On Sunday, the Tampa Bay Rays announced the 60-man player pool that skipper Kevin Cash and Rays Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Erik Neander will draw from for the team’s 30-man Opening Day roster.
On Thursday, Jeff Passan (ESPN) broke a bombshell report that Major League Baseball has granted the Tampa Bay Rays permission for the preliminary exploration of splitting the season in Montreal.
The Tampa Bay Rays formally closed the three-year negotiating window that permitted the team to search both Pinellas and Hillsborough and counties for a new stadium site.
With just 20 days left in the memorandum of understanding (MOU) window which allowed the Tampa Bay Rays to search regionally for a new stadium site, principal owner Stuart Sternberg told the media Tuesday the plan to build a stadium in Ybor City is no longer viable.
On Wednesday, Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill finally provided insight on how to pay for a new Tampa Bay Rays stadium.