The Tampa Bay Rays have been the laughing stock of MLB attendance for at least a decade, maybe more, averaging between 13-25 thousand fans a game, while Tropicana Field can seat roughly around 34,000. It has been their home since their inaugural 1998 season, but they can’t seem to fill the fairly small ballpark. For about 7 years now, there have been rumors of relocation, and there was even a plan out, back in 2009 with blueprints of the proposed new venue, but it fell through. However, with the new reports of the city allowing the Rays to explore new Continue reading Rays’ New Stadium Opportunity Could be Golden on Future Income Statements
Back in June, reports came out stating that the Red Birds had hacked into a propriety information system of the Houston Astros. Accordingly, the hacking had been going on for quite a while; 13 months. Why would a franchise attempt to steal data from just one team for a long period of time? There are more than one opponents in the league. Well, the main reason that has surfaced for months now has left the baseball world baffled. The Astros’ GM, Jeff Luhnow, is a former employee of the St. Louis Cardinals, and apparently takes credit for a lot of Continue reading Astros-Cardinals Hacking Defines Cheating in Baseball in a Childish Manner
After missing out on Greinke, the Giants responded as quickly as the next day by inking Jeff Samardzija to a 5-year $90 million deal. Of course the first media reaction stated that the signing was too risky because of Jeff’s poor numbers, but great upside. However, the second reaction had to do something with Samardzija’s nickname being “Shark.” Back when Tim Lincecum was a Cy Young winner, the Giants heavily promoted “The Freak”, and the fans ate it up. Next was Pablo Sandoval, as his brilliant performances in the playoffs elevated his nickname, “Panda”, as one of the biggest promo Continue reading Samardzja A Promotional Stunt for Giants
There are a handful of teams currently that are looking to fill their newly opened managerial position, and the potential candidates for these openings aren’t exactly household names. Guys like Gabe Kapler, Scott Servais, Tim Wallach, and Andy Green are all in the news right now being linked to any of the managerial openings. But why those guys when legends like Dusty Baker, Ron Gardenhire, Ron Washington, and Bud Black are out there as well? Baseball has changed over the past decade or so, as the moneyball aspect has taken the MLB by storm. Front offices no longer consist only Continue reading Teams Ignoring All-Star Managers on the Market?