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Rays decline offer from Rick Kriseman; will continue to negotiate to look

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In the end, the only surprise to the rejection of the new offer by the St. Petersburg council by the Tampa Bay Rays was that it took an hour-long meeting to say no. The Rays turned down the new deal, crafted by Councilman Jim Kennedy, although they did say they would continue to work toward a deal. Even Mayor Rick Kriseman had anticipated that the Rays would say no to the deal, which would have cost the team more than…

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Rick Kriseman prepared to hear how Rays feel about offer

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The Tampa Bay Rays, silent since the St. Petersburg City Council made a new offer to their lease agreement, plan to speak to mayor Rick Kriseman Thursday. Perhaps then, we will finally get an indication as to what the team thinks of the Council’s new deal. According to the Tampa Tribune, Kriseman will meet with team president Brian Auld Thursday. The team has had no reaction to the Council’s offer, which would cost the Rays as much as $16 million…

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