Found December 06, 2011 on
PLAYERS: Joe Maddon
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
DALLAS The first day of baseball's annual winter meetings brought an end to one rumor surrounding the Rays, gave life to another and brought about some news on manager Joe Maddon's contract status.

Joe Maddon Stole Nicholas Cage’s Hair

The last we saw Joe Maddon, his white mane was out of control, thanks to a spring training declaration that he would go the entire season without a haircut (he later admitted to getting a mid-season trim). Even I got on board, letting my hair go for the 2011 season. I didn’t cave until my two-year-old told me one night that I had “lion hair.” And as much as she loves Simba...

Joe Maddon Is About To Get A Big Raise

Joe Maddon is entering the final year of his three-year contract that will pay him $1.3-1.4 million in 2012. And the Rays and Maddon have started talking about an extension (via Marc Topkin of… “We’ve been talking a little bit in general, it’s just basic stuff…I’m a Ray. I have a lot of faith in being a Ray as I continue along. I’ve talked about that this...

Maddon setting the bar high for Rays in 2012

The way the Bucs and Lightning are playing these days, it's hard not to let your thoughts drift to late February when Rays pitchers and catchers arrive in Port Charlotte for the start of spring training. At least one Tampa Bay pro team has an intriguing outlook right now, even if it's not playing any games. Coming off their amazing September playoff surge and the disappointment...

2011 Winter Meetings: Joe Maddon Interview

Rays manager Joe Maddon was holding court and fielding questions on Monday afternoon at the 2011 MLB Winter Meetings in Dallas. Inside you'll find the entire transcript from the press conference courtesy of Major League Baseball.

Talks have started on Maddon’s contract extension, deal not close

Rays manager Joe Maddon, sporting new-look brown hair, is not worried about his contract extension. ROGER MOONEY DALLAS Rays manager Joe Maddon said he and executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman have had talks about a contract extension but indicated one is not imminent. <div…

Winter Meetings: Joe Maddon

DALLAS, Texas-- Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon was first to address the media on Day One of the 2011 MLB Winter Meetings. Maddon discussed everything from position battles and the strength of his bullpen, to buddy Bobby V joining the AL East. But first, he noted he has finally had the chance to digest last season's late success...

Joe Maddon Not Surprised by Manny Ramirez's Potential Return, Says He's Sometimes 'Misinterpreted'

Manny Ramirez's application for reinstatement into the MLB has caught some by surprise. Not Rays manager Joe Maddon. Maddon said at the winter meetings in Dallas on Monday that not only is he not surprised by Ramirez's decision to un-retire, but he'd welcome him back once the slugger serves his 50-game suspension. The Tampa skipper said that Ramirez is often misinterpreted...

Joe Maddon Confident Red Sox Will Rebound, Bobby Valentine Will Do Great Job in Boston

The Rays edged the Red Sox for the AL wild card on the final day of the regular season. Joe Maddon is confident the Sox will rebound in 2012, though, which means we could have another exciting finish. Maddon also expressed confidence in new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. He said he got to know Valentine while working as an analyst and said that the Sox skipper doesn't need...

Maddon eager to secure future with Rays

Joe Maddon likes where he is just fine. That's the vibe the now-brown-headed manager of the Rays conveyed when he met with the media during the first day of Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings at the Hilton Anatole on Monday.

Maddon Speaks

Marc Topkin provides a transcript of Joe Maddon’s press conference: Q. How much will the Rays have to work with? JOE MADDON: Honestly, I don’t even get involved. I know our payroll is in the $40 million area. I don’t worry about stuff like that. I’ve said that in the past and I really mean that. Regardless of our payroll number, it’s up to us to put a good fundamental...

Tampa Bay Rays' manager Joe Maddon 'very confident' of contract extension

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Maddon’s thoughts on the future of the rotation, Jose Molina and Game 162

ROGER MOONEY DALLAS Joe Maddon took his turn in front of the media this afternoon during the first day of baseball’s annual Winter Meetings at the Hilton Anatole Dallas. Here is some of what he…


Dress codes in professional sports are nothing new. The NBA implemented fashion-related regulations back in 2005, creating specific guidelines for players’ off-court attire. Coaches have also fallen victim to the sports style police. MLB manager Joe Maddon was banned for a period of time from wearing his famous hoodie at gametime. Chicago Bears WR, Earl Bennett, was recently fined...
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