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Rob Manfred, the Bud Selig for the 21st Century, has decided to weigh in on the Great Oakland Matter, and unlike his predecessor, he decided to make a stand.
The A's went 88-74 in 2014, tied for the eighth best record in the majors. Oakland is an outlier, though, by reaching the playoffs with the sixth lowest MLB payroll at $83.4 million.
The A’s and San Jose agreed on a new seven-year deal to continue negotiations on a potential ballpark in the South Bay city.