For the past half-decade, Oakland A’s co-owner Lew Wolff has tried desperately to move his team to San Jose and has made it clear that he has no intention of keeping the A’s in Oakland. He’s been stymied, however, by Major League Baseball, which has refused to green-light the proposed move. And then late last week, a federal judge sided with the league and delivered yet another devastating blow to Wolff’s plans. As such, it’s time for Wolff to finally realize what has been obvious for some time now: The team is never going to San Jose, and he and his partners should put the A’s on the market and sell the ballclub to investors who are willing to keep it in Oakland.
- Robert Gammon, East Bay Express
It’s been more than a decade since the Raiders won a game coming off a bye week, yet players are encouraged by the approach used by coach Dennis Allen in getting that changed.
For evidence, players point to last season when the Raiders outplayed the 5-0 Atlanta Falcons, on the road, in a game Oakland squandered at the very end.
“We came out, everybody took care of their body, we got refreshed, and it showed,” cornerback/punt returner Phillip Adams said of the Raiders’ first game after their bye week.
On Wednesday, the Raiders concluded their second practice of the week before they dashed for the parking lot and headed into a four-day break.
- Steve Corkran, Bay Area News Group
Putting everything into perspective, Posey deserves a “B” grade for his efforts. Overall, he had a pretty good year, seeing as he hit .294 and hit 15 homers for the season. But there’s higher expectations for a player who’s as highly-regarded and highly-paid as Posey is, and ultimately he didn’t deliver.
He needs to go back to the drawing board, figure out what went wrong, and make adjustments next year so that he can be productive for the entire season, instead of playing well in the first half and then burning out.
- Patrick Karraker, Rant Sports