Forget "small market" blues and even attendance woes, the Tampa Bay Rays will spend what they need to make the playoffs, owner Stuart Sternberg told the Tampa Tribune 's Roger Mooney .
"We're well beyond stretched. This for me, personally, is a very special year," Sternberg said. "It's a special team, can be a special team, and we're going to do whatever we can and whatever is necessary to try to give us the best opportunity to win this year."
Sternberg said the Rays could add as much as $20 or $25 million. He said money is an "impediment" but if the team goes to the playoffs, it'll be worth it.
When asked about re-signing outfielder Carl Crawford, Sternberg said, "Remains to be seen."
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