‘Stu needs to sell:’ Former Rays outfielder weighs in on Rays future – Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida 2021-10-08 12:58:49 –

A former Tampa Bay Rays star joined Twitter on Thursday night to discuss the future of the team with team owner Stuart Sternberg.

BJ Upton, who played in the Rays center field from 2004 to 2012, 5-0 victory over Boston Red Sox in Tampa Bay In Game 1 of ALDS.

Upton began by saying that Sternberg needed to sell the team. In the following tweet, the Rays owner said he tried to use the playoffs as a Bulls *** plan. This may refer to the idea of ​​promoting a split city plan during the playoffs.

In split city planning, Rays plays half of the home game here and the other half in Montreal.

Related: Rays owners withdraw from plans to display Montreal signs in Tropicana Field

Former Ray then offered to start a petition to keep the team here.

Montreal’s plans have been widely criticized by Rays fans, especially those who want the team to move to Tampa.

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At the same time, Upton said there were “buyers” if Sternberg would sell the team. He said he wasn’t going to do that.

He also shot Rays President Brian Auld as “the first person to listen to Brian Auld.”

In one last jab, Upton said, “This is the same team that took me to arbitration for more than 300,000 people,” and seems to have accused the organization of not being willing to spend money.

He also retweeted a statement from the group “Move Raise to Tampa.” You can read that thread below:

Upton celebrated Raise’s victory on Twitter, ending the night by saying he already had a ticket if the series with Boston went to Game 5 and wanted to support the team.

Tampa Bay leads Series 1-0 in Game 2 at Tropicana Field on Friday night.

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