NewBallpark.org's Marine Layer writes the league is suggesting the A's could share a stadium with the Giants next year instead of spending another season playing baseball in Oakland:
As we’ve seen in Miami and many other cities, MLB doesn’t play nice. That doesn’t mean that they’re going to start asking for hundreds of millions for a ballpark. Instead they’re playing the leverage game, threatening to move the A’s across the bay to AT&T Park if the Coliseum Authority won’t relent.Hmmm, sounds awfully similar to a Shadow of the Stadium post from September:
It's no surprise these high-stakes negotiations public: the city wants to maximize its compensation while the Rays want to diminish the city's financial leverage.Of course, MLB Hall-of-Famer Peter Gammons said it best.