Rob Manfred Says He’s Not Confident A’s Will Remain in Oakland
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred told Chris “Mad Dog”, Russo, that he’s “no more optimistic” that the A-s will stay in Oakland , per USA TODAY Bob Nightengale.
“I think the mayor in Oakland has made a huge effort to try to get it done in Oakland,” Manfred said.
“It just doesn’t look like it’s going to happen.”
If the A’s do leave Oakland, Manfred mentioned that Las Vegas would be the most likely move for the team. I think the A’s have been prudent in exploring Las Vegas alternatives, considering the lack of pace here. He said that they should look for an alternative. The A’s have been in desperate need of a new stadium for a long time. In May of 2021, MLB told Oakland’s front office to explore relocation if a new stadium deal couldn’t be reached.
The current lease at Oakland Coliseum runs through 2024, and MLB has said in the past that rebuilding at the current location is not a viable option.
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