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The Tampa Bay Rays announced a three-year contract extension for manager Joe Maddon today that should keep him as Rays manager through the 2015 season.
Maddon is one of the best managers in baseball, and has completely transformed the Tampa Bay franchise since taking over in 2006. Before Maddon became the Rays' skipper, the highest win total in team history was 70. Maddon's lowest total over the last four seasons has been 84, en route to leading Tampa to three playoff bids, two AL East titles, and one AL pennant.
Generally thought of as one of the game's brightest minds, the 58 year-old Maddon was expected to be a hot commodity this offseason for teams in need of a new manager. With a variety of managers possibly on the hot seat in 2012, and a few managers whose deals are expiring after this year, the eccentric Maddon could have been a good fit for many of them. Instead, he'll continue to call Tampa Bay home as he looks to continue to guide the young Rays to succes...
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Joe Maddon insisted all along that he wasn't interested in managing any other team than Tampa Bay.
And apparently the Rays feel the same about Maddon. A person familiar with the deal said Tuesday that the Rays and Maddon had agreed on a three-year contract extension after the manager led the Rays to the playoffs three of the past four seasons.
The person spoke to The Associated...
The Rays have tied up a sizeable loose end before heading into spring training.
The club announced Wednesday that it has agreed on a three-year contract extension with manager Joe Maddon, confirming an unofficial report that had circulated in the media Tuesday.
The news was hardly unexpected even before that. In fact, at his season-ending press conference in October, Maddon expressed...
A person familiar with the deal says manager Joe Maddon has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Tampa Bay Rays.
The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on the condition of anonymity because the club had not yet made an official announcement.
The team scheduled a news conference to make a ''special announcement'' on Wednesday.
The Rays are...
It probably won't come as a surprise to many, but the Tampa Bay Rays are expected to announce Wednesday that they're keeping one of the best managers in the game around for the near future. The Tampa Bay Times reports that manager Joe Maddon and the Rays have come to terms on a three-year contract extension. According to the report, the deal will be announced on Wednesday...
Joe Maddon has gone global.
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, a two-time American League manager of the year, is officially under contract through the 2015 season.
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times tweets that Tampa Bay Rays manager, Joe Maddon signed a three-year extension, which will keep him managing the team through 2015. The 57-year-old has managed the team to a 495-477 in his six years in Tampa. While at the helm, he took the Rays to a pennant in
Joe Maddon is eager to get to work at spring training after agreeing to a three-year contract extension that could keep him in Tampa
The Tampa Bay Rays and manager Joe Maddon have agreed to a three-year extension, according to a report in the Tampa Bay Times.
The Tampa Bay Rays and manager Joe Maddon have agreed on a three-year contract extension, according to The Tampa Bay Tribune.
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Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was saying the other day that it's often much more difficult to win when you're expected to. Opponents are gunning for you and there's much more stress and tension. That's the pleasant predicament Rays skipper Joe Maddon finds himself in for 2012 as Spring Training nears. Anything short of the postseason will be a disappointment.