Payroll

  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Does Payroll Influence Attendance? (Alt. Title: Can The Rays Draw More Than 23,000 Fans Per Game?)

    Does Payroll Influence Attendance? (Alt. Title: Can The Rays Draw More Than 23,000 Fans Per Game?)

    April 6, 2012 at 10:00 am 2 comments

    Earlier today we looked at how the payroll has changed through the years. Now let’s compare the evolution of the payroll to the Rays’ average attendance through the years. And to our surprise, there is more correlation than we would have expected. Payroll values are in millions… It is hard […]

     
  • The Evolution Of The Tampa Bay Rays Payroll

    The Evolution Of The Tampa Bay Rays Payroll

    April 6, 2012 at 9:00 am 0 comments

    Here is a look at the opening day payroll for the Rays in every year of their existence. For fun, we included the average payroll in Major League Baseball. Payroll values are in millions… Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • 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. […]

     
  • VIDEO: Stuart Sternberg Discusses The Payroll, The Stadium, And His Expectations

    February 29, 2012 at 2:34 pm 14 comments

    Stuart Sternberg held court with the media in Port Charlotte yesterday. His comments are transcribed below and we have highlighted a few of the more telling passages. Here’s the video… On the upcoming season: “We’re optimistic, we’re happy, we’re excited. It’s been an eventful, yet uneventful, off-season. We did some […]

     
  • Silverman: “We Are Spending An Uncomfortable Amount Of Money”

    February 21, 2012 at 10:20 am 23 comments

    Matt Silverman appeared on the “Happy Hour with JP Peterson” show. They discussed a number of topics including the stadium situation. But when the topic of payroll came up, Silverman’s answer showed just how far the it is from St. Pete to the Bronx and Boston. During the discussion, Silverman […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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?