John Fisher sadly here to stay with Oakland A’s

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 19: Owner Lew Wolff and Owner John Fisher of the Oakland Athletics talk in the stands during the game against the Houston Astros at the Oakland Coliseum on July 19, 2016 in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the Astros 4-3. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 19: Owner Lew Wolff and Owner John Fisher of the Oakland Athletics talk in the stands during the game against the Houston Astros at the Oakland Coliseum on July 19, 2016 in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the Astros 4-3. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images) /
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The last few days have been rough for Oakland A’s fans. While it was clear that a rebuild would be coming, it is still painful to see that come to fruition. Chris Bassitt and Matt Olson are already out the door, and the other stars are likely to follow. If anyone does go to the Coliseum this year, they will not be able to know who the players are without a program.

There had been some hope that the A’s would change their mind about their previously stated intention of tearing the roster apart. The A’s were back in the revenue sharing group and would start receiving money from the league that would theoretically be used to build the roster.

Nothing will change while John Fisher owns Oakland A’s

But that is not going to be the case. Owner John Fisher does not care one iota about having a winning team or possibly taking home a championship. Instead, he cares far more about how the A’s can help pad his bank account. The fact that they are now receiving money, which will go right to his coffers instead of to the A’s payroll, likely makes him happier than any title ever would.

That revenue sharing also has another impact upon the A’s. There is no reason for Fisher to consider selling the team any longer. The A’s payroll is going to be under the amount they receive from revenue sharing going forward, allowing Fisher to put the difference in his pocket.

He will be getting even more money for his bottom line in the somewhat near future. The Howard Terminal Project is moving forward, something that has become necessary to keep the A’s in Oakland since Fisher could not be bothered to pay for upkeep on the Coliseum. Otherwise, they will bolt for Las Vegas at the drop of a dime because Fisher would grab it before the change hits the ground.

On top of all of this, the A’s are doubling ticket prices. Why? So that he can get even more money. Who cares if the fans do not go to the ballpark this year – he will squeeze every last cent from the ones that do and pocket the difference. And now, he has no reason to sell since he can continue to milk the A’s for every last cent possible while giving the fanbase the finger.

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John Fisher is not going anywhere anytime soon. Sadly, the Oakland A’s receiving revenue sharing money has ensured that he will continue to own the team.

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