According to Marc Topkin, Joe Maddon’s contract talks are “progressing.”
Maddon is in the final year of a contract that will pay him approximately $1.3 million in 2012. And like the Rays key players, Maddon is due for a significant raise.
We have speculated previously that Maddon’s next deal will probably be similar to Joe Girardi’s 3-year, $9 million deal, which is still well-below the 10-year, $50 million contract Mike Scioscia signed with the Angels.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- Jon Heyman speculates that the Rays and Indians may be competing for Carlos Pena and/or Casey Kotchman. [@JonHeymanCBS]
- Willy Aybar has finally been released from jail in the Dominican Republic after his latest arrest for domestic assault. [Dominican Today]
- We’re not sure how 15 of the 30 teams can be “winter winners,” but the Rays are one of them. [CBS Sports]