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Tampa Bay Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg went into battle again on Thursday. The former Wall Street investor, who in 2005 purchased the majority interest in the club, has been looking for a way to get out of Tropicana Field, but to no avail. His audience was one with a keen interest in the Rays as he was invited by the Hillsborough County commissioners to speak about the health of the club as the county has been targeted as a possible relocation destination.
"Major League Baseball doesn't believe anymore in the Tampa Bay area," Sternberg said, and that was backed shortly thereafter by a statement from the Commissioner’s Office
“The Commissioner has had conversations with Stuart Sternberg and is disappointed with the current situation in the Tampa Bay market.
The status quo is simply not sustainable. The Rays have been a model organization, averaging nearly 92 wins per year since 2008 and participating in the Postseason three times, including their inaugural W...
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TAMPA, Fla. Could baseball be at risk in the Tampa Bay region? It's uncertain. But the message delivered by Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg on Thursday during a one-hour talk at a Hillsborough County Commission meeting was strong.
Sternberg, who became the club's principal owner in 2005, told commissioners, "MLB, at this point, doesn't believe any more in...
Kyle Farnsworth and the Tampa Bay Rays have reached a one-year agreement for 2013. Farnsworth, 36, will have a base salary near $1.5 million and can earn more in performance incentives.
Farnsworth missed the start of last season while dealing with an elbow injury. He was activated in late July.
Last season Farnsworth had a 4.00 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP in 27 innings of work. He has pitched...
Dueling press conferences and statements today indicate that Major League Baseball and the Tampa Bay Rays ownership are either violently agreeing or subtly playing chess against one another with regard to the franchise’s future on the gulf coast of Florida.
Quotes via Adam Berry (mlb.com):
Principal Rays owner Stuart Sternberg stated today that it is his full intent to keep Tampa...
Evan Longoria bundled up before stepping out into the cold, zipping his bright blue winter jacket all the way up, putting on his scarf and pulling his gray stocking cap tight over his ears.
This wasn't exactly baseball weather.
The Tampa Bay Rays third baseman spent Saturday hanging out with fellow Red Bull athletes and taking in the dizzying sights and loud sounds of the Winter...
The Tampa Bay Rays reinforced their bullpen Thursday, reaching an agreement to re-sign free-agent right-hander Kyle Farnsworth, according to a major-league source.
Farnsworth, 36, will receive a guarantee of between $1.25 million and $1.5 million plus incentives, the source said. The deal is pending a physical.
The Rays know Farnsworth well - he pitched for them the past two seasons...
Kyle Farnsworth‘s free agent decision is expected to come soon, with the big right-hander having narrowed his decision down to the Tampa Bay Rays and the ever-present Mystery Team. Farnsworth lost his closer’s spot in Tampa Bay to the phenomenon that was Fernando Rodney, and his injury-limited 2012 season was somewhat of a disappointment: in 27 innings, Farnsworth allowed a 4...
The Tampa Bay Rays and free agent Luke Scott have expressed
mutual interest in a reunion, according to Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times.
Scott spent 2012 with the Rays, and both sides have
continued to express mutual interest in a reunion.
Tampa Bay is in need of a designated hitter, and their
search may ultimately lead them to a reunion with Scott. The slugger...
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ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- Evan Longoria bundled up before stepping out into the cold, zipping his bright blue winter jacket all the way up, putting on his scarf and pulling his gray stocking cap tight over his ears.
This wasn't exactly baseball weather.
The Tampa Bay Rays third baseman spent Saturday hanging out with fellow athletes sponsored by Red Bull and taking in the dizzying...
TAMPA, Fla. This dance has only begun. It will be more tango than waltz, more salsa than slow step. It will be a tease that tickles the imagination, seducing hearts and minds of seamheads on both sides of the bay.
Lets be frank: Its not a matter of if. Its a question of the juicy when.
When will Wil Myers, the jewel of the Tampa Bay Rays haul in a six-player December trade with...
The Tampa Bay Rays have signed free-agent reliever Kyle Farnsworth to a one-year contract, according to an ESPN.com reports. Farnsworth, 36, will earn between $1.25-1.5 million plus incentives, according to a FOX Sports report. The right spent the previous two seasons in Tampa Bay. He posted a 4.00 ERA in 27 innings in 2012. He saved 25 games the previous season.