hangoverJust a couple of links as we need to get back to the kitchen and celebrate National Maple Syrup day. Yummy…


  • Forbes lists the Rays as the 26th most valuable franchise in baseball at $320 million. That is a 10% increase over last year. Not a bad return on investment in this economy. Only the Yankees (15%) and Mets (11%) had a higher increase. Of course, 10% of not very much is still not very much. [Forbes]
  • The Rays were one of several teams on hand to watch Kelvim Escobar throw yesterday. Reports say that Escobar’s fastball was in the low 90s. He has made only one appearance since 2007. [Twitter]
  • Kelvim Escobar listed the Mets and Rays as the two teams that appear to be the most interested and commented on both. [St. Pete Times]
  • Here is a primer on where the Rays would pick in the supplemental round depending on which free agents sign with other teams. The Rays already have one supplemental pick (Gregg Zaun) and could get a second if Brian Shouse signs with another team. [Capitol Avenue Club]
  • Roger Mooney has all of the Rays minor league coaching staffs which were announced yesterday. [Rays Report]
  • Steve Henderson has been hired by the Phillies. [The Heater]




  1. cubfanraysaddict says:

    Four of the top 50 sounds great, now lets just sign 2-3 of them (pref. the comp picks for Diekroger/Washington).

  2. dave says:

    $320 MILLION qualifies as nothing, eh? Could have made a comment about how nice it was the tampa bay market could show growth in this economy, but had to go with the "this site is run by billionaires" cheeap shot...

    • Don says:

      You won't get much praise on this site or from many other media types, for the growth of the Rays franchise in this market place!...The Bucs and the Lightning franchises are tanking...but you won't see much negativity on their attendance in that lovely city of Tampa.....But... boy let the Rays draw 10-12,000 fans
      on a Tue night against Baltimore and pictures of the stands will be in newspapers and web sites!
      But welcome to small mkt. reporting !


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