More speculation on the Rays-contraction, Sternberg-to-the-Mets theory

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The New York Post's Joel Sherman is the latest to run with the idea that the Rays could be folded and principal owner Stuart Sternberg put in position to buy and run the Mets, saying he floated his "theory" by a "person involved in baseball labor" and was told it had been discussed, but it would "be difficult" to enact because folding two teams would cause a war with the players union during the upcoming negotitations. (Union chief Michael Weiner told the Times recently that he did not think there was cause for nor would there be contraction.)

Sherman goes on to point out the benefits to MLB of having Sternberg take over the Mets, and Oakland's Lew Wolff the Dodgers, and suggests even with the loss of two teams it could still work out better for all.

[Last modified: Sunday, April 17, 2011 12:15am]

    

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