Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

March 10, 2009 | Glenn Clark

I understand why the Ravens are wary of giving a 35 year old receiver any sort of extension; I really do. But in the case of Derrick Mason, I think they’d do the right thing by adding an extra year to his contract. The Ravens have an issue at wide receiver right now; and they don’t have even as much as ONE wide receiver under contract past this season. I can’t see signing Derrick Mason as the type of thing that breaks the bank; and I don’t think Ozzie has anything to prove by ignoring him.

It really isn’t uncommon for a player going into the final year of his contract to want some more security. Even at 35, it isn’t unreasonable for the player who I believe was this team’s most valuable a season ago to not want to go into the final year of his deal.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say….

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Thyrl Nelson wonders if Mason situation even an ‘issue’

Bob Haynie remembers Maryland’s ’74 ACC Championship loss to NC State

Glenn Clark looks at players Ravens might consider in Draft

Drew Forrester offers Part 2 of Orioles Hangout interview

Nestor Aparicio looks back on years when Colts were gone, Ravens not here yet

Mark Mussina still thinks Ravens should have grabbed T.O.

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says David Hernandez ‘impressing’ Birds

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Uehara roughed up in 2nd inning of loss to Mets

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds no closer to roster decisions

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Trembley hasn’t decided how many pitchers O’s will carry

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Bass goes for Birds today against Red Sox

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Wigginton homered for Birds in loss to Mets

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Alberto Castillo gave up late grand slam in loss

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Uehara not ‘discouraged’ by poor outing

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Mora hitting well in World Baseball Classic

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Dolphins’ Parcells, Sparano make Spring Training appearance

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Gomez’s struggles continue in Spring Training

Examiner Jay Trucker thinks Birds should explore Mora to Yankees possibilities

RAVENS:

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Mason might want to leave Baltimore if he doesn’t receive contract extension

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Mason wants one or two more years added to current deal

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says 52 officially signs contract

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks Ravens will draft Tight End, not sign one in free agency

ESPN.com’s James Walker says free agency, draft, Stover all options for Ravens at kicker

Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson says McAlister best 30+ free agent still available

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says leaving Comcast Center has hurt Terps this season

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says former GW coach surprised Gary under fire

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says commit Padgett, target Stephenson roll into NY semifinals

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says St. Frances’ Vinson has Terps in final four

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Terps continue struggles vs. zone

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Vasquez named 2nd team All-ACC

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Wolfpack fans haven’t forgotten Vasquez’s meaningless 3

ESPN.com’s Joe Lunardi says Terps amongst ‘Next Four Out’

SI’s Andy Glockner keeps Terps OUT

SI’s Andy Glockner says Terps need ‘deep Tournament run’ to get in

Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy says Terps, Hokies could be hurt by dominance of ACC’s top teams

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Terps looking at Delaware prospect (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Comcast SportsNet to replay ACC Championship win Sunday

Examiner Steve DeClue says Terps now look to add NCAA Tournament title to ACC regular season, Tournament titles

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Strickland gave former football Terp Jordan part of Greensboro net

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Terps could be benefitting from lack of depth

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says ESPN thinks Terps ‘definitely’ 1 seed

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Terps ‘very high’ with H.D. Woodson CB prospect (must subscribe)

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Bozeman MEAC Coach of the Year, Holmes All-MEAC first team

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Bears, Coppin Eagles lead by defense

COPPIN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says McKee named MEAC Player of the Year

The Sun’s David Steele says Fall opening of new arena gives Eagles reason for more hope

UMBC BASKETBALL:

The Official Site offers ticket information for America East championship game

UMBC LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Christian Swezey says face-offs hurting Retrievers during current 2 game slide

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tomorrow night’s NEC Championship trip to Robert Morris on ESPN2

The Official Site says tomorrow’s NEC title game tip moved to 8:30pm

UMES BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Nick Robinson to replace Shawn Smith on Frankie Allen’s staff

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews today’s showdown with Bryant

NAVY LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews Mids’ trip to Lehigh tonight

SALISBURY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Gulls #1 in D3 poll for 3rd straight week

HORSE RACING:

Thoroughbred Times says Magna to be delisted by NASDAQ

Thoroughbred Times’ Ron Parker says I Want Revenge getting triple crown consideration

BLAST:

The Official Site says NISL Championship tickets on sale tomorrow

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Don Markus says former Calvert Hall star McClinton’s path to college stardom not as ‘bumpy’ as appears

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-No Suntrust Athlete of the Morning; but I appreciate everyone who offered suggestions for Spring Athletes of the Morning; as I was able to learn about some of the lacrosse, baseball, and softball players I’ll need to know more about this season.

-Loyola 9, Bryant 5. Bryant beat Mt. St. Mary’s, but Loyola is a better team than Mount.
-Navy 8, Lehigh 5. It probably shouldn’t be this close; but a mid-week road trip doesn’t always lend to best performances.

Talk to you tomorrow.  

-G

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