Found June 05, 2012 on Fangraphs:
PLAYERS: Joe Maddon
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
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Dave Martinez is expected to become a big-league manager someday, and he’ll be well prepared when he gets the opportunity. The Tampa Bay Rays bench coach couldn’t ask for a better mentor. Following a 20-year playing career, the 47-year-old Martinez has spent the last five seasons working under Jo...
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