SAN FRANCISCO —
But frustrated with MLB's apparent inaction on the A's proposal to move to Silicon Valley, San Jose filed a federal lawsuit on June 18 seeking to invalidate the antitrust exemption and pave the way for the A's to move there.
Meantime, Oakland's mayor is not letting the A's leave without a fight. Quan says the city has at least two sites the A's can use to build a new stadium or the current stadium can be repaired and remodeled to the A's satisfaction. Quan said she believes the A's will have difficulty moving to San Jose because of the Giants' territorial rights.
"The odds of them leaving have never been particularly good," Quan said.