Payroll

  • Rays Open Season With Largest Payroll In Franchise History

    Rays Open Season With Largest Payroll In Franchise History

    March 31, 2014 at 9:30 am 0 comments

    With three players starting the season on the disabled list, the opening day roster has 28 players, pushing the opening day payroll to $82. 1 million, the largest in franchise history. The payroll is an increase of 29.8% over the 2013 opening day payroll ($63.3 million). Here is how the […]

     
  • Sharp Rise In Payroll Is Unlikely To Have A Big Impact On Attendance

    Sharp Rise In Payroll Is Unlikely To Have A Big Impact On Attendance

    March 12, 2014 at 2:51 pm 8 comments

    The Rays’ 2014 payroll is now projected to be $81.3 million, the largest in franchise history. But while that means decent star power and a good shot at the playoffs, attendance is not likely to improve dramatically. As we can see below, outside of the inaugural season, attendance at The […]

     
  • Rays Payroll Now Projected To Top $80 Million For The First Time

    Rays Payroll Now Projected To Top $80 Million For The First Time

    February 27, 2014 at 11:42 am 2 comments

    With spring training games starting tomorrow, we now have a good idea what the 40-man roster is going to look like. Earlier this week we looked at the likely opening day roster. Here is the projected 40-man roster and and the payroll. If no other changes are made to the […]

     
  • Rays Payroll Now Projected To Top $77 Million For The First Time

    Rays Payroll Now Projected To Top $77 Million For The First Time

    January 17, 2014 at 1:54 pm 10 comments

    With all seven arbitration-eligible players agreeing to one-year contracts, we now have a very good idea of what the 2014 payroll will look like. Assuming no further changes are made to the roster, the payroll will be approximately $77.0 million, the highest in franchise history, topping the $72.8 million payroll […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussin A Full Roster, An Unaffordable Payroll, And Keeping David Price

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussin A Full Roster, An Unaffordable Payroll, And Keeping David Price

    January 6, 2014 at 11:06 am 9 comments

    Before we get caught up on some odds and ends, it should be noted that the waiver claim on Pedro Figueroa has not been finalized and Figueroa is not yet on the Rays’ 40-man roster. Since the claim came on release-waivers, Figueroa has until Wednesday to accept or decline the […]

     
  • Tampa Bay Rays 2014 Payroll Now Projected To Be Largest In Franchise History

    Tampa Bay Rays 2014 Payroll Now Projected To Be Largest In Franchise History

    December 17, 2013 at 12:07 pm 5 comments

    If the season started today, the Tampa Bay Rays 2014 payroll would be approximately $75.3 million an increase of 19% over last year’s opening day payroll ($63.3 million). More importantly, that would be the largest payroll in franchise history, surpassing the $72.8 million payroll in 2010. The second-highest payroll came […]

     
  • Here Is The Rays’ Opening Day 40-Man Roster And Payroll

    Here Is The Rays’ Opening Day 40-Man Roster And Payroll

    April 1, 2013 at 8:30 am 6 comments

    The Rays’ 2013 opening day payroll will be approximately $63.3 million. I say “approximately” because we are still not sure what Shelley Duncan’s contract stipulates as a big league salary, but it should be in the $1.0 million range. The $63.3 million payroll is $0.9 million less than last year, […]

     
  • Yankees Starting Season On The DL Will Make More In 2013 Than Entire Rays Roster

    Yankees Starting Season On The DL Will Make More In 2013 Than Entire Rays Roster

    March 7, 2013 at 9:15 am 8 comments

    The Yankees are having a rough Spring Training as Mark Teixeira is the latest big bat to find his way to the sideline with an injury. Teixeira suffered a strained right wrist and will be out of action for 8-10 weeks. Once the season starts, he will be joined on […]

     
  • Rays Payroll Now Projected To Be $61.3 Million

    Rays Payroll Now Projected To Be $61.3 Million

    February 7, 2013 at 10:34 am 10 comments

    Now that we know what Kyle Farnsworth, Luke Scott, and Kelly Johnson will be making, the Rays’ payroll is starting to take shape. Based on players that are currently in the organization, the payroll is projected to be $61.3 million, down 4.5% from last year. Obviously that will change if […]

     
  • Evolution Of Rays Payroll And Where It May Be Headed

    Evolution Of Rays Payroll And Where It May Be Headed

    October 26, 2012 at 7:26 am 6 comments

    Yesterday we saw that if the 2013 season started today, the payroll would be somewhere in the neighborhood of $61.4 million. That would be the fourth highest payroll in the eight seasons since Stuart Sternberg took over the Rays. And that’s without signing a single free agent. Here is a […]