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07:34 AM ET 12.20 | For now, it seems, the Oakland A's will remain under current ownership. The City of Oakland can press all it wants for the A's to move to a new waterfront site at Howard Terminal, but that move seems unlikely to happen as long as the current ownership group, led by John Fisher and Lew Wolff, continues to call the shots. And despite a report in the East Bay Express that Warriors owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber might be interested in buying the team and building a new park on the Howard Terminal site, a sale is not happening. "No one has approached us for a sale," Wolff told this newspaper Thursday. "And we are not interested in being approached." Guber told the Los Angeles Times that suggestions of his interest in buying the team were "100 percent not true."

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December 20, 2013  09:00 AM ET

The A's have been a remarkably successful small market team and deserve a new yard. However the city of Oakland is in financial distress so they're not going to be any help.

December 20, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Worst ball park in the major leagues, more suitable for the Raiders to play there.

December 20, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Please, move this team already.

Back to Philladelphia.

December 20, 2013  09:35 AM ET

Move the A's to Portland, OR and the Rays to Charlotte, NC.

December 20, 2013  01:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Move the A's to Portland, OR and the Rays to Charlotte, NC.

Sacramento is the optimal site for the A's. The fans there already fill the AAA ballpark for the A's farm club, the River Cats. The A's could easily draw 2-3 million in Sacramento.

December 20, 2013  02:37 PM ET

Stay in your lane and root for your own home team and if you dont have one just keep watching the Oakland A's play in Oakland. You see us on tv you saw the playoffs crowd atmosphere, you see it on tv at the warriors game, you see the Raiders crowd on tv it's nothing like oakland but u outsiders just keep hating because we love it check are history.

December 20, 2013  02:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Sacramento is the optimal site for the A's. The fans there already fill the AAA ballpark for the A's farm club, the River Cats. The A's could easily draw 2-3 million in Sacramento.

No, just no.

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December 20, 2013  07:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

No, just no.

At least if the A's came to Sacramento the fans could see a pro team win once in a while. Kings fans (especially those in favor of public funds for the arena) are out of their minds.

December 20, 2013  08:45 PM ET

The Cupertino Apple!!!

December 21, 2013  08:41 AM ET

Sacramento? Portland? These cities may boost attendance for a few years. But when the novelty wears off, will they have the population to consistently support a major league team for 82 home games?

 
December 22, 2013  01:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Move the A's to Portland, OR and the Rays to Charlotte, NC.

Portland has twice lost a Triple A franchise. Years ago it did, but the city no longer supports baseball.

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