Jonah Keri asked us to pass along a note that a free preview is now available for his new book “The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First.” This is the long-anticipated book about the Rays front office. The free preview includes the foreward from Mark Cuban. [Scribd.com]
You can pre-order the book at Amazon.com.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- As we near spring training, Buster Olney says that Grant Balfour’s asking price might finally be coming down. [Twitter]
- Buster Olney thinks Grant Balfour’s best option may be to re-sign with the Rays as their closer and hit the free agency market again next year. [Twitter]
- Buster Olney adds that the Rays could entice Grant Balfour by promising to not offer him arbitration next winter so that teams won’t have to surrender a draft pick. [Twitter]
- Roy Peter Clark in the St. Pete Times makes a case that Tropicana Field is not the Rays problem. [TampaBay.com]