"If (the contract isn't ironclad), it is pretty close to it. The city has sent more than one letter warning others to watch what they say about the Rays moving out of Tropicana.It's something I've written about before, as has the Times, but the newspaper still makes the seemingly-hypocritical argument that St. Pete should take immediate action to negotiate its way out of the favorable contract.
Bankruptcy might eventually be a weapon for the Rays and MLB. More than likely, a negotiated settlement would come first.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Romano on St. Pete's Ironclad Contract
The Tampa Bay Times' John Romano used today's column to explain why the Rays can't break their contract with St. Petersburg: