Originally posted by ItsKapTime:
The A's have tried to go after big names like Adrian Beltre or Rafael Furcal in the past and believe it or.not they threw money at them but they don't want to play in a piece of crap colliseum.
Beltre took less money to go to Texas and furcal took the same amount from the dodgers that we offered him. No one wants to play in that stadium and the A's are going to suck and will be operating like this until they get a real stadium.
Its not JUST that you guys need a new stadium. I mean, yes you guys do need a new stadium, but it not the ONLY reason you guys arent a good baseball team. As far as trying to sign Beltre and Furcal, again, its not JUST because your stadium sucks. Its because your team does as well.
In the early 00s, all the stars aligned and your young studs all were good at the same time. But you have ALWAYS had a problem of not being able to afford your top talent. Once its time for your good players to get paid, they are gone. Or they are traded before, knowing that you couldnt afford them. Its a management/ownership issue.
And lets be real. The A's fanbase isnt what it used to be. Just because your stadiums sucks, doesnt excuse the fact that there arent many fans in attendance.
[ Edited by 80sbaby24 on Dec 23, 2011 at 3:45 PM ]