The Oakland Athletics have had a brutal start to the season.
The A’s lost 3-2 to the seattle mariners on Tuesday for its sixth straight loss, leaving Oakland to a 10-40 start in 50 games of the 2023 Major League Baseball season.
Register 10-40 matches the 1932 Boston Red Sox and the 1897 St. Louis Browns for the fourth-worst 50-game start in a season.
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The start projects a 32-130 record, which would be the most losses for a MLB team in a single season since the Cleveland Spiders lost 134 games in 1899.
The A’s have now lost 12 of the last 14 games and are 21 games behind the first-place Texas Rangers in the AL West.
It’s been a turbulent two-month start to the season for the A’s, who are turning their attention to Las Vegas after signing a binding agreement to purchase land in southern nevada with the intention of building a new Major League Baseball stadium.
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The A’s have long been rumored to leave the city of Oakland as the team and city have been unable to come to an agreement on a new stadium.
«For a while we were on parallel paths (with Oakland), but we’ve turned our pay attention to las vegas get a deal here for the A’s and find a long-term home,» A’s president Dave Kaval told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in April.
«Oakland has been a great home to us for more than 50 years, but we really need to complete this 20-year saga and we believe there is a way here in southern Nevada to do that.»
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The Oakland Coliseum has been the home of the A’s since 1968 when the team moved to Oakland from Kansas City.
«We support the A’s shifting their focus in Las Vegas and look forward to finalizing this process by the end of the year,» MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement provided to the Review-Journal.
Associated Press contributed to this report.