With the signing of Nakajima, I checked out his Japanese team and discovered that it is named for the company that owns it, i.e.: Seibu Railways. Several other teams there are named for their ownership, including:
Hanshin Tigers: Hanshin Electric Railway Company
Nippon Ham Fighters: Nippon Ham (food processing company)
I guess if that were the case in MLB, we would be the GAP Athletics or maybe the Fairmont Athletics. Also, the Tigers would be the Little Caesars Tigers.
Yet, something else we A's fans can "thank" Bud Selig for. That ownership group would have already built a new stadium and a championship team to play in it - "I guarantee it"!