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Dave Martinez to pursue other opportunities outside the Rays

Bench coach Dave Martinez has decided to look for opportunities outside the Tampa Bay Rays. Martinez announced his intentions in a statement released Tuesday, four days after the Rays chose Kevin Cash, Raul Ibanez and Don Wakamatsu as the three finalists for their open managerial position, made possible by Joe Maddon's decision to opt out of his contract with the club. Martinez...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays announce manager finalists – Cash, Ibanez, Wakamatsu

ONE OF THESE THREE MEN WILL BE THE NEXT MANAGER OF THE TAMPA BAY RAYS #Rays have narrowed their managerial search from 10 finalists to three: Kevin Cash, Raul Ibañez and Don Wakamatsu. — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) November 21, 2014 Will it be Kevin Cash, the current Indians bullpen coach and a former Rays catcher? Will it be Raul Ibanez, who was sitting in the Royals dugout...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez Among Three Finalists For Tampa Bay Rays’ Manager Position

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. Dave Martinez, the Rays’ bench coach for the past seven seasons, was among seven candidates dropped Friday. Also cut were Barry Larkin, Doug Glanville, Manny Acta, Craig Counsell, Charlie Montoyo and Ron Wotus. Tampa Bay said interviews with...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays narrow down managerial search to three finalists

Now there are three. Kevin Cash, Raul Ibanez and Don Wakamatsu were named the three finalists for the Tampa Bay Rays' open managerial position on Friday with in-person interviews scheduled to begin the week of Dec. 1. The man chosen will become the fifth manager in Rays history, succeeding Joe Maddon, who led the club for nine seasons. Seven names were eliminated from the initial...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez, Dave Martinez Among Rays’ Eight Managerial Candidates

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Bench coach Dave Martinez and long-time major league player Raul Ibanez are among eight candidates the Tampa Bay Rays are considering for their next manager. President of baseball operations Matt Silverman released what he described Thursday as a preliminary list of possibilities. Others include former Washington and Cleveland manager Manny Acta, Milwaukee...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez is on the Rays’ preliminary manager list

The Tampa Bay Rays released an early short list of managerial candidates, and one name immediately jumps out – former Kansas City Royal (and Seattle Mariner, and Philadelphia Phillie, and New York Yankee) Raul Ibanez. #Rays prelim list manager candidates: Dave Martinez Charlie Montoyo Manny Acta Ron Wotus Don Wakamatsu Raul Ibanez Craig Counsell Kevin Cash — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: A veteran presence

Veteran Raul Ibanez congratulates Alex Gordon as he enters the dugout (zimbio.com). The Kansas City Royals improved to a record of 68-55 after Sunday’s 12-6 win over the Minnesota Twins. They now stand a game and a half above the Detroit Tigers to lead the American League Central. Currently winning 20 of their last 25 games, the Royals have found success lately with a strong veteran...
Via isportsweb.com
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ibanez says 2014 Royals are as talented as any team he's ever played on

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Raul Ibanez has been on some incredibly talented teams during his career. Ibanez, 42, was part of that excellent Phillies run from 2009 through 2011 that included a World Series trip and two National League Championship Series appearances. In 2012, Ibanez was part of a Yankees team that was one step away from the World Series before falling to Detroit. But as...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels release veteran DH Raul Ibanez

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It didn't work out the way the Angels or Raul Ibanez envisioned it. In 57 games Ibanez hit just .157 with three home runs and 21 RBI in his lone season with the club. On Saturday, the Angels requested waivers on Ibanez, granting him his unconditional release. "He brings so many intangibles," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "Unfortunately,...
Via Fox Sports West
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels have early concerns about Ibanez

During the offseason, it seemed as though the Los Angeles Angels were headed in the right direction. In return for the streaky and strikeout-prone Mark Trumbo, the team received some arms to help the struggling starting rotation. This left the Angels in need of a heavy hitter, which they seemingly found in veteran Raul Ibanez. The 41-year-old appears to be the prototypical designated...
Via isportsweb.com
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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