In what could be the last gasp for keeping the Pawtucket Red Sox in Rhode Island, a deal has been struck involving the state, the team and Pawtucket to build a new stadium to replacing the aging McCoy Stadium. But the deal must be approved by the General Assembly to go through, and Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello says that he wants it to be renegotiated.
It is unclear if the PawSox are interested in negotiations, but given the length of time it has taken to get to this point, and the seeming interest of Worcester to attract the team, it would seem unlikely that any major details of the agreement will be changed. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says it is a good deal, one with enough protections for state taxpayers to avoid a replay of the 38 Studios scenario. Do you agree?