When the A's announced it had possibly found its future home in Oakland, there were many questions and concerns -- and rightfully so. This was something that has been a long time coming.
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But would it really happen?
When MLB Network's Christopher Russo had Bob Melvin as a guest on Tuesday, the A's manager said he was very optimistic this plan would be implemented.
"I am [optimistic], and more so than ever," Melvin said on High Heat. "They wouldn't make the announcement if they didn't think it was going to happen."
"We have our Fan Fest out there, on the water and it's a beautiful place to put a ballpark, so hopefully we can get through some of the hurdles that California gives you to try and build something, but I don't know that there would be a better place for it."
The recently named AL Manager of the Year also complimented the people that are behind it and said the players themselves are excited about the new stadium.
"I think our franchise deserves it."
It absolutely does.