The Tampa Bay Rays head into the upcoming winter meetings in the listening phase about ways to improve a roster that came within one win of reaching the American League Championship Series last season. No,” Rays senior vice president of baseball operations Erik Neander said Thursday. The franchise with baseball’s smallest payroll at just over $66 million looks to build on an outstanding 2019 in which the Rays took Houston to a deciding fifth game in the AL Division Series in their first postseason trip since 2013.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 10:06 pm
The Tampa Bay Rays proposed a zany idea back in June: what if they played half of their games at their ramshackle domed stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the other half in Montreal? Major League Baseball gave Rays principal owner Stu Sternberg permission to explore the idea, and six months later we finally have some news: the entire proposal is dead through at least the 2027 season. Via reporter Noah Pransky, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman released a letter on Wednesday that marks the end of any split-season negotiations between the Rays and the city for the time being.
Posted: December 4, 2019, 9:05 pm