(AUDIO) Grant Balfour Was Offered More Money to Go Elsewhere but Chose Tampa Bay

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Moments after being introduced as the newest member of the Tampa Bay Rays, Grant Balfour joined Booger and Rich.

Balfour said the whole ordeal with the Orioles not liking his physical was odd and strange because he’s always felt healthy. They never got into specifics with him. However, he said it all worked out and he’s able to be back in Tampa. Balfour said he was intrigued by the idea of playing the Orioles 19 times this coming season.

Balfour said he was offered more money other places, but at the end of the day he’s happy with his choice and excited to be a Tampa Bay Ray.

Balfour said it’s always exciting for the front office to put money into the team and try to build a winner. He said the talent in Tampa Bay factored into his decision and he feels good about the team’s chances to win a championship.

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