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5 days ago  
There was a story printed today in Nashville about the situation in Oakland. Understandably, the odds are against it, but local baseball promoters feel the A's could wind up moving here.

I'm not holding my breath.
 
5 days ago  

NotCodger: There was a story printed today in Nashville about the situation in Oakland. Understandably, the odds are against it, but local baseball promoters feel the A's could wind up moving here.

I'm not holding my breath.


I'm pretty sure that the MLB owners group have already given permission for the A's to follow the Raiders and relocate to Vegas. And in doing so, have completely sabotaged any negotiations with Oakland to keep the team there. The A's are tired of being a "small market team" and want to leave Oakland, and the MLB owners want that sweet, sweet relocation fee. At this point, it's pretty much a given that the A's will play their final season in Oakland next year.
 
5 days ago  
Oakland's needed new stadia for all its teams for nearly two decades now.  It doesn't mean their taxpayers should pay for them though.  If you can afford to own a "big four" franchise?  You can afford to own, and maintain, the physical plant it plays in.  And if you can't?  Get the hell out of that business.

To their credit, their politicians up until now have seemed more or less willing to tell sports franchise owners to fark off once the numbers get past a certain point.  Unfortunately, instead of being the clarion call for other cities nationwide to heed?  This will be the clarion call for them to call the A's and say, "Hey... we've got more money if you move here instead," propelling the team to move for the third time in its 121 year history.
 
5 days ago  

Dick Gozinya: NotCodger: There was a story printed today in Nashville about the situation in Oakland. Understandably, the odds are against it, but local baseball promoters feel the A's could wind up moving here.

I'm not holding my breath.

I'm pretty sure that the MLB owners group have already given permission for the A's to follow the Raiders and relocate to Vegas. And in doing so, have completely sabotaged any negotiations with Oakland to keep the team there. The A's are tired of being a "small market team" and want to leave Oakland, and the MLB owners want that sweet, sweet relocation fee. At this point, it's pretty much a given that the A's will play their final season in Oakland next year.


Agreed
 
5 days ago  

NotCodger: Dick Gozinya: NotCodger: There was a story printed today in Nashville about the situation in Oakland. Understandably, the odds are against it, but local baseball promoters feel the A's could wind up moving here.

I'm not holding my breath.

I'm pretty sure that the MLB owners group have already given permission for the A's to follow the Raiders and relocate to Vegas. And in doing so, have completely sabotaged any negotiations with Oakland to keep the team there. The A's are tired of being a "small market team" and want to leave Oakland, and the MLB owners want that sweet, sweet relocation fee. At this point, it's pretty much a given that the A's will play their final season in Oakland next year.

Agreed


Yup, and now you have to figure out which NBA team is moving to Vegas to complete the set there.  Probably the Sacramento Kings.
 
5 days ago  
Yup, and now you have to figure out which NBA team is moving to Vegas to complete the set there.  Probably the Sacramento Kings.
---that is such a perfect fit..even the team name seems destined for Vegas!
 
5 days ago  
Move back to Kansas City, share the single stadium with the Royals. Think of the savings!
 
5 days ago  

NotCodger: There was a story printed today in Nashville about the situation in Oakland. Understandably, the odds are against it, but local baseball promoters feel the A's could wind up moving here.

I'm not holding my breath.


Nashville would be a good place for a team, but the Braves are allowed to have control of like six states, so good luck with that.

The As would have moved to San Jose 15-20 years ago but the Giants blocked it, even though they're no closer to San Jose than the As are.
 
5 days ago  

Dick Gozinya: The A's are tired of being a "small market team" and want to leave Oakland


You're not wrong but how do they fix that by moving to a market that will make Kansas City seem huge in comparison?
 
5 days ago  

Dick Gozinya: he A's are tired of being a "small market team" and want to leave Oakland


I haven't followed it all that closely, but I believe that they loved being a small market team because they got some annual windfall from the League for many years.

The League recently changed the rules about how the $$$ pot gets divided, so now they are "tired" of it.
 
5 days ago  

Dafatone: The As would have moved to San Jose 15-20 years ago but the Giants blocked it, even though they're no closer to San Jose than the As are.


And the A's used to own the rights to San Jose, but gave those rights up to the Giants when the Giants were trying to leave Candlestick Park.  Then the Giants refused to return those rights.
 
5 days ago  

mactheknife: Oakland's needed new stadia for all its teams for nearly two decades now.  It doesn't mean their taxpayers should pay for them though.  If you can afford to own a "big four" franchise?  You can afford to own, and maintain, the physical plant it plays in.  And if you can't?  Get the hell out of that business.

To their credit, their politicians up until now have seemed more or less willing to tell sports franchise owners to fark off once the numbers get past a certain point.  Unfortunately, instead of being the clarion call for other cities nationwide to heed?  This will be the clarion call for them to call the A's and say, "Hey... we've got more money if you move here instead," propelling the team to move for the third time in its 121 year history.


The A's have committed to building the stadium with their own money ($1 billion +). The hold up is the ancillary stuff.

/that the team owners were on a flight to Vegas just a few hours after the council vote says a whole lot
 
5 days ago  

Mrtraveler01: Dick Gozinya: The A's are tired of being a "small market team" and want to leave Oakland

You're not wrong but how do they fix that by moving to a market that will make Kansas City seem huge in comparison?


omaha - "see, we have stuff too!"
 
5 days ago  

Dr.Fey: Dafatone: The As would have moved to San Jose 15-20 years ago but the Giants blocked it, even though they're no closer to San Jose than the As are.

And the A's used to own the rights to San Jose, but gave those rights up to the Giants when the Giants were trying to leave Candlestick Park.  Then the Giants refused to return those rights.


Point is, teams shouldn't have rights to places, period. No one is all that interested in putting their team in a city that already has a team unless it's the rare city that can support two teams. The bay area is big enough to do so. I'm not an expert on it, but I'd imagine that SF and San Jose can support two teams about as well as SF and Oakland could.

/San Jose is the second-highest population city in the state, after all.
 
5 days ago  

Dafatone: Dr.Fey: Dafatone: The As would have moved to San Jose 15-20 years ago but the Giants blocked it, even though they're no closer to San Jose than the As are.

And the A's used to own the rights to San Jose, but gave those rights up to the Giants when the Giants were trying to leave Candlestick Park.  Then the Giants refused to return those rights.

Point is, teams shouldn't have rights to places, period. No one is all that interested in putting their team in a city that already has a team unless it's the rare city that can support two teams. The bay area is big enough to do so. I'm not an expert on it, but I'd imagine that SF and San Jose can support two teams about as well as SF and Oakland could.

/San Jose is the second-highest population city in the state, after all.


Correction because my dumb ass decided to spout facts without looking them up. San Jose is third behind San Diego.
 
5 days ago  

jake_lex: Yup, and now you have to figure out which NBA team is moving to Vegas to complete the set there.  Probably the Sacramento Kings.


They just got a new building so they're not moving. The NBA is going to want to do expansion to make up for some of the pandemic-caused financial losses, so that's the most likely route.

/plus, that will almost certainly lead to bringing back the Sonics so Vegas would be the favorite for the other spot
 
5 days ago  

Dafatone: NotCodger: There was a story printed today in Nashville about the situation in Oakland. Understandably, the odds are against it, but local baseball promoters feel the A's could wind up moving here.

I'm not holding my breath.

Nashville would be a good place for a team, but the Braves are allowed to have control of like six states, so good luck with that.


They should only be allowed to have rights to TN/NC/SC if they put all their games on TBS, like god and Ted intended.

/And the Cubs should be required by federal law to put all their games on WGN.
 
5 days ago  

desertgeek: jake_lex: Yup, and now you have to figure out which NBA team is moving to Vegas to complete the set there.  Probably the Sacramento Kings.

They just got a new building so they're not moving. The NBA is going to want to do expansion to make up for some of the pandemic-caused financial losses, so that's the most likely route.

/plus, that will almost certainly lead to bringing back the Sonics so Vegas would be the favorite for the other spot


Yeah, you're probably right.  NBA expansion teams in Seattle and Vegas does sound like the most logical path here.
 
5 days ago  

UNC_Samurai: Dafatone: NotCodger: There was a story printed today in Nashville about the situation in Oakland. Understandably, the odds are against it, but local baseball promoters feel the A's could wind up moving here.

I'm not holding my breath.

Nashville would be a good place for a team, but the Braves are allowed to have control of like six states, so good luck with that.

They should only be allowed to have rights to TN/NC/SC if they put all their games on TBS, like god and Ted intended.

/And the Cubs should be required by federal law to put all their games on WGN.


Nah. Get rid of territorial rights, period. We shouldn't allow market-size advantages based on national broadcasts or territories.

Mlb.tv exists. If you want a big market, you should field a good team that interests people. If you're the braves, you can do it through human trafficking as God intended.
 
5 days ago  

NotCodger: There was a story printed today in Nashville about the situation in Oakland. Understandably, the odds are against it, but local baseball promoters feel the A's could wind up moving here.

I'm not holding my breath.


Nah, they are headed to Vegas.

And with that statement from MLB commissioner Manfred, it looks like the other teams and MLB itself are perfectly fine with this.
 
5 days ago  
Oakland's needed new stadia for all its teams for nearly two decades now.

There's nothing wrong with the Coliseum (except MT Davis) if you like going to a ball game to, you know, watch the farking game. I don't need constant stimulation like a 3 year old in some shiatty combination of a mid tier casino with a food court.
 
5 days ago  

drewogatory: Oakland's needed new stadia for all its teams for nearly two decades now.

There's nothing wrong with the Coliseum (except MT Davis) if you like going to a ball game to, you know, watch the farking game. I don't need constant stimulation like a 3 year old in some shiatty combination of a mid tier casino with a food court.


Yeah, there's nothing wrong with that place; if you don't mind sewage leaks
 
5 days ago  

desertgeek: drewogatory: Oakland's needed new stadia for all its teams for nearly two decades now.

There's nothing wrong with the Coliseum (except MT Davis) if you like going to a ball game to, you know, watch the farking game. I don't need constant stimulation like a 3 year old in some shiatty combination of a mid tier casino with a food court.

Yeah, there's nothing wrong with that place; if you don't mind sewage leaks


It's not like they hand me a mop and bucket when I go through the turnstiles. Be way cheaper to fix than building a whole new stadium. And the water table isn't going to stop them from trying to turn the whole Coliseum complex into a bunch of very expensive condos. Clearly, whatever they have planned for that site is where they are expecting to make the big $$$$, a free stadium is just a cherry on top.
 
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