Thursday, January 12, 2012
Progress in Athletics' move to San Jose
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. -- Commissioner Bud Selig says Major League Baseball is working "at a rather quick pace" to resolve the proposed move of the Oakland Athletics to a proposed new ballpark in San Jose.
Selig says there was a comprehensive presentation on the situation to the owners' executive council on Wednesday. Selig says he doesn't want to get into any details yet but the issue is, in his words, "very much on the front burner."
The A's want to move to San Jose but the San Francisco Giants have had territorial rights to San Jose since 1993. Selig appointed a committee in March 2009 to evaluate the issue facing the Bay Area teams.