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+    Level: MLB
Location:  St. Petersburg,FL
Team Record:  96-66   .593
Result:   1st in American League - East Division
Manager(s):  Joe Maddon
General Manager:   Andrew Friedman
Stadium:  Tropicana Field
Attendance:  1,864,999
Payroll:  $71,923,471
Playoffs:  Lost in 1st Round (Rangers)

Tampa Bay Rays affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Gabe Kapler (34)
Youngest Player:  Jeremy Hellickson (23)
Longest Tenure:  Carl Crawford (9)
Top Hitter:  Evan Longoria (8)
Top Pitcher:  David Price (7)
Top Draft Pick:  Josh Sale (#17)

Roster Continuity:  73.65%
Top Prospect:   Desmond Jennings
American League Standings
Tampa Bay9666.593--
NY Yankees9567.5861.0

Contract data is available from the mid 2000s until the present day. Shaded records are players who signed multi-year contracts. The list of contracts may not be complete. Visit the Data Store if you're interested in purchasing the contract data.
Player NameContract Signed byStartEndLengthValuePer YearContract Notes
Willy AybarTampa Bay Rays200920102$ 2,600,000$ 1.30mClub option for 2011, avoided arbitration. Wanted $1.05m, offered $0.9k
Grant BalfourTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 2,050,000 Avoided arbitration
Jason BartlettTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 4,000,000 Avoided arbitration
Joaquin BenoitTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 750,000 Minor league contract
Hank BlalockTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 925,000 Minor league contract
Reid BrignacTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 403,700 
Pat BurrellTampa Bay Rays200920102$ 16,000,000$ 8.00m
Randy ChoateTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 700,000 Avoided arbitration
Lance CormierTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 1,200,000 Avoided arbitration
Carl CrawfordTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 10,000,000 Option exercised
Wade DavisTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 404,900 
Mike EkstromTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 402,700 
Matt GarzaTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 3,350,000 avoided arbitration
Brad HawpeColorado Rockies200820103$ 17,424,999$ 5.81mClub option for 2011 ($10m)
Jeremy HellicksonTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 400,000 
John JasoTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 400,000 
Desmond JenningsTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 400,000 
Dan JohnsonTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 500,000 
Matt JoyceTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 406,000 
Gabe KaplerTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 1,054,000 Extension signed during 2009 season
Evan LongoriaTampa Bay Rays200820136$ 17,500,000$ 2.92mClub options for 2014-2016
Jake McGeeTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 400,000 
Dioner NavarroTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 2,100,000 Avoided arbitration
Jeff NiemannTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 1,032,000 
Carlos PenaTampa Bay Rays200820103$ 24,125,000$ 8.04m
David PriceTampa Bay Rays200720126$ 8,500,000$ 1.42m$5.6m signing bonus
Chad QuallsArizona Diamondbacks201020101$ 4,185,000 Avoided arbitration
Sean RodriguezTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 405,500 
James ShieldsTampa Bay Rays200820114$ 11,250,000$ 2.81mClub options for 2012-2014
Kelly ShoppachTampa Bay Rays201020112$ 5,550,000$ 2.78mAvoided arbitration. Club option for 2012
Andy SonnanstineTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 416,900 
Rafael SorianoTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 7,250,000 
Dale ThayerTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 400,000 
B.J. UptonTampa Bay Rays201020101$ 300,000 Lost arbitration (Wanted $3.3m)
Dan WheelerTampa Bay Rays200820103$ 10,500,000$ 3.50mClub option for 2011 ($4m). Avoided arbitration
Ben ZobristTampa Bay Rays201020134$ 18,000,000$ 4.50mClub options for 2014 and 2015

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