Major League Baseball revealed over the weekend that their commissioner sent a denial letter to the Oakland Athletics over the summer, to block their plans to move to San Jose.
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free-agent left-hander Scott Kazmir is closing in on a $22 million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics.
A lawyer for San Jose said the city plans to request sworn statements from Major League Baseball’s Commissioner and owners of 30 teams after a federal judge on Friday allowed the city to proceed with a lawsuit claiming MLB disrupted a contract by the Oakland A’s to buy land to move to San Jose.
Oakland didn’t get a hit until the seventh inning, and even though the team brought the tying run at the plate in the ninth with two outs, it wasn’t meant to be for the AL West champs this year. Again.
Two huge events will likely cause serious traffic congestion in the East Bay on Thursday night. Oakland will be hosting both a sold out Pink concert and the fifth and deciding ALDS game in the Oakland A’s and Detroit Tigers series.
Max Scherzer escaped a major jam in relief and the Detroit Tigers – helped by two fans who reached out to try to reel in Victor Martinez’s disputed home run.
If Max Scherzer had not locked up every vote for the American League Cy Young already, he probably converted any remaining doubters with his gutsy performance as a reliever Tuesday.
Max Scherzer escaped a major jam in relief and the Detroit Tigers – helped by two fans who reached out to try to reel in Victor Martinez’s disputed home run – rallied past the Oakland Athletics 8-6 on Tuesday to force a decisive fifth game in their AL division series.
Baseball’s playoffs no longer are an exclusive club of high rollers. The Oakland Athletics, 27th on the spending list at $71.1 million according to Major League Baseball’s latest figures, won the AL West and will face Detroit.
Brett Anderson could hardly be happier about returning to the postseason, even if it’s in a much different role than he’s accustomed to with the Oakland Athletics.