Found February 20, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Joe Maddon
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
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Maddon says playoff berth won't satisfy Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. The sun beat down from a brilliant blue sky late Monday morning at Charlotte Sports Park. With a light breeze blowing, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon and baseball operations chief Andrew Friedman settled into their stools on the outfield deck, an expanse of green grass just over the shoulders. The picture-perfect scene virtually shouted "play ball....

Maddon urges Rays to keep momentum going

Every year, Joe Maddon has a message to his team on the first day of Spring Training. On Tuesday, the Rays manager delivered it before the first workout by pitchers and catchers.

Maddon, Rays won't shy away from high profile

Joe Maddon likes the new role assumed by his team, but the Rays' manager does understand the dangers of lofty expectations. However, understanding the dangers of high expectations does not translate to shying away from the higher profile.

MLB tweaks rule to prevent stalling for relievers

Maybe this should be the Joe Maddon Rule. A season after the Tampa Bay manager put outfielder Sam Fuld to the mound to warm up for the sole purpose of giving a reliever extra time in the bullpen, Major League Baseball closed the loophole. MLB has amended Official Baseball Rule 3.05 regarding such shenanigans. The change will ''prohibit a manager from sending his current...

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon pleased with team's conditioning, hopes for "high-energy" spring

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MLB adopts 'Maddon Rule' to prevent stalling for relievers

NEW YORK — Maybe this should be the Joe Maddon Rule.

MLB tweaks rule to prevent stalling for relievers

Maybe this should be the Joe Maddon Rule.

Tampa Bay Rays' Joe Maddon, Andrew Friedman continue to be a fit

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Maddon: ‘Our goal is to win the World Series. It’s got to be’

ROGER MOONEY PORT CHARLOTTE – Much has been written and much will be written about the Rays chances of reaching the World Series this season, and Rays manager Joe Maddon is all for it. In fact, Maddon said playing in the Fall Classic is the Rays only goal. “We’re…

Rays’d Expectations

Spring Training is FINALLY here for the Rays. Andrew Friedman and Joe Maddon held court for reporters on Monday at Charlotte Sports Park to officially open camp and Rays Digest was there to cover the press conference. Inside are all of the details of the presser.

Spring meetings with players are invaluable

Manager Joe Maddon has begun conducting his individual meetings with players. The sessions started Tuesday, and Maddon and his coaches will continue to meet until they have sat down individually with every player in camp to tell them what's on their mind.

Rays embrace heightened expectations

The Tampa Bay Rays aren't afraid of lofty expectations. Go ahead, pencil them in as World Series contenders. After making the playoffs three of the past four seasons, they concede it'll be a major disappointment if they aren't playing deep into October this year. The cost-conscious franchise rarely creates splashy headlines during the offseason, and this winter has...

Tampa Bay Rays energize their fanbase with FanFest 2012

I had the opportunity to attend the Tampa Bay Rays FanFest 2012 this afternoon, and while the franchise struggles with attendance numbers, I have to say there is no lack of interest in the team. I have attended Tampa Bay Rays games with fewer cars in the main parking lot than I was greeted with this morning at 10am. After a hike of nearly 40 rows of cars, I found Tropicana...

Sam Fuld Rule? MLB change prevents stalling

Maybe this should be the Joe Maddon Rule.
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