The Orioles HAVE to go to Sarasota.
They certainly can’t go back to Ft. Lauderdale, we know that much for sure.
The deal that is on the table looks like a pretty fair deal, but obviously those in Sarasota will want the team to make more concessions.
I understand the skepticism towards whether or not this will actually get done; but I don’t see how the team has any other choice. Sarasota officials would be the only ones to shoot it down at this point, but they need the tenant.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..
Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:
Nestor Aparicio says proposed Sarasota deal to also include Ripken baseball camp
Jerry Reinhardt offers video of Flacco training
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Rich Hill gives O’s little effort in loss to Yankees
The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Berken goes to Yankee Stadium hill today looking to avoid sweep vs. Burnett, Yanks
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds could be moving Spring Training from Ft. Lauderdale to Sarasota
Yankees Official Site’s Anthony DiComo says Mitre winner in Bombers debut
The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Mora made things interesting with 2 run single
The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Felix Pie to start today
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Birds want to ‘wait a while’ to bring up Tillman
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Birds declining comment on Sarasota story until after today’s vote
Examiner Jay Trucker would have rather Birds let Hill go and held on to Salazar
New York Post’s George A. King says 45,589 in Bronx saw Yanks top Birds
New York Times’ Tyler Kepner says A-Rod put Yanks ahead with bases loaded, 2 run single
New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand says Cano homered for Yanks in win
Newsday’s Erik Boland says Rivera finished off win for 27th save
Newark Star-Ledger’s Matt Gelb says Cody Ransom reached base 3 times in win
Bergen Record’s Andrew Gross says Jeter went 1-3 with run scored in win
Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s Roger Drouin says Ed Smith Stadium deal to include $31.2 million worth of renevations
Sarasota Herald-Tribune offers Orioles history lesson
CBS Sports’ Larry Dobrow has Birds 22nd in power rankings
ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:
Norfolk Tides Official Site says Pauley, Tides fall to Gwinnett thanks to 4 errors
Bowie Baysox Official Site says Matusz gave up 1 run in 7 innings as Baysox topped Harrisburg
Frederick Keys Official Site says Zach Britton gave up 3 hits over 7 innings as Keys topped Salem
Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Haughian winner as Ironbirds topped Mahoning Valley
Bluefield Orioles Official Site says Frabizio loser as Orioles fell to Greeneville
The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Crozier reached base 5 times, drove in 2 for Baysox in win over Senators
Frederick News-Post says Zach’s younger brother Buck Britton joined Keys before game
Virginian-Pilot says Steve Torrealba scored only run for Tides in loss
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy offers helpful hints for practice viewing and autograph seeking in Westminster
The Official Site announces interview schedule for Training Camp
The Official Site says Ravens make $100,000 worth of donations to non-profits
The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Gano, Hauschka ready to go toe-to-toe for kicking job
ESPN.com’s James Walker says Mason’s retirement could make Ravens camp ‘downer’
The Diamondback’s Michael Lemaire says Baltz ‘legitimate weapon’
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says guys like Kenny Tate, Terrell Skinner, Antwine Perez make safety ‘strength’ for Terps
Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh introduces freshman OL Pete White (must subscribe)
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Springbrook WR/DB Mitchell Pollard camped with Terps (must subscribe)
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Milford Mill WR Cheeseboro called Ralph at 11pm Saturday night to let him know of commitment (must subscribe)
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens has Mids 62nd in preseason rankings
USA Today’s Vicki Michaelis says Phelps sticking by Speedo swimsuit in Rome, beyond
The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Silver Spring native Onyewu hoping to make AC Milan debut Friday at M&T Bank Stadium
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-Sorry to everyone who took the WNST Bus Trip up to Yankee Stadium today and is going to have to suffer through Jason Berken facing AJ Burnett. I wish I had something positive to tell you.
Talk to you tomorrow.