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10:24 AM ET 03.04 | The "Moneyball" film came up empty with the Academy Award voters, and the same fate beckons for Billy Beane and Oakland A's owners Lew Wolff and John Fisher in their determined effort to move to a new stadium in Hi-Tech haven. The latter prospect, in which, for a variety of reasons, MLB is going to uphold the San Francisco Giants' territorial rights in San Jose, will be especially disheartening for Beane. The man behind "Moneyballl" essentially blew up his pitching staff, trading his 1-2 starters, Gio Gonzalez and Trevor Cahill, to the Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks, respectively, and shipped closer Andrew Bailey to the Red Sox -- for a bushelful of prospects and young players. All the deals were designed to have a contending-ready team in three years when, presumably, the A's would be liberated from the gloomy, outmoded Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and on their way to San Jose.

New York Daily News

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March 4, 2012  10:36 AM ET

San Jose would be perfect, they can call themseves the Bees instead of the Aaaaaaaa's

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March 4, 2012  12:44 PM ET

That area can't really support two teams successfully. Not for a 162 game season in the Norther CA summer where there's so much else to do.

March 4, 2012  12:57 PM ET
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The Giants couldnt make it in NY. And they won't in CA either. Seeing a WC from there wont come anymore in this century if they stay. They won recently only due in part to the Law of Avgs.

As a Yankee fan, I can say this with no problem whatsoever...comments like yours make Yankee fans sound excessively arrogant. Was it law of averages that gave them Lincecum and Cain on the same staff? No...it was doing what teams do...scout good players and sign them. Their pitching was head and shoulders better than Philly and Texas...so they won. Please, they won 5 World Series and 17 NL pennants in NY...they have 4 pennants and a WS since moving...they are doing just fine.

March 4, 2012  01:57 PM ET
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The Giants couldnt make it in NY. And they won't in CA either. Seeing a WC from there wont come anymore in this century if they stay. They won recently only due in part to the Law of Avgs.

Riiiiiiiiight. Lincecum, Cain, Bumgarner, Wilson...
One of the best staffs in years had nothing to do with it. And the Giants are making it fine in SF, selling out nearly every game at A.T.&T.

March 4, 2012  02:24 PM ET
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The Giants couldnt make it in NY. And they won't in CA either.

You seem to do exceedingly well at not making valid points.

March 4, 2012  02:31 PM ET
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MLB should have said Oakland was in the Giants' territory decades ago and never allowed a franchise to be moved there.

The Giants Made 1 Mistake, Candlestick Park was a disaster, it really didn't give Giants the showplace for The Great Willie Mays, they locked themselves into a bad deal and that's a shame.
They would have been almost an unbeatable Team had chose another park or City. They got it going now, & shouldn't worry about the fan base in San Jose, they still have a lot of Giant Fans here in NY! Good Luck to them, if they can talk to that air-head Pagan & manage him, they might be pleasantly surprised, but the guy is a loose Cannon, he played in Chicago as well!

March 4, 2012  04:48 PM ET
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The A's need something. Their stadium sucks, their team sucks...move to San Antonio, and the A's would compete with the Rangers and Astros in the AL West.

maybe the A's should be moved to hawaii, or to puerto rico, perhaps one of this two states can develop the A's franchise to higher and competetive team!!!

March 4, 2012  06:36 PM ET

It may be time to contract this pathetic franchise.

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March 4, 2012  10:05 PM ET

If you live in Northern California, you'd know that Oakland-Alameda area is less desirable than San Jose. That's were the billionaire's are in Silicon Valley.

March 5, 2012  05:48 AM ET
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When did Puerto Rico become a state?

Over here in Europe, people invariably claim that the US has 52 states (?????). Puerto Rico must be one of them, I guess.

March 5, 2012  06:39 AM ET
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When did Puerto Rico become a state?

Obama unilaterally made it one of the 57 States.

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March 5, 2012  09:11 AM ET

San Antonio is the 7th biggest city in the U.S. It wildly supports the Spurs in the NBA. It would be a wonderful place to relocate and re-focus for the A's. Remember -- they've moved before.

March 5, 2012  11:05 AM ET

Move the A's to Las Vegas and into a domed stadium. We've got plemty of open land, 2.5 million residents as a potential fan base and more than 40 million annual tourists.

 
March 5, 2012  01:58 PM ET
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Move the A's to Las Vegas and into a domed stadium. We've got plemty of open land, 2.5 million residents as a potential fan base and more than 40 million annual tourists.

That's sure to work since there's not much else to do in Vegas + knowing how much MLB loves rubbing shoulders with the casino business.

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