Other teams envious of Rays payroll

  • [PROFITABILITY] Measuring Return On Investment In Major League Baseball

    [PROFITABILITY] Measuring Return On Investment In Major League Baseball

    January 6, 2009 at 1:17 pm 3 comments

    Recently Drays Bay took a look at how much several of the Rays were worth in 2008 as compared to what those players were actually paid. Using the new “Value in Dollars” feature at Fangraphs, they showed that the Rays received $81.5 million of production from 10 players, for approximately […]

     
  • [THE EVIL EMPIRE] Playing In The AL East Is Too Hard For The Yankees

    [THE EVIL EMPIRE] Playing In The AL East Is Too Hard For The Yankees

    September 24, 2008 at 2:11 pm 5 comments

    Now that the 2008 New York Yankees are officially Roadkill, Hank Steinbrenner wants everybody to know unfair baseball is. “The biggest problem is the divisional setup in Major League Baseball,” Steinbrenner wrote. “I didn’t like it in the 1970s, and I hate it now. Baseball went to a multi-division setup […]

     
  • [EVIL EMPIRE] $140MM Doesn’t Buy You What It Used To

    [EVIL EMPIRE] $140MM Doesn’t Buy You What It Used To

    September 2, 2008 at 3:30 pm 10 comments

    This is a repost from the “Pepper” series earlier today, but it is just too good not to have its own forum… Those of you that are regulars in this little corner of the interwebs know we never bitch about payroll. Almost exactly two years ago, we did one of […]

     
  • [2008 ROSTER] 2008 40-Man Roster And Payroll Projections

    [2008 ROSTER] 2008 40-Man Roster And Payroll Projections

    January 22, 2008 at 2:08 pm 7 comments

    The 2008 40-man roster and payroll projection is based only players currently within the organization and will be updated when trades are consummated and free agents are signed. We are now less than a month away from Spring Training and after the recent flurry of contracts signings with the Rays […]