Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback



All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher


Erik Neander Newsbeat

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Rays promote Neander, reach multiyear deal

The Rays agreed to a multiyear extension with Erik Neander on Wednesday and named him president of baseball operations, promoting him from his previous title of general manager/senior vice president and ensuring that their top baseball operations official will remain right where he wants to be.

Neander, 38, began his tenure with the Rays as a baseball operations intern in 2007, was hired full-time later that year and has worked for Tampa Bay ever since. This is his fourth season as the organization’s top-ranking baseball official, and during that time he’s overseen the creation of a Major League roster that is once again among the best in the American League, along with a Minor League system that ranks among the best in baseball.

“It was a dream opportunity then, and it’s a dream opportunity now,” Neander said on a Zoom call Wednesday evening. “There’s been plenty of mistakes and misfires and growth along the way, but also a lot of wins. And I think with this, I can guarantee that the mistakes and the growth will certainly continue, and it’s our goal and belief that our collective efforts will lead to our best wins still being ahead of us.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 09, 2021 at 08:39 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: erik neander, rays



BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF


Thanks to
Hombre Brotani
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

Sox TherapyIt's A Sprint, Not A Marathon
(18 - 3:28pm, Sep 20)
Last: Darren

NewsblogThe A’s Rebuild Is Coming
(1 - 3:25pm, Sep 20)
Last: Rally

NewsblogEmpty Stadium Sports Will Be Really Weird
(14025 - 3:24pm, Sep 20)
Last: Tony S

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-20-2021
(5 - 3:22pm, Sep 20)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogRemorseful Thom Brennaman deserves to work again now; He’s already suffered 14 months of hell
(60 - 2:42pm, Sep 20)
Last: bunyon

NewsblogManny, Tatis have heated dugout exchange
(7 - 2:39pm, Sep 20)
Last: salvomania

NewsblogMets targeting A’s Billy Beane as candidate to run baseball operations
(14 - 2:33pm, Sep 20)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

Gonfalon CubsThis all sucks
(33 - 2:21pm, Sep 20)
Last: Moses Taylor hashes out the rumpus

NewsblogShohei Ohtani has sore arm, might not pitch again this season
(37 - 2:16pm, Sep 20)
Last: Rally

Sox TherapyShrug
(157 - 2:00pm, Sep 20)
Last: Darren

Newsblog8th? BBTF Central Park Softball Game: SEPT 18, 2021
(225 - 1:56pm, Sep 20)
Last: catomi01

NewsblogGuardians to promote outfielder-turned-reliever Anthony Gose
(5 - 1:54pm, Sep 20)
Last: Mayor Blomberg

NewsblogBaseball Pension Tension
(17 - 1:34pm, Sep 20)
Last: dejarouehg

NewsblogNBA 2021 Playoffs+ thread
(4440 - 1:11pm, Sep 20)
Last: Der-K's emotional investment is way up

NewsblogHey, pal, WEEKEND OMNICHATTER's eyes are up here, for September 17-19, 2021
(97 - 12:32pm, Sep 20)
Last: Bret Sabermatrician

Page rendered in 1.0971 seconds
46 querie(s) executed