Vice Sports thinks Chris Archer is better than Tampa Bay deserves


All that success and attention, on the field and off, leaves Archer a bit out of place in sleepy Tampa. He's a major star, or could be in another market, and there's little point to him pitching as well as he's pitching now for a team that's a few years and a new stadium deal—at the very least—away from relevance. If fans were coming out to see him, that would be one thing, but the Rays have the worst average attendance in the game. More people came out to see the Cubs in spring training, on a per game basis, than are watching Archer pitch in Tampa this year. Who does it serve to have him stay there and wallow?

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