40-man Roster

  • 2013 Roster Projection Shows Rays May Not Have Much Payroll Flexibility

    2013 Roster Projection Shows Rays May Not Have Much Payroll Flexibility

    October 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm 17 comments

    If the season started today, the Tampa Bay Rays 2013 payroll would be approximately $61.4 million. This is based on raises already built into existing contracts, and  projected salaries for arbitration-eligible players and players in their first three seasons. At this point last year, the projected payroll was $52.1 million and […]

     
  • Rays 2012 Opening Day Payroll Is Up 58.4% From Last Season

    Rays 2012 Opening Day Payroll Is Up 58.4% From Last Season

    April 5, 2012 at 11:21 am 3 comments

    Barring any major moves, the Rays opening day payroll will be approximately $65.1 million. That would be an increase of 58.4% over last year’s opening day payroll of $41.1 million. It would also be the second-highest payroll under Stuart Sternberg, behind only 2010 when the payroll was approximately $72.8 million. […]

     
  • CHART: The Rays Spring Roster By Age

    CHART: The Rays Spring Roster By Age

    February 20, 2012 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

    Nothing too fancy here. Just a look at the Rays 59-man Spring Training roster and how it breaks down by age. Players in blue are on the 40-man roster and players in white are non-roster spring training invites. The average age of the spring roster is 27.7 which is down […]

     
  • Rays 2012 Opening Day Payroll Projected To Be $64.3 Million

    Rays 2012 Opening Day Payroll Projected To Be $64.3 Million

    February 20, 2012 at 8:00 am 4 comments

    We haven’t done this since Jeff Niemann lost his arbitration case, so let’s take a quick look at the projected 40-man roster. Barring any major moves, the Rays opening day payroll will be approximately $64.3 million. That would be an increase of 56.4% over last year’s opening day payroll of […]

     
  • Barring A Trade, Rays Payroll Will Be More Than $60 Million In 2012

    Barring A Trade, Rays Payroll Will Be More Than $60 Million In 2012

    January 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm 4 comments

    We will update the 25-man roster projection tomorrow, but first, let’s take a look at the payroll projection… With the addition of Carlos Pena,  the 2012 payroll projects to be approximately $63.6 million, an increase of 54.7 percent over last season. This is based on raises already built into existing […]

     
  • The 2012 Payroll Is Approaching $60 Million

    The 2012 Payroll Is Approaching $60 Million

    January 17, 2012 at 8:00 am 6 comments

    The Rays payroll is expected to jump more than 40% in 2012.

     
  • Rays Payroll Is Projected To Jump 27 Percent In 2012

    Rays Payroll Is Projected To Jump 27 Percent In 2012

    November 2, 2011 at 9:19 am 22 comments

    Can the Rays afford a $52 million payroll?

     
  • Payroll At $41.9 Million, Down More Than 40% From 2010

    Payroll At $41.9 Million, Down More Than 40% From 2010

    April 1, 2011 at 8:00 am 7 comments

    Well, we knew the payroll was going to go down. And now that the opening day roster is set, we know just how far the payroll has fallen. Last year, the Rays opened the season with a $71.9 million payroll. This year, with several high-priced defections, the opening day payroll […]

     
  • Rays Payroll Now Projected To Be $42.2M

    Rays Payroll Now Projected To Be $42.2M

    January 27, 2011 at 9:21 am 9 comments

    With the recent additions of Manny Ramirez, Johnny Damon and Kyle Farnsworth, here is an updated look at how the Rays 40-man roster and 2011 payroll would look if the season started today. We will have more on the opening day roster later today… Notes on the 40-man projection… A […]

     
  • Rays 40-Man Roster And Payroll Projection

    Rays 40-Man Roster And Payroll Projection

    December 22, 2010 at 9:33 am 42 comments

    [Update 2] With the signing of Kyle Farnsworth ($3.0M in 2011), the projected payroll is now $35.4 million. [Update] With the trade of Matt Garza, the Rays now have a projected payroll of just $33.3 million. That is quite a step down from $71.9 million a year ago. Of course […]