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Too Many Eggs in a Basket

Today is a day of mixed emotions for Rays fans that range from sadness to outrage that Carl Crawford will be wearing a Red Sox uniform for the next seven seasons. Rays fans wonder that with monies from Dan Wheeler, … Continue reading

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62-100

If payroll decided wins and losses in 2010, that is what the Rays’ record would have been according to Craig Robinson of FlipFlopFlyBall.com. Money clearly does not buy everything as for the second time in three seasons, one of the … Continue reading

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Dollars Make $ense

Whether this is truly the “all-in” year that has been the general consensus since before it even began, one thing is for certain, this is the highest payroll in team history at $71,923,471 (All data courtesy of USA Today database).  This … Continue reading

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Inside the Payroll Numbers

The latest from The Biz of Baseball: The Tampa Bay Rays see the biggest increase in Opening Day payroll from the 2003 inflation adjusted number of $22,840,985 to $71,923,471, an increase of 215 percent. The club raised player payroll 13.6 … Continue reading

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Crawford, Rays End Talks

The Rays had to at least make the effort but the result was as predictable because many just do not appreciate how much of a bargain Carl Crawford has been for the Rays in his career here. In 2005, he … Continue reading

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Lean Times Ahead?

Stu Sternberg made a radio appearance on 620 WDAE today to talk to Dave Wills and Andy Freed about the current and future situation of the team. The big note that came out of the conversation is the payroll is … Continue reading

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