Why It’s So Hard For The A’s To Move To San Jose

A's LawsuitSan Jose continues to have a viable claim against MLB for toritious interference with the city’s contract(s) with the Athletics, which will be pursued under state law.

Maybe there’s all kinds of stuff about how MLB is “conspiring” to keep the A’s out of San Jose, but so what? The court just ruled that, under the antitrust exemption, such behavior is totally legal!

Any effort by San Jose to dig deeper than the matters specific to the A’s and their option contract is irrelevant and discovery about that stuff will be resisted.

Of course, since the antitrust exemption is in place, the A’s can’t just decide to move to San Jose.

Source: Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports