A’s to Oakland: Drop Dead (Baseball Prospectus Unfiltered)

Don’t assume the San Jose A’s are a foregone conclusion by any means, but moving the team there is more likely than it seemed last week:

During my chat a couple of weeks back, I wrote of the Oakland A’s future now that their Fremont stadium plans are dead:

I still say the most likely scenario is [owner Lew] Wolff stays put in Oakland for the next few years, and hopes either the housing market recovers or a couple of million people unexpectedly move to Fresno in the interim.

That’s certainly the scenario that made the most sense, but apparently Wolff had other ideas… [read more]