Did anything happen at the owners meetings today?


21 Responses to Did anything happen at the owners meetings today?

  1. EddieVegas_NRAF says:

    Perhaps you could do a screenshot for those of us at work and unable to see Twitter?

  2. Makhan Singh says:

    Oh good. I was afraid they were going to make too quick of a decision.

  3. eb says:

    So, at this point they have to be waiting on something specific, right? What other major sport would treat its third most successful franchise of all time like complete crap?

  4. Ethan says:


    “There’s no question that San Antonio is getting closer and closer with the explosive growth of population, rising income levels and a booming television market,” Castro told the newspaper. “Our city is closer than it ever has been, but it’s also still a challenge to predict exactly when we’ll get something.”

    San Antonio A’s?

  5. Tony D says:

    Uh, no.
    There’s always tomorrow…

  6. berry says:

    Yeah Bud wants to dump this on the new commisoner… if I owned the A’s and i couldnt get San Jose (at least any time soon) and i dont want to use my money to stay in Oakland.. then honestly i would sell… nothing is wrong with that lew… its just the cards you were dealt… sigh…

  7. pjk says:

    Selig remains camped out under his desk, terrified of the Giants. Business as usual….

  8. pjk says:

    re: then honestly i would sell

    …he’ll end up selling to somebody willing to take a cursory look at Oakland, who then decides it’s not viable without massive public funding and then petitions to move the team elsewhere.

  9. Mike421 says:

    @pjk – “he’ll end up selling to somebody willing to take a cursory look at Oakland, who then decides it’s not viable without massive public funding and then petitions to move the team elsewhere.”
    That’s the outcome I’m sure the Giants are angling for. The Bay Area will be a one-team market and the 10th largest city in the U.S. (San Jose) will be forever banned from having its own MLB team so long as the Giants continue to claim it as their own exclusive fiefdom.

  10. Big Al says:

    lol. thank god we had a great season this year, otherwise i would be pissed about this.

  11. baycommuter says:

    That’s a lot to read into the absence of news … complete silence could also be a prerequisite to talks going on behind the scenes.

  12. pjk says:

    The Giants have no incentive to negotiate anything. And wimp Bud Selig won’t force the issue. So nothing happens…

  13. doctorK says:

    @pjk – exactly.

    For all those “OMG LEW LIED HE DIDNT TRY SELL THE TEAM NOW” folks, be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it.

  14. Tony D says:

    BC makes a good point. Considering all of the committees work is complete, what else could possibly be “new?” BTW, at least it was reported that the committee actually met. Them not meeting would have been a real bummer. Patience…

  15. dmoas says:

    Haven’t the Rays already sniffed at San Antonio? Odds are they’re not ready for a team, but given Tampa’s sort of in a worse (read: no alternative) position at the moment (though yes, there’s some long shot potential on the table), I could see them waiting it out for SA to be ready.

  16. Dan says:

    Ethan, I was thinking the same thing reading about that San Antonio exhibition yesterday. Sure seems like MLB feeling out the city which has quietly been building a Soccer Specific Stadium and of course built the Alamodome with no top level tenants identified. Being that they’re in business friendly Texas it’s not a stretch to think they might make a publicly funded play for one or more of the beleaguered teams including the A’s.

  17. berry says:

    hey dan when is the coliseum city annoucement???

  18. Nathan says:

    I recall it was the Marlins who looked at San Antonio before their fleecing of Miami.

  19. Dan says:

    Hey, Berry, why you asking me?

  20. Ed says:

    Thanks, ML.

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