Payroll

  • 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 […]

     
  • [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 […]

     
  • [CLIFF FLOYD] Rays And Cliff Floyd Agree On One-Year Deal

    [CLIFF FLOYD] Rays And Cliff Floyd Agree On One-Year Deal

    December 14, 2007 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

    [Ed. note (4:29pm): Eduardo Encina is reporting that the contract has not been finalized] Yahoo! Sports (are we the only ones that loathe the exclamation point?) is reporting that the Rays have signed Cliff Floyd to a 1-year contract with a team option in 2009. Floyd will make a base […]