The A’s have been given tentative guidelines for a potential move to San Jose by MLB, sources tell the LA Times.
The report does not state what the guidelines or “criteria” are, but does point out that this does not mean the A’s will be moving to San Jose, since the Giants still own the territorial rights and have not given them up as of now.
It has been no secret the A’s want to move out of the outdated O.Co Coliseum and into a new ballpark in San Jose, but have not received the Giants approval.
In 2009, both the A’s and Giants asked the commissioner’s office to decide on the issue of territorial rights. Commissioner Bud Selig organized a “blue-ribbon committee” to look into the situation, but no verdict has been reached.
“The committee continues to work hard on this very complex, complicated situation,” said MLB spokesman Pat Courtney.