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The Tampa Bay Rays have signed president of baseball operations Erik Neander and manager Kevin Cash to contract extensions that will run beyond the 2028 season. Both Neander and Cash have been instrumental in the team's success, with the Rays posting a winning record in each year since 2018 and making five postseason appearances, including a trip to the World Series in 2020.
The specifics of the deals are not yet known, though Topkin says they'll run beyond the 2028 season, when the club is slated to move into a new stadium in St. Petersburg.
Despite having limited financial resources compared to other teams, the Rays have managed to consistently compete and develop talent. They have operated with one of the lowest payrolls in the league, but have made up for it with a strong farm system and success in developing players at the major league level. This success has led to occasional losses of top talent, but the Rays have been able to sustain their winning ways.
That's left the club to occasionally part ways with top talents such as Blake Snell and Tyler Glasnow in spite of the team's consistent success, though those losses have been made up for by the club's strong farm system and success in developing talent at the major league level.
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