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A’s President Talks New Ballpark with Players, Millions to be Spent on Site Selection

Oakland A's LogoDave Kaval had a new audience Sunday when he talked about his vision for a new Oakland A’s ballpark – A’s players themselves.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, owner John Fisher is reportedly investing millions of dollars in finding the best place to build a new ballpark in Oakland, underscoring the A’s commitment to the Bay Area city.  Read more here.

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Angels Will Remain at Ballpark for Foreseeable Future

Los Angeles Angels LogoIn his first news conference since October 2015, Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno said Saturday that his team is staying at Angel Stadium for the foreseeable future.  Read more here.

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Deal to Sell Marlins in the Works

Miami Marlins New LogoSources report that Miami Marlins president David Samson has said that there is a $1.6 billion “handshake agreement” for the MLB team.  Current owner Jeffrey Loria paid $158 million for the baseball team in 2002.  Read more here.  Loria gets skewered here and here.

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Petersburg Generals Heading to Macon?

Petersburg Generals LogoDocuments show the Petersburg Generals (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) could be relocating to Macon (GA).  Read more here.

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Group Eyeing Lubbock for MiLB Franchise

Minor League Baseball LogoDavid Nelson, the President of the South Paw Sports and Entertainment, is making his first pitch to bring a Minor League Baseball team to Lubbock (TX).  Read more here.

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Malden Ballpark Construction Could Begin this Year

Malden MA SealMalden Field of Dreams CEO Alexander Bok told the City Council on Tuesday that construction on a 6,000-seat stadium in downtown Malden (MA) could begin later this year, with first pitch scheduled for spring 2019.  Bok is working to bring an affiliated Minor League Baseball franchise to town.  Read more here.

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Former NFL QB Joe Theisman Helps to Revive Baseball Talks in Loudoun County

Atlantic League LogoFresh attempts to bring minor league baseball to Loudoun appear to be gathering momentum. A new group, which includes former Redskins quarterback Joe Theisman is lending its support to the plans, which could finally see a stadium built in the county.  Read more here.  Are we still talking about an Atlantic League (Independent Professional) franchise?  It’s not clear.

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