Selig mulls action with Rays stadium talks 'stalled'
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Aug 15, 2013
"We were optimistic that this was moving in a very positive direction," Selig said. "Unfortunately, we're stalled. Selig declined to say whether relocation of the Rays to another market is under consideration. Commissioner Bud Selig, speaking to reporters on Wednesday at the quarterly Owners Meetings, said he is considering assigning someone from his office to become directly involved with what he called the "stalled" negotiations to build a new ballpark for the Tampa Bay Rays. With Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg standing nearby, Selig said at a news conference that he had been briefed earlier this week by Sternberg, and he termed that report "very discouraging." He also didn't say which MLB official might be sent to Florida to act as an intermediate negotiator between the Rays and St. It's serious enough that in the last 48 hours, I've given very strong consideration to assigning someone from MLB to get involved in this process and find out what's going on. "They've been a model organization, extraordinarily capable.