The fine folks at sportsbook.com have put together odds for whether teams in championship-starved cities will bring home home a title before 2017. The A's are overwhelming favorites in Oakland (valid until 2016 season for each team):â†µ
Oakland A's: -150
Oakland Raiders: +325
Golden State Warriors: +225
I'd actually be tempted by the Raiders now that they've dumped Jamarcus. Furthermore, as a future bet, you're kind of betting on how long Al Davis will be around. Any team can turn things around rather quickly in the NFL, so what's to stop the Raiders from doing that?â†µ
If the A's could get some hitting, they have enough pitching to win it all, but it's pretty tough for a small market team in MLB. And the Warriors? Until they get sold, who knows what'll happen there.