Archive for November, 2012

  • Five Years Ago On Rays Index

    November 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm 2 comments

    Five years ago on Rays Index the Rays unveiled their plans for a new waterfront stadium and also announced the signing of Troy Percival. Overall, not the most productive day in franchise history. The Rays Officially Unveil Plans For New Stadium On St. Pete Waterfront [Rays Index] Rays Agree To Contract With Free Agent Troy Percival […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss How The TV Contract Stacks Up, Longo’s Surgery, And A New Stadium Is Coming To Tampa

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss How The TV Contract Stacks Up, Longo’s Surgery, And A New Stadium Is Coming To Tampa

    November 29, 2012 at 9:27 am 9 comments

    One of the biggest factors in the Rays’ payroll is their television contract which pays them a paltry $20 million per year through the 2016 season. And based on the growth of television deals in recent years as well as strong local ratings, it is reasonable to expect that the […]

     
  • BJ Upton Signs With Braves

    BJ Upton Signs With Braves

    November 28, 2012 at 7:29 pm 10 comments

    Bob Nightengale of USAToday.com is reporting (via Twitter) that BJ Upton has agreed to a 5-year, $75.25 million contract. The deal is pending a physical. So that 5-year, $75.0 million contract I predicted back in September? My bad.

     
  • Five Years Ago On Rays Index

    November 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    Five years ago on Rays Index we learned that the Rays had traded Delmon Young to the Twins for Matt Garza and Jason Bartlett. Rays Trade Delmon Young And Two Others To The Twins For Matt Garza, Jason Bartlett And A Minor Leaguer [Rays Index]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    November 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we learned that the Rays traded John Jaso. He has gone on to be a pretty decent catcher with the Mariners. Rays Trade Catcher To Mariners [Rays Index]

     
  • Jonny Gomes’ Contract A Bad Sign For The Rays And Other Odds And Ends

    Jonny Gomes’ Contract A Bad Sign For The Rays And Other Odds And Ends

    November 27, 2012 at 12:22 pm 2 comments

    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that Jeff Keppinger broke a bone in his leg but says he will be ready by the start of spring training. But more importantly, Heyman says in the same report that it is a strong off-season for part-time, yet productive players like Keppinger. Heyman points […]

     
  • Trade For Royals Top Prospect Unlikely To Happen

    Trade For Royals Top Prospect Unlikely To Happen

    November 27, 2012 at 9:36 am 9 comments

    Bob Dutton of The Kansas City Star reports that the Rays have indeed discussed a trade with the Royals in which the Rays would send James Shields to Kansas City for top hitting prospect Wil Myers. On the surface it seems like the backbone of decent deal. Rays have excess […]

     
  • Evan Longoria signing his first long-term contract in 2006 (via Jonathan Gantt)

    Why Evan Longoria’s Contract Extension Makes Perfect Financial Sense

    November 26, 2012 at 10:59 am 13 comments

    Once we get past the excitement of Rays fans over Evan Longoria’s new contract, and the jokes from other fans (“I was wondering who would be playing third base for the Brooklyn Rays in 2020″), the big question is: How can the Rays afford to give Longoria a $100 million […]

     
  • Evan Longoria Agrees To 6-Year, $100 Million Contract Extension Through 2022

    Evan Longoria Agrees To 6-Year, $100 Million Contract Extension Through 2022

    November 26, 2012 at 9:23 am 15 comments

    The Rays have announced a contract extension for Evan Longoria that will keep him with the Rays through at least the 2022 season. The six-year extension is worth $100 million and will be added on to his existing contract and includes an option for 2023. The total value of Longoria’s […]

     
  • BJ Upton Nearing Decision As Bidding War Erupts

    BJ Upton Nearing Decision As Bidding War Erupts

    November 26, 2012 at 9:20 am 0 comments

    BJ Upton could be nearing a decision on a new home and a very large contract. According to Marc Topkin, Upton is “looking to make a decision this week.” And right now it sounds like a bidding war is starting to erupt between the Phillies, Braves, and possibly another team. […]