Report: Owners Ready to Approve A’s Move to San Jose, But Issues Remain

May 25, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; General view of Coliseum during the fifth inning as Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Tyson Ross (66) delivers a pitch to New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (24). Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been 46 months since the case regarding the A’s move to San Jose was presented to MLB, and a final verdict has yet to be determined.

However, a report from states that the Giants and A’s are talking on the territorial rights issue, although nothing will be announced anytime soon.

Lew Wolff has longed to moved the A’s to San Jose, but the Giants are claiming territorial rights to the region and want $200 million to cede the rights, something that the stingy A’s don’t want to pay.

The report indicates that commissioner Bud Selig has the owners “lined up and ready to approve a move to San Jose,” but the main issue is compensation to the Giants.

The A’s recently signed a five-year contract to remain in the O.Co Coliseum.

Topics: Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants

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