Stuart Sternberg

  • A Very Happy 5th Anniversary To Stuart Sternberg And Co.

    A Very Happy 5th Anniversary To Stuart Sternberg And Co.

    October 4, 2010 at 7:30 am 2 comments

    Yesterday marked the 5th anniversary of the day Stuart Sternberg took control of the Rays. And what special anniversary it was. Looking back five years to the day, could any of us have imagined that the TAMPA BAY RAYS would be celebrating their second division title in three years? *Raise […]

     
  • Simmons And Kornheiser Compare 2010 Rays To 1997 Marlins

    Simmons And Kornheiser Compare 2010 Rays To 1997 Marlins

    September 23, 2010 at 8:30 am 43 comments

    Yesterday we worried that Stuart Sternberg’s comments about the 2011 payroll would lead to unfair comparisons to the 1997 Marlins, a team that won the World Series and then completely gutted their roster. The 1998 Marlins lost 108 games. Big League Stew thought we were overreacting (us? overreact? never!). Well, […]

     
  • Sternberg Just Gave Talking Heads Their Rays Postseason Storyline

    Sternberg Just Gave Talking Heads Their Rays Postseason Storyline

    September 22, 2010 at 8:30 am 25 comments

    The Rays opened the season with a $72 million payroll. Back in March, Stuart Sternberg announced that the 2011 payroll would be less than $60 million. And now, two weeks prior to the playoffs, Sternberg said the payroll is going down no matter what the Rays do in the playoffs… […]

     
  • Surprise, Surprise, The Rays Are Not Losing Money (Update)

    Surprise, Surprise, The Rays Are Not Losing Money (Update)

    August 23, 2010 at 8:21 am 27 comments

    This morning, Deadspin released financial documents from several teams. Among the documents are four pages from the Tampa Bay Rays covering the teams finances from 2007 and 2008. We are still in the process of breaking down the numbers, but the first thing to jump out at us is confirmation […]

     
  • Stuart Sternberg On Passing Of George Steinbrenner

    July 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm 2 comments

    From Stuart Sternberg: “George Steinbrenner’s impact on both the game of baseball and in the Tampa Bay community will have an everlasting effect on us all. We send our deepest sympathies to the Steinbrenner family and the Yankees organization.” Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Sternberg Says Rays Will Add Players If Necessary

    Sternberg Says Rays Will Add Players If Necessary

    July 7, 2010 at 9:30 am 17 comments

    Stuart Sternberg must have found a cheap mid-week flight from New York to attend last night’s game against the Red Sox. The owner that says he has lost between $10 and $100 million since taking over the Rays insists the team will be able to add players if that will […]

     
  • St. Pete Mayor: “No sites outside of our geographic boundaries will be considered”

    June 24, 2010 at 10:42 am 17 comments

    St. Pete Mayor Bill Foster wrote a letter to Stuart Sternberg in response to Sternberg’s recent call for a regional solution to a new Rays stadium. The highlights: “I do agree that the Rays are a “regional asset”, and will work tirelessly with the political and business leaders of Tampa […]

     
  • Only Regional Answer Is For Tampa and St. Pete To Share The Rays…Literally

    Only Regional Answer Is For Tampa and St. Pete To Share The Rays…Literally

    June 23, 2010 at 9:56 am 19 comments

    This is a repost from February, but we believe that it remains the only “regional” solution for a new Rays stadium. Let’s face it, if the Rays move across the bay, they will become “Tampa’s team” and St. Pete will be left out in the cold… A Proposal: Rays Should […]

     
  • Sternberg Subtly Calls Tampa-St. Pete A Bad Baseball Market, Subtly Threatens To Move Rays Out Of Florida

    Sternberg Subtly Calls Tampa-St. Pete A Bad Baseball Market, Subtly Threatens To Move Rays Out Of Florida

    June 22, 2010 at 10:00 am 37 comments

    Stuart Sternberg spoke up. St. Pete Mayor Bill Foster got pissed. Then Sternberg did something we did not see coming. He basically called Tampa-St. Pete a crappy baseball market… “If I were just coming into this, and you dropped me in the middle of the United States, this isn’t going […]

     
  • Sternberg Will Sell Team If Tampa And St. Pete Can’t Get Along

    Sternberg Will Sell Team If Tampa And St. Pete Can’t Get Along

    June 22, 2010 at 9:00 am 9 comments

    Stuart Sternberg’s comments yesterday were firm, but they weren’t unexpected. Since then he has ramped up the rhetoric, even threatening to sell if Tampa and St. Pete can’t work together… “If I don’t get the sense there’s real cooperation, I’d sell the team,” Sternberg said this afternoon at a Tampa […]