In a 1-on-1 interview with my WTSP colleague Preston Rudie, Kriseman added, "my no. 1 goal is protecting our taxpayers....(the) second thing is, let's see what's happened thus far to get us to where we're at, and what can we do - if anything - to try and make this team successful here?"
"How long will that take? I don't know," Kriseman continued. "But this team has made it very clear they don't feel (St. Petersburg) can work and they want to stay in the Tampa Bay area, (so) we need to talk with them in that respect."
Kriseman also told Rudie:
- He was open to letting the team look in Tampa if they are adamant St. Petersburg won't work.
- He plans to talk to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn about a number of issues, including the Rays.
- He he hopes to have a resolution - of some sort - to the Stadium Saga within the next four years.