Found December 06, 2011 on
In a stunning turn of events, Herman Cain will not be the next President of the United States.  In other news, snorting pixie sticks will not get you high.  The one thing that these two items have in common is that a lot of people should have seen it coming before trying it out. So now it's Gingrich.  Oh right, and Romney.  It's like the longest and most asinine game of musical chairs ever.  The only problem is that instead of removing a chair each time, they just substitute a person and make them keep playing.  Please, can we just make it stop and give Romney the nomination?  I know you don't like him and I know you are afraid the Mormons are going to steal your children but there's something to be said for having a candidate who's actually qualified to run.  What's next, Palin redux? The real issue is that the Republicans are so adverse to nominating Romney that they treat every new challenger like how MLB treats Kyle Farnsworth.  "Well, we didn...

Royals Want Shields, But The Rays Want The Farm

According to Bill Chastain, the Royals have asked the Rays what it would take to land James Shields in a trade. The answer was “a lot”… The Royals are interested in [James] Shields, but to get him, the Rays want closer Joakim Soria, top position prospect Wil Myers and shortstop/second baseman prospect Christian Colon in return We are still waiting to hear if the Royals have...

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...

Tampa Bay Rays hire Greg Riddoch as mental skills coach

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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...

Nationals, Rays Discussed B.J. Upton

The latest Nationals news... The Nationals and Rays discussed center fielder B.J. Upton recently, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  Yesterday we heard the Rays would have to be overwhelmed to move Upton.  The Nationals are "fixated" on leaving the Winter Meetings with a new center fielder, a team source told Pete Kerzel of Nationals manager...

Manny a Ray? Don’t think so

ROGER MOONEY DALLAS Manny Ramirez wants back in, and he might actually draw interest from some teams who could use a right-handed power bat in the heart of their lineup. The Rays could use just that, but don’t…

Florida Marlins on spending spree fueled by the new ballpark Tampa Bay Rays wish they had

The Marlins prepare for new digs with a spending spree out of the Rays' dreams.
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