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JOE MADDON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rays Rumors: Joe Maddon wants to stay with Tampa Bay

Aside from the MLB postseason, Andrew Friedman's announcement that he would be vacating his position as General Manager for the Tampa Bay Rays to assume the role of President of Baseball Operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers was the biggest baseball story yesterday. While the loss of Friedman will certainly impact the Rays initially, it helps to know that the team's manager...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What About The Next Joe Maddon?

The reaction to Andrew Friedman’s arrival in Los Angeles has been generally positive, and for good reason. Who wouldn’t want to see what one of the brightest young executives in baseball can do without the payroll restrictions he suffered in Tampa Bay? If there’s been any complaint that I’ve heard, it’s some minor grumbling about the fact that Friedman seems inclined to...
Via Dodgers Digest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon Doesn’t Plan To Follow Andrew Friedman From Rays To Dodgers

Rays manager Joe Maddon has shot down a juicy rumor. Maddon told reporters Tuesday he doesn’t plan to jump ship despite speculation that Andrew Friedman, who resigned as the Rays’ general manager to become the Dodgers’ president of baseball operations, could bring in the skipper to replace Don Mattingly in Los Angeles. “I’m a Ray, I’ve said it all along, I want to continue...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon: 'I'm a Ray,' shoots down speculation about joining Dodgers

On Tuesday, the Dodgers changed the baseball landscape by announcing they have hired GM Andrew Friedman away from the Rays. He'll take over as their president of baseball operations. Friedman built contenders on a shoestring budget in Tampa, and now he'll have the game's largest payroll at his disposal. As soon as the move was announced, speculation that Rays manager...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon: I want to continue to be a Ray

There was a major shakeup in the front office of the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday when it was announced that executive vice president and general manager Andrew Friedman was leaving the team to assume the role of general manager with the Los Angeles Dodgers, speculation immediately began that skipper Joe Maddon may be lured by […] The post Joe Maddon on Andrew Friedman’s departure...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon intends to remain with Rays

Getty Images With Andrew Friedman becoming the newest general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers some quickly assumed that the former Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon would follow him out west. That does not appear to be the case. Maddon told reporters that he intended to remain with the Rays going forward. Joe Maddon: "I want to continue to be a Ray, absolutely." Story...
Via Tireball.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon to the Dodgers? Rays manager “absolutely” wants to stay in Tampa Bay

As soon as news broke that Andrew Friedman was leaving the Rays for the Dodgers speculation started about his luring manager Joe Maddon to join him in Los Angeles. One issue: Maddon, unlike Friedman, actually has a contract with the Rays and is under team control for 2015. It’s the final season of a three-year deal believed to be worth around $6 million, so if Maddon is going...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon asks fans to send in charity shirts, wears them

Joe Maddon has pulled some pretty interesting stunts out of thin air in his time with the Tampa Bay Rays. But for the last eight weeks, the bespectacled skipper has been doing something pretty cool and it all started with a simple tweet to his more than 172-thousand followers. Send in your charity’s T-shirt & I will wear it at a postgame press conference. I’m an L+. Send...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon disappointed with Rays fans

A capacity crowd at Tropicana Field is 31,042 and, as you would imagine, the fourth place Tampa Bay Rays haven’t come close to filling the place since Opening Day. That was, of course, until Derek Jeter came to town. You see, the New York are drawing crowds all across baseball…with fans hoping to get one last glimpse of their team captain and his retirement sideshow. Saturday...
Via Hall of Very Good
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Joe Maddon channels 80s pop hit when making lineup

Jenny, @RaysJoeMaddon's got your number. Tonight's #Rays batting order (by position) starts 867-5309: pic.twitter.com/m87PirbvKM — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 3, 2014 Manager Joe Maddon then one-upped the ridiculousness of it all. Going with Tommy Tutone lineup today: 8-6-7-5-3-0-9. — Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) July 3, 2014
Via The Outside Corner
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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