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’
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.
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
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
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
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
Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Terps ‘very high’ with H.D. Woodson CB prospect (must subscribe)
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
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
The Official Site offers ticket information for America East championship game
Inside Lacrosse’s Christian Swezey says face-offs hurting Retrievers during current 2 game slide
MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:
The Official Site says tomorrow’s NEC title game tip moved to 8:30pm
The Official Site says Nick Robinson to replace Shawn Smith on Frankie Allen’s staff
The Official Site previews today’s showdown with Bryant
The Official Site previews Mids’ trip to Lehigh tonight
The Official Site says Gulls #1 in D3 poll for 3rd straight week
Thoroughbred Times says Magna to be delisted by NASDAQ
Thoroughbred Times’ Ron Parker says I Want Revenge getting triple crown consideration
The Official Site says NISL Championship tickets on sale tomorrow
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL:
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.