The Oakland Athletics may not be in Oakland for much longer, if new reports about the prove true: USA Today writer Bob Nightengale reports that sources say the Athletics will be granted permission to move to San Jose by February.
This move has been a possibility simmering on a back burner for some time now; Rob Neyer wrote about the potential of the San Jose A's in September. But while it has been a possibility for many years, with the A's looking to improve their accommodations from the outdated O.co Coliseum to a new ballpark and/or get out from under the shadow of the successful San Francisco Giants, this new approval may accelerate a timeline to get the A's out of the city they have called home since 1968.
The A's have been succeeding as second-class MLB citizens for some years. A move to San Jose may change the calculus in the Bay Area.
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