The Atlanta Braves are World Series champions and now baseball is in the middle of its first work stoppage since the 1994-95 strike. MLB and the MLBPA were unable to agree to a new collective bargaining agreement prior to the Dec. 1 deadline, so the owners locked out the players, and the hot stove has been put on hold for the foreseeable future.

Throughout the offseason the CBS Sports MLB experts will bring you a weekly Batting Around roundtable breaking down pretty much anything. The latest news, a historical question, thoughts about the future of baseball, all sorts of stuff. Last week we debated the Hall of Fame candidacy of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. This week we're going to try to predict the future of the Athletics and Rays.


Where will the A's and Rays play in the future?

R.J. Anderson: Only one MLB team has relocated across state (or country) lines in the past half-century. I suppose you could view that fact as a sign that we're due for another; I tend to view it as a sign that MLB's relocation threats are largely empty.