Last weekend a few stories came out about the Reds and Pirates being in early negotiations for a joint spring training facility in Sarasota. Today on the Pirates' official site, CEO Kevin McClatchy denied that he'd been involved in any such talks.
"Where that came from, I'm not sure." McClatchy said.
You can read more about it on Red Hot Mama:
When this story first came out, there was some discussion of it being a ploy by the Pirates to put the pressure on Bradenton to install lights at the field and otherwise improve the facilities. Have the Reds been caught in the middle of a power play?