Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Astros not interested in Dodgertown

TCPalm says that Jim Crane and the Astros haven't shown any interest in taking over Dodgertown, now run by Minor League Baseball, for their Spring Training facility.

MiLB president Pat O'Conner:
"I used to work for the Astros, and they are a great organization, so we'd be interested in letting them take a look, but to my knowledge we haven't heard anything from them. I didn't know they were looking around. At this point, it's kind of if anyone calls us, we'll talk to anyone and everyone interested, and then if I hear of something I'll follow up and make a call, but the dye is probably cast in Vero Beach."

Meanwhile, WPTV says that Crane liked Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie, which they would split with the Mets. DDP's Paul Taglieri:
"I mean he liked what he saw and again it's just a general tour of the facility. He's keeping his options open."

WPTV:
Taglieri said the stadium is open to the concept of having a second team join the Mets. He said the Astros would provide a huge boost to the local economy and baseball on the east coast of Florida, which has slowly moved out over the last few years...Taglieri said the stadium is open to the concept of having a second team join the Mets. He said the Astros would provide a huge boost to the local economy and baseball on the east coast of Florida, which has slowly moved out over the last few years.

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