For those of you that are regular visitors to this site know that we very rarely complain about having to eat McDonald's Hamburgers every night, while our counterparts are eating Steak. We understand the dynamics of baseball and until the rules change, we have no problem with the Yankees spending $200 million on player salaries. They are playing within the rules. Still, it makes us wonder if we are wasting our time hoping that the D-Rays will ever be competitive as long as they compete in the AL East. Above are the starting lineups from Tuesday's game in the Bronx featuring the The New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. In other words, EIGHT members of the the Yankees starting lineup have salaries greater than the entire Devil Rays' lineup. And this Yankee's lineup does not have Gary Sheffield ($13,000,000) who will replace Melky Cabrera when he returns from injury in the near future. What is amazing about this
big gigantic enormous colossal astronomic gargantuan John Holmsian slight disparity in payrolls is that somehow the Rays actually have won 3 games versus the Yankees this season. Even more amazing that the Rays won 11 of 19 versus the Yankees last season. So the ultimate question is...Can the Devil Rays ever compete in this division with the Yankees and other big payroll teams like the Red Sox, The Blue Jays, and The Orioles? (And Yes, that question is Rhetorical)...Pardon us while we go cry in the corner like a girl stood-up on prom night.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Do The Devil Rays Even Have A Chance Against The Yankees?