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2009 TAMPA BAY RAYS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  St. Petersburg,FL
Team Record:  84-78   .519
Result:   3rd in American League - East Division
Manager(s):  Joe Maddon
General Manager:   Andrew Friedman
Stadium:  Tropicana Field
Attendance:  1,874,962
Payroll:  $63,313,034
Playoffs:  -

Tampa Bay Rays affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Brian Shouse (40)
Youngest Player:  Reid Brignac (23)
Longest Tenure:  Carl Crawford (8)
Top Hitter:  Evan Longoria (11)
Top Pitcher:  James Shields (10)
Top Draft Pick:  LeVon Washington (#30)

Roster Continuity:  70.94%
Top Prospect:   David Price
American League Standings
EastWLPctGB
NY Yankees10359.636--
Boston9567.5868.0
Tampa Bay8478.51919.0
Toronto7587.46328.0
Baltimore6498.39539.0

TEAM INFORMATION
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
Winston AbreuTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 400,000 MInor League Contract
Willy AybarTampa Bay Rays200920102$ 2,600,000$ 1.30mClub option for 2011, avoided arbitration. Wanted $1.05m, offered $0.9k
Grant BalfourTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 1,400,000 Avoided arbitration
Jason BartlettTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 1,981,250 Avoided arbitration
Jeff BennettNew York Mets200920091$ 437,500 
Chad BradfordBaltimore Orioles200720093$ 10,500,000$ 3.50m$0.5m signing bonus
Reid BrignacTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 404,000 
Pat BurrellTampa Bay Rays200920102$ 16,000,000$ 8.00m
Randy ChoateTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 400,000 Minor League Contract
Lance CormierTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 675,000 
Carl CrawfordTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 8,250,000 Option exercised. First of 2 option years.
Wade DavisTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 400,000 
Joe DillonOakland Athletics200920091$ 410,000 Split contract
Matt GarzaTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 433,300 
Gabe GrossTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 1,255,000 Avoided arbitration
J.P. HowellTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 433,700 
Jason IsringhausenTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 750,000 Minor league contract
Akinori IwamuraTampa Bay Rays200720093$ 7,700,000$ 2.57mClub option for 2010 ($4.25m)
Matt JoyceTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 410,400 
Gabe KaplerTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 1,000,020 
Scott KazmirTampa Bay Rays200920113$ 28,500,000$ 9.50mClub option for 2012 ($13.5m)
Evan LongoriaTampa Bay Rays200820136$ 17,500,000$ 2.92mClub options for 2014-2016
Dioner NavarroTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 2,100,000 Lost Arbitration. Wanted $2.5m
Joe NelsonTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 1,300,000 
Jeff NiemannTampa Bay Rays200520095$ 5,500,000$ 1.10m$3.2m signing bonus
Carlos PenaTampa Bay Rays200820103$ 24,125,000$ 8.04m
Troy PercivalTampa Bay Rays200820092$ 8,000,000$ 4.00m
Fernando PerezTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 402,800 
David PriceTampa Bay Rays200720126$ 8,500,000$ 1.42m$5.6m signing bonus
Shawn RiggansTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 413,900 
James ShieldsTampa Bay Rays200820114$ 11,250,000$ 2.81mClub options for 2012-2014
Brian ShouseTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 1,550,000 Club option for 2010 ($1.9m)
Andy SonnanstineTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 430,100 
Russ SpringerOakland Athletics200920091$ 3,300,000 
Dale ThayerTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 400,000 
B.J. UptonTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 435,000 
Dan WheelerTampa Bay Rays200820103$ 10,500,000$ 3.50mClub option for 2011 ($4m). Avoided arbitration
Gregg ZaunBaltimore Orioles200920091$ 2,000,000 Club option for 2010 ($2m)
Ben ZobristTampa Bay Rays200920091$ 415,900 



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