So you don't have to jump back and forth to the May article to compare numbers, here was the data as of May 20th:
Rank Team Twitter Facebook Total 1. New York Yankees 277,803 1,362,011 1,639,814 2. Boston Red Sox 11,469 1,111,584 1,123,053 3. Tampa Bay Rays 5,922 119,813 125,735 4. Toronto Blue Jays 6,768 104,406 111,174 5. Baltimore Orioles 4,523 100,464 104,987And here are the same teams today:
Rank Team Twitter Facebook Total 1. New York Yankees 311,594 2,646,046 2,957,640 2. Boston Red Sox 19,634 1,688,313 1,707,947 3. Tampa Bay Rays 13,304 209,608 222,912 4. Toronto Blue Jays 14,918 176,547 191,465 5. Baltimore Orioles 8,473 154,604 163,077That is a 77% increase in social media followers for the Rays in just seven months. Overall, the Rays are the 19th most-followed team in major league baseball, just behind the Mariners and Athletics, and just ahead of the Rockies and Astros.
Since we focus more on the Rays minor league system, here are how the Rays affiliates are doing:
Team Twitter Facebook Total Durham Bulls 3,382 10,411 13,793 Montgomery Biscuits 487 10,699 11,186 Charlotte Stone Crabs 593 2,141 2,734 Bowling Green Hot Rods 854 6,888 7,742 Hudson Valley Renegades 1,547 2,854 4,401 Princeton Rays 133 841 974
For those who like Twitter, Steve Slowinski at DRaysBay put together a great list of people to follow in the Rays Twit-O-Sphere last week. If you follow everyone on his list you should be covered at both the major and minor league level. If you know of others worth following, post them in the comments.
[Update]: I looked at the wrong Facebook site for the Bowling Green Hot Rods. The correct info is now in the chart and my comment redacted. I was looking at this site, the correct site for the Hot Rods is here.