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Rays pitcher upset with Joe Maddon's departure

It has been said that Joe Maddon is among the best managers to play for around Major League Baseball. His outgoing and comedic personality plays extremely well in the clubhouse and on the field. So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that players on the Tampa Bay Rays aren’t too thrilled by Maddon opting out of his contract and ending his nine-year tenure with the team...
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Joe Maddon exercises opt-out clause, no longer the manager of Tampa Bay Rays

In an absolute stunner out of nowhere, Joe Maddon, after nine mostly successful seasons, reportedly has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays and is no longer the manager of the team, effective immediately. The Rays posted the following statement via Twitter Friday. Here’s what Principal Owner Stuart Sternberg had...Read More The post Joe Maddon exercises...
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Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

In a shocking move, it appears the Tampa Bay Rays will need to search for a new manager. Joe Maddon has exercised the opt-out clause in his contract and has left the team, effective immediately. “Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his current contract, a contract which was not scheduled to expire until after the 2015 season,” principal owner Stuart Sternberg said in a statement...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Collection of Public Quotes About Joe Maddon

When Andrew Friedman was hired to take over as the Dodgers President of Baseball Operations, speculation immediately began that he might try and bring Joe Maddon with him to take over as manager. Both sides immediately tried to squash those rumors with strong public denials, a selection of which appear below. Andrew Friedman: “I have […]
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Rays' Kevin Kiermaier named American League Gold Glove Award finalist

Kevin Kiermaier became a surprise defensive standout for the Tampa Bay Rays this season, and he has received recognition for his impact. Kiermaier, 24, was named an American League Gold Glove Award finalist among right fielders Thursday. The native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, grew into an everyday player for the Rays by late May and became known for his highlight-reel-worthy catches...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

'Tampa Bay Rays 2014 Post Season Special' premieres Oct. 22 on Sun Sports

TAMPA, Fla. -- Three weeks removed the conclusion of the regular season, the Tampa Bay Rays 2014 campaign was not without its highlights. On Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:00 p.m., Sun Sports, the statewide television home of the Rays, will turn the page on the past year and look forward to a promising future with the debut of the "Tampa Bay Rays 2014 Post Season Special." Hosted...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Rumors: Tampa Bay to add a couple prospects to 40-man roster

The Tampa Bay Rays head into the off season coming off a 77-85 record in the 2014 season. An offense that was 27th in the Major Leagues in runs scored was a major contributor to their fourth place finish in the American League East.  Looking to improve over the winter, the first step that is expected is the addition of a few top prospects to the 40-man roster. blisschan via Wikimedia...
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Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria Was Worried About Bengals RB Giovanni Bernard After Hit By Vontae Davis

If you live in the Indianapolis or Cincinnati areas you might have heard a loud "ooohhh!" or maybe "daammnnn!" around the time the Colts-Bengals game was on. Why you ask? Because Colts defensive back Vontae David laid a hit on Bengals running back Giovanni Bernard that was so hard (and completely legal) that his unborn grandchildren felt the pain.It was pretty...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Sign Michael Kohn

The Tampa Bay Rays have filled out their 40-man roster by inking right handed relief pitcher, Michael Kohn to a major league contract, the team announced Thursday. Kohn, 28, elected free agency in September after the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim designated him for assignment. The move came as a surprise to many as he was coming off of a very productive 2013 season and in the midst...
Via On-Base Talk
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Moneyball comes to LA: Dodgers hire Andrew Friedman

Due in large part to Michael Lewis’ Moneyball, analytical baseball ideology has often sold as a necessity for low-revenue franchises to compete with teams who have vastly more resources. The A’s story was written as brains overcoming riches, and a number of teams in smaller markets decided to emulate their success. Over the past decade, […]
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10 days ago  |  Discuss
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