Found February 21, 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.

Rays notes: Maddon gives Shields a cryptic gift

Manager Joe Maddon called Carlos Peña from the airport in Rome, Italy, on the day Peña re-signed with the Rays. Having learned Maddon and his wife were on their way to Barcelona, Spain, Peña gave his new boss an assignment: Find the Cryptogram in the Passion Façade at the Las Sagrada Familia, a famous Catholic Church, and figure out what it means.

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...

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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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 friends Brignac, Rodriguez in battle at shortstop

Tuesday was set aside for the Tampa Bay Rays pitchers and catchers. Morning physicals, a meeting with manager Joe Maddon on Field 1, then on to the first workout of the spring.

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...

Sam Fuld Rule? MLB change prevents stalling

Maybe this should be the Joe Maddon Rule.
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