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Oakland Relocation

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Marshall Bryant, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. RKREBORN

    RKREBORN Member

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    Passan can kiss my as$hole
     
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    And Rangers territory.

    If MLB was smart, they'd put a team in New Jersey and not even necessarily in the Meadowlands, but somewhere else in the state (preferably in the North) and grow a presence in New Jersey, which has a huge population and no teams. I realize it's full Yankee, Met and Phillie fans but a team for the state to call it's own would be huge there and you'd have a large population to draw from, including across the river in New Jersey.
     
  4. StupidMoniker

    StupidMoniker I lost a bet

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    Seems like OKC/Tulsa, Salt Lake City, San Jose, Portland, or New Mexico (maybe Santa Fe?) could support a team.

    Largest media markets without an MLB team currently are:
    Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne
    Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto
    Charlotte
    Raleigh-Durham
    Portland
    Indianapolis
    Nashville
    Salt Lake City
    San Antonio
    Hartford-New Haven

    Florida and California probably don't need another team, but if Oakland leaves San Jose or Sacramento could have a team
    Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham are pretty close to Baltimore and Washington and Atlanta
    Hartford is basically covered by NY and Boston
     
  5. Nick

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    San Jose and Sacramento are pretty close to…. SF and Oakland.
     
  6. IdStrosfan

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    It's always tricky with licensing and territorial rights.

    The Giants have the legal rights to the San Jose area and will not allow another team to go in there.

    I'm sure there are other areas, like in NY/NJ that I don't know about that have a team preventing them from getting a team.
     
  7. Nick

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    NE states would be glorified counties/cities if they were in Texas. Yes, there are a lot of people and technically no team in that state… but I would venture the majority of those residents who follow baseball already do support a team.
     
  8. Buck Turgidson

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    Based solely on the hyper-scientific "Areas I Would Visit and Catch a Game" metric, they should put Oakland and the 2 expansion teams in Portland, NC, and Bermuda Louisville.
     
  9. Deuce Rings

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    FWIW, Erin Hogan on local Austin radio this morning was talking about this MLB expansion article this morning. Hogan is a baseball-first kind of sports fan, does a baseball podcast, and claimed one of the connections he knows close to recent MLB expansion talks told him Austin-San Anotonio was at the top of their list
     
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  10. Buck Turgidson

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    They are, easily one of the top 3 locations, but Arlington and Houston have a bunch of pull to make it not happen.
     
  11. Hank McDowell

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    It wouldn't surprise me much if the A's move falls apart. I'm confident that Vegas would much rather have an expansion team now that they've seen first hand how bad of an organization Oakland really is. Everything they touch turns to ****. Vegas deserves way better.
     
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    It kinda feels like it’s trending that way. A’s owner needs to sell pronto
     
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    Do we know what the fans want?
    What MLB wants?
    What those cities want?

    If the answer is 3 yes's, then I don't expect Houston/Arlington to hold it off.
     
  14. Buck Turgidson

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    Way above our pay grade. I'll believe it when I see it.
     
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    I was like ATL shawty. ATL!
     
  18. Qan

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    Where's the batter's eye?

    I guess that little green strip...seems kinda low.
     
  19. CisBuds4U

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    I live in NM part-time. I didn’t see NM on list of potentials and would love a team here. But the reality is it’s a very very small market, not many people in Santa Fe (<100k) and even with ABQ it’s still less than 650k in the region… the ABQ Isotopes are a MiLB team of the CO Rockies and attendance is high for a pacific coast league team. Wish it would happen
     
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    Montreal is the largest media market without a team and it has a long baseball history. Yes, they lost the Expos, but that was a perfect storm that moved the team.
     

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