On Friday, Billy Beane said the A's were moving forward as if they'd get a new stadium in a couple of years, and it appears one of the hurdles to that goal has been cleared.
USA Today's Bob Nightengale tweeted that the A's have been told that the team will be permitted by MLB to move to San Jose, something the Giants have opposed in the past.
During a conference call with reporters on Friday, Beane said he was confident the team would be allowed to go forth with a San Jose ballpark and "any other information I have, I'd probably rather keep to myself."
According to Nightengale, the A's have received "private assurances" from Major League Baseball and aren't allowed to talk about it publicly. However, he says the official word is expected by February.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnBaseball on Twitter, subscribe to the RSS feed and "like" us on Facebook.