Originally posted on Rays Index  |  Last updated 10/24/11
Back in September, Stuart Sternberg referred to Andrew Friedman as a “partner” which led us to speculate that part of Friedman’s handshake agreement with Sternberg actually includes ownership in the club. And now we get confirmation from Scott Miller of CBS Sports (via Twitter). Andrew [Friedman] has a sweet deal with Rays including stake in club This really shouldn’t come as a surprise. With any young company without a lot of money laying around that is looking to build its infrastructure, one way to entice the talent is with equity. And so it would make sense that Friedman (and probably Matt Silverman also) would be given a piece of the team in lieu of an actual large salary. And all of the sudden, the idea of Friedman’s free agent status (he does not have a contract with Rays) and the thought of him leaving for another club doesn’t seem so scary. Related posts: Potential Astros Owner Wants Andrew Friedman As His GM More Speculation That Astros New Owner Wants Andrew Friedman [...
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