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    Re: Rays to explore playing in Montreal part time

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    Re: Rays to explore playing in Montreal part time

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    Re: Rays to explore playing in Montreal part time

    They'd obviously be called the Canada Rays.

    "C Rays" for short.

    And, if you have a problem with that, take it up with your local congressman. Otherwise, stick to the thread topic and avoid the personal attacks as this is just another example of how Redszone is out of touch with the rest of America and Montreal.

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    Re: Rays to explore playing in Montreal part time

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    Splitting time between the 2 cities would be an absolute nightmare as a player… Potentially moving your family/pets back-and-forth, finding pediatricians, doctors, vets, paying rent on multiple houses, even when you’re not there. No thanks.
    This is a bit of an exaggeration.
    During the season, there's 81 road games.. I am not sure how many days away from home that translates to, but they already have to have someone take care of their pets.

    Maybe they could give the players the same per deim in Montreal that they get on the road to help make up for possibly paying double rent, etc.

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    Re: Rays to explore playing in Montreal part time

    St Pete Mayor says he won't give permission.
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Rays to explore playing in Montreal part time

    Horrible idea. Just move the Rays to either Nashville or Charlotte.

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    Re: Rays to explore playing in Montreal part time

    At least in Montreal the fanbase will be able to see over the steering wheel when they're going to the game.
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    Re: Rays to explore playing in Montreal part time

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    They only bottom-feed for free agents as it is.



    What fans?

    For the record, I think they ought to just pick one city. Yet their 25-year shackle to the Trop runs through 2022. So maybe the best they can do is to partially move up to Montreal, play in Olympic Stadium and get a new park built for the 2023 season. Also, maybe it would get St. Pete to let them out of their agreement, allowing it to redevelop the land the Trop sits on (which means way more money to the city than having a stadium there).
    The lease in St. Pete runs through 2027, this isn't happening.

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    Re: Rays to explore playing in Montreal part time

    Sounds like some lawsuits are coming, leases can be broken.
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    Isn’t there some legal debauchery in Montreal?

    Asking for a friend in case baseball goes back there.

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    Re: Rays to explore playing in Montreal part time

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinsm View Post
    The lease in St. Pete runs through 2027, this isn't happening.
    I'd like to know how that lease breaks down. IIRC, the Rays slapped a 25-year no relocation clause on MLB when they entered the league (in return for not suing the league over convincing St. Pete to build a stadium on spec). That lease might not be so ironclad after 2022. Also, there was some reporting a few years back the redevelopment rights are more valuable than the lease. The Rays aren't floating this idea if they don't think there's a way out before 2027. We don't know where the wiggle is, but they're looking to knock something loose.
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    Re: Rays to explore playing in Montreal part time

    If the Rays would move full time to Montreal, wonder if there would be discussion of swapping Washington to the AL East and the Expos back to the NL.
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    Re: Rays to explore playing in Montreal part time

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    If the Rays would move full time to Montreal, wonder if there would be discussion of swapping Washington to the AL East and the Expos back to the NL.
    Zero chance. No way Montreal would leave a division with Toronto, Boston and New York. Those are the three cities closest to it.
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    Re: Rays to explore playing in Montreal part time

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    If the Rays would move full time to Montreal, wonder if there would be discussion of swapping Washington to the AL East and the Expos back to the NL.
    Nah, I think the AL east is a perfect division for Montreal.
    Baltimore, Boston, New York, Toronto, and Montreal that is a pretty geographically close division which is good for filling up the stadiums.
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    Re: Rays to explore playing in Montreal part time

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I'd like to know how that lease breaks down. IIRC, the Rays slapped a 25-year no relocation clause on MLB when they entered the league (in return for not suing the league over convincing St. Pete to build a stadium on spec). That lease might not be so ironclad after 2022. Also, there was some reporting a few years back the redevelopment rights are more valuable than the lease. The Rays aren't floating this idea if they don't think there's a way out before 2027. We don't know where the wiggle is, but they're looking to knock something loose.
    The only reason the Rays are talking about it is to pressure Tampa into building them a stadium.


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