MLB Writer Comments On Recent Oakland A’s Drama

Two baseball fans watch the <a href='' >Oakland Athletics</a> play the Texas Rangers in front of a small crowd at RingCentral Coliseum on May 26, 2022 in Oakland, California. Attendance at Oakland Athletics baseball games have dwindled to historic lows as the team has traded away fan favorite players and continues to explore moving the team to Las Vegas if they can’t reach a deal to build a new stadium near the Port of Oakland. The Athletics have the lowest attendance of all 30 teams.” class=”size-full wp-image-164490″ decoding=”async” height=”671″ sizes=”(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px” src=”” srcset=” 1024w,×197.jpg 300w,×503.jpg 768w,×98.jpg 150w” width=”1024″/><figcaption class=(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

TheOakland Athleticshave found themselves in the news for all the wrong reasons this year.

Back in May, it was announced that the A s were planning to move to Las Vegas.

However, that has recently hit a snag and resulted in more drama.

It s obvious at this point that the team s owner, John Fisher, is largely to blame for the decline of the A s.

However, the Athletics have gone on a little streak recently, having just swept the Milwaukee Brewers and defeated the Tampa Bay Rays.

On Twitter, legendary baseball writer and analyst Peter Gammons commented on the A s hot streak and reminded fans not to blame the front office, manager Mark Kotsay, or the players.

Gammons noted that the players in Oakland are trying to win and are doing their best with what they have, but that Fisher is the root cause of the team s issues.

Fisher has made the decision to tank and trade away the team s best assets such as Matt Olson, Matt Chapman, Chris Bassitt, Sean Murphy, and others.

As a result, the A s have gone from being a postseason contender to bottom feeders in the American League West.

But Gammons tweet is an important reminder that it s Fisher who is to blame for the team s misfortunes.

Another important thing to remember is that even general managers can only do so much in situations such as these.

Ultimately, it starts at the top with the ownership group, and they are the ones that should ultimately be held accountable.

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