Update 11:00 PM – Mark Purdy has a recap of today’s “events”.
MLB.com’s Barry M. Bloom reports that while Commissioner Bud Selig’s three-man panel made a presentation to the Executive Council today, there was nothing new to report on the Oakland/San Jose situation. The panel has presented information at different intervals, so this is no surprise. However, remember that everything comes from the top down: panel presents to Executive Committee, then the issue (probably) goes to the Relocation Committee, then to all of the owners for a vote (if it gets that far).
Spring training homes have no expressed territorial rights, so Lew Wolff’s efforts to put together a deal with Mesa at HoHokam Stadium continue unabated. According to Bloom, improvements to Hohokam would cost $10-15 million, with the city footing 60% of the bill and the A’s 40%. I look forward to seeing the plans, and will dissect them as you’d expect me to when the time comes.