For the media, Luke Scott has always been fun to discuss.
Scott parted ways with the Orioles this offseason and signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Tampa Bay Rays. On his way out the door, the former O’s slugger answered a few questions with The Sun’s Dan Connolly about leaving Charm City.
“The decision wasn’t very difficult at all,” Scott said. “Baltimore never made a formal offer, never really expressed much interest.”
Roch Kubatko confirmed Scott’s comment, tweeting that his agent heard back from the Orioles once this offseason and that they never made a “firm offer” after Scott was non-tendered.
Scott complimented the city and the Orioles fan base saying that they “have been wonderful” to him.
The Rays make their first trip to Camden Yards on May 11 and Scott talked about returning in a visitor’s uniform. “There’ll be some emotion, but after that it will wear off and I’ll do whatever it takes to help my team win.”
“I spent four years in Baltimore and I bled orange and black. …I now bleed baby blue and white.”