WEEI in Boston recently spoke with Joe Maddon and asked him about the possibility of managing the Boston Red Sox

“Honestly, I love where I work and who I work with…But right now, at this point in my life, there’s no other place I would rather be than the Tampa Bay Rays. I mean that sincerely. Ownership. Front office. Players. Coaching staff. I cannot ask for a better situation. There isn’t a better situation. And it isn’t always about money. For me it isn’t always about money. I really am humbled by that thought, but at the end of the day I am a Ray and I want to be a Ray.”

Maddon followed that up with a glowing recommendation of Dave Martinez. However, as far as Maddon is aware, the Red Sox have yet to call the Rays and ask for permission to interview Martinez.



  1. CRRaysHead90 says:

    If Maddon thinks it won't hurt us, I have no problem with Dave going on to manage the Sox.

  2. Gus says:

    I am glad to see the last 3 weeks for Maddon and Freidman to basically take pride in our area and our franchise. Good for them. Nice to have somebody try to clean up the mess left behind with Stu and his "vaporize" comments.

    Maddon is a good person and while I sometimes can quibble with some of his more vexing moves, there can be little doubt he is the most valuable manager to his team in all of MLB. It would be nice if they paid him and he bought a nice beach house and became a lifer.


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