Archive for December 11th, 2012

  • Rays Payroll Now More Than $10 Million Below The 2012 Level

    Rays Payroll Now More Than $10 Million Below The 2012 Level

    December 11, 2012 at 12:23 pm 17 comments

    Let’s take a look at how the recent trade of James Shields and Wade Davis impacts the 2013 opening day roster and payroll. Some notes on the payroll can be seen below… Notes on the projection… As the roster stands now, the opening day payroll ($53.0 million) would be a […]

     
  • James Shields And His Beard Discuss Being Traded To The Royals

    James Shields And His Beard Discuss Being Traded To The Royals

    December 11, 2012 at 10:42 am 2 comments

    Earlier this week, the Rays traded James Shields, Wade Davis, and a player to be named later to the Royals. And after seeing Shields yesterday, I am wondering if the third piece in the trade is Shields’ beard. Shields appeared on the MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk” and revealed an impressive […]

     
  • More Reaction To James Shields Trade And Why Rays Fans Need To Temper Their Excitement

    More Reaction To James Shields Trade And Why Rays Fans Need To Temper Their Excitement

    December 11, 2012 at 10:02 am 14 comments

    Now that we have had a full day to digest the trade that sent James Shields and Wade Davis to the Royals for Wil Myers and three other prospects, let’s take a moment to see what others are saying about the deal. But before that, one more observation. I don’t […]