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Is Oakland Too Ghetto for Free Agents?

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal's latest column features some comments from an anonymous agent who seems to think so.

The A's rarely are major players in free agency, but the agent said that the poor working conditions and occasionally unruly crowd behavior at McAfee Coliseum are turnoffs for his clients.

"Many players are uncertain about the atmosphere," the agent said. "They're not as comfortable going to work there or having their families attend games there on a regular basis."

Column here.

The agent thinks that moving out of the Coliseum will help the team on this front. There's got to be other variables involved...I've never been to the clubhouses, but they can't be that bad. Similarly, A's fans have fun and get their drink on, but I've seen much more rude and obnoxious behavior in Chicago, Detroit, Boston, and New York...they seem to be able to draw free agents just fine.

In the end, I say if you don't want us, then we don't want you. Wimps.

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