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Sources close to Bob Nightengale of USA Today say that the Oakland Athletics will be granted permission by February to move to San Jose. The territory rights to San Jose are currently being held by the San Francisco Giants.
The decision is not official and sources close to the San Jose Mercury News (as reported by Joe Stiglich and Tracy Seipel) say that “nothing has changed. No decision has been made.”
A's owner Lew Wolff says that he's “very confident” that the league is close to clearing the way for his team to move to the South Bay.
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BEST OF MAXIM
It almost seems like a dare.
The Oakland Athletics are again dismantling, this time in preparation for a move to San Jose that baseball has yet to formally consider, much less approve.
"We have no chance but to operate under the possible illusion that we'll get a new stadium," A's general manager Billy Beane said Friday. "It's really the only answer for...
In an announcement by the Oakland Athletics, the team has designated catcher Landon Powell and outfielder Jai Miller for assignment. The move was done to accommodate the trade that the team had with the Nationals this week.
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Athletics GM Billy Beane spoke to reporters after the Gio Gonzalez trade was made official earlier today. Here's a recap of the news...
"We’re putting a team together as if we’re going to have a new stadium," said Beane according to MLB.com's Jane Lee (on Twitter). "I don’t think we have any other choice."
Beane said that payroll will be...
A's catcher Kurt Suzuki has been busy prepping for the 2012 season but is also using the offseason to take in moments with his wife and baby daughter, who is enjoying her first holiday season.
After the Gio Gonzalez trade the Oakland A's had to designate two players for assignment, two days before Christmas Laden Powell and Jai Miller found out they are no longer on Oakland's major league roster. Powell is the least interesting of the two to me because of the signing of Rob Johnson, Powell is a 29 y/o right handed catcher who was a first round pick in 2004 by Oakland...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has kept his eye on Gio Gonzalez for the last decade or so. Now, the left-hander is a member of Rizzo's starting rotation.
Athletic’s GM Billy Beane is getting lots of praise today for the hauls he’s apparently gotten for young pitchers Trevor Cahill and Gio Gonzalez, two pitchers Beane hailed as the part of the sustainable winning run he predicted back in 2007 when he traded his team’s best players at the time; Nick Swisher and Dan Haren.
Now five years later, both players are gone and apparently...
A's general manager Billy Beane declined comment on a report that the A's will receive permission by February to move to San Jose.
The Athletics will be granted permission to move to San Jose by February, top Major League sources tell Bob Nightengale of USA Today (via Twitter). A's GM Billy Beane declined comment on the report according to Joe Stiglich of the Bay Area News Group (via Twitter). However, Nightengale tweets that the A's have received private assurances from MLB about the impending approval...
Hot News for C Landon Powell
The Yankees liked pitcher Gio Gonzalez, but the price was too high.
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has kept his eye on Gio Gonzalez for the last decade or so. Now, the left-hander is a member of Rizzo's starting rotation.
The Nationals made it official Friday, acquiring left-hander Gio Gonzalez and right-hander Robert Gilliam from the Athletics for catcher Derek Norris and pitchers Brad Peacock, Tommy Milone and A.J. Cole.