This has gone on long enough, and the A’s are dire need of a new stadium. While a majority of the team’s small fan-base wants to keep the team in Oakland, A’s co-owner, Lew Wolff, has expressed time and time again that the team’s future is not in Oakland. According to the SF Chronicle, and Ball Park Digest, the committee appointed by Baseball’s Commissioner could suggest that the team stay in Oakland.
Wolff, who wants a new stadium, has expressed his interest in moving the team to San Jose, but the territorial rights to that area belong to the San Francisco Giants. The team, according to Wolff, has “exhausted all options in Oakland.” If the committee does deem Oakland a suitable place for a stadium, the A’s ownership could decide to sell the team, which in my opinion, would be the best move for the franchise.
The A’s have made the playoffs only once in Wolff’s tenure as owner, and many fans have expressed their interest in finding a new owner who is committed to winning a championship. However, regardless of the committee’s findings, the team still could find another place to move the franchise. If Wolff does not want to keep the team in Oakland, he should simply sell the team to someone who does.
According to multiple reports, the team expects to hear about the committee’s findings sometime this week…
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