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Under The Orange Roof: A First Look At 2024

Happy New Year from Under The Orange Roof!

Steve Carney returns to start 2024 with a first look at the legal proceedings against shortstop Wander Franco that are now getting underway in the Dominican Republic. We take a look at what sort of scenarios could play out, and how that affects the team’s massive contract with the 22-year-old.

We then get into the sillyness that local politicans have staked their names to regarding the construction of a new baseball stadium for the team to play in beginning in the 2028 season, plus take a look at the construction of the current roster, and some names that the team could be looking at, including a former Ray that Steve thinks could be a win-win scenario for everyone involved.

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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