Payroll

  • 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 […]

     
  • Crawford And Pena Will Not Be Back With Rays In 2011

    Crawford And Pena Will Not Be Back With Rays In 2011

    February 16, 2010 at 10:00 am 27 comments

    Pitchers and catchers haven’t even reported for the 2010 season and the Rays are already on the offensive (or is it defensive) about Carl Crawford’s and Carlos Pena’s futures with the team as well as the 2011 payroll. First it was Matt Silverman… We extended last year, we’re over-extended heading […]

     
  • [2009 TAMPA BAY RAYS] Projected 2009 Tampa Bay Rays 40-Man Roster And Payroll

    [2009 TAMPA BAY RAYS] Projected 2009 Tampa Bay Rays 40-Man Roster And Payroll

    January 16, 2009 at 2:42 pm 2 comments

    [Update: 2:12pm] The Rays have signed Lance Cormier to a one-year, $675K contract. To make room on the 40-man, the Rays have designated Dewon Day, who they had just claimed on waivers last week. With the addition of Cormier, this tells us that the Rays now expect Troy Percival to […]

     
  • [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 […]

     
  • [SCOTT KAZMIR] Kazmir Extension Adds Stability To Rays Foundation

    [SCOTT KAZMIR] Kazmir Extension Adds Stability To Rays Foundation

    May 15, 2008 at 1:21 pm 0 comments

    At the quarter-mark of the season, the Rays sit in a position, never experienced by the Tampa Bay Rays franchise, with or without the Devil. At 23-17, the Rays are in first place in the AL East for the first time ever this late in the season. Not bad for […]

     
  • [2009 TAMPA BAY RAYS] 2004 Draft Class Will Force Roster Shake-Up In 2009

    [2009 TAMPA BAY RAYS] 2004 Draft Class Will Force Roster Shake-Up In 2009

    April 21, 2008 at 2:05 pm 18 comments

    Payroll to be at least $54 million and Andrew Friedman will have several tough decisions to make It is an off-day in the Raysiverse, and with all the recent roster moves and contract extensions, we thought today would be a good day to look ahead to 2009. Roster projections are […]