Payroll

  • Sternberg On Attendance: Well Below Expectations

    Sternberg On Attendance: Well Below Expectations

    June 29, 2011 at 7:30 am 24 comments

    The Rays are the tightwad that saves every penny in a growth mutual fund with an eye on retiring at 65.

     
  • Rays And Royals Are Baseball’s Most Efficient

    May 18, 2011 at 8:30 am 0 comments

    Rays And Royals Are Baseball’s Most Efficient

     
  • Joel Sherman Says Low Payroll Gives Rays Advantage Over Yankees, Red Sox

    Joel Sherman Says Low Payroll Gives Rays Advantage Over Yankees, Red Sox

    May 16, 2011 at 8:00 am 7 comments

    With all due respect, Joel Sherman is an idiot.

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Yankees Bullpen Now Costs More Than Rays Entire Roster

    January 14, 2011 at 12:43 pm 5 comments

    The Yankees will pay Rafael Soriano $11.5 million in 2011. And with that addition, the Bombers are now projected to pay their seven relief pitchers more than the Rays will pay their ENTIRE ROSTER. But hey, at least the Charlotte Stone Crabs are better than the Tampa Yankees. [Business Insider]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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… […]

     
  • Raising MLB’s Minimum Payroll Would Only Cause More Problems

    Raising MLB’s Minimum Payroll Would Only Cause More Problems

    September 1, 2010 at 11:30 am 2 comments

    In the wake of the Major League Baseball’s leaked financial documents, Patrick Rishe of Forbes.com is the latest to call for the institution of minimum payrolls, often referred to as a “salary floor,” as a way to force teams to reinvest money received from revenue sharing… Imposing league minimum team […]