tesla stock or invested in whatever retirement fund, you could not buy a baseball team no matter your net worth without permission from MLB. The books are closed and the public knows virtually nothing about a club's financial portrait.
When the Twins were threatening to move, they turned down offers to sell the team. It's a business and these guys know how accounting works. We never need to defend the owners. We can speculate.
Whether the Twins choose to sign Jake Odorizzi is more based on the other options available to improve the team going forward than the exact monies spent. Odorizzi should get close to $45 million over 3-4 years. Do we prefer that contract or should the Twins take a shot at Kluber and Hill this year for $11 million? Remember that the team still has Dobnak, Smeltzer, Thorpe, Duran, and Balazovic around too.