Know how to make the big money?
It’s easy. Just be a former Tampa Bay Ray.
While the Rays remain one of baseball’s most frugal teams, former teammates are cashing. The latest was shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who signed a two-year deal with the New York Mets for $18.5 million. So far this offseason, Ben Zobrist has signed a four-year, $52 million contract and David Price has signed with the Red Sox for seven years and $217 million.
It continues. As much as any team in baseball, the Rays pay attention to the bottom line. It has become a place where players show up while waiting for the big money.