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MLB Franchise Notes: Greenberg, Ryan Work Closely In Rangers Bid
Published November 18, 2009
|Ryan Helping Prepare
Final Bid For Rangers
NATIONAL TREASURE? In DC, Mark Zuckerman noted the team has added aournd 17 "new front office positions in the last six weeks." While "some of those are part-time international scouts," it shows the "emphasis that has been placed on beefing up the front office." Meanwhile, the Nationals "have finalized a deal to build a new Dominican academy in Boca Chica after spending the last year renting a facility owned by Rawlings in the same area" (WASHINGTONTIMES.com, 11/17). Meanwhile, also in DC, Dick Heller noted the Nationals "have introduced 'great value-packed incentives'" for fans buying '10 season-ticket packages. Each fan "will receive up to $7 per ticket in 'added value' that can be used to purchase food, drinks and team merchandise at Nationals Park." Heller wrote, "During these perilous economic times, the idea of getting something for nothing is more attractive than ever. As opposed to usually getting nothing for something when you sit in the stands" (WASHINGTON TIMES, 11/15).
A STEP UP: In Minneapolis, Michael Rand writes of the Twins' new uniforms, "While retro can be overdone, there is absolutely not a thing wrong with those home throwback uniforms that pay homage to the 1961 season and the upcoming 50th year of Twins baseball." Also, the "road grays are an upgrade in the eyes of some (though not all) as well" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 11/18).