Later this month Rays officials will meet spearately with officials from both Hillsborough and Pinellas counties to discuss the future of the team, and its hopes for a new stadium.
First up will be a meeting with Hillsborough's commissioners on Jan. 24, with a previously scheduled get-together five days later in Pinellas.
The Tampa Bay Times reported the news. And predictably, St. Pete Mayor Bill Foster was skeptical of the team's motives. Foster has staunchly opposed allowing the Rays to break their lease and move across the Bay.
In response to Hillsborough Commission Chair Ken Hagan talking about the need for "regional dialogue" Foster told the Times: "I can only infer the Tampa Bay area he's talking about is St. Petersburg."
Foster also said he wasn't sure if he'd attend the meeting in his own county.
For the full story head HERE to the Times' website.