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  • Joe Maddon To Become Manager Of The Cubs And Bud Selig Is Going To Be Pissed

    Joe Maddon To Become Manager Of The Cubs And Bud Selig Is Going To Be Pissed

    October 29, 2014 at 5:32 pm 17 comments

    In a move that is a surprise to almost nobody, Joe Maddon is going to become the manager of the Cubs according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. joe maddon to become cubs manager. story up soon at @CBSSports — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 29, 2014 What is surprising is that […]

     
  • The Montreal Rumors Are Picking Up And It’s A Huge Gamble For The Rays And MLB

    The Montreal Rumors Are Picking Up And It’s A Huge Gamble For The Rays And MLB

    October 28, 2014 at 12:08 pm 15 comments

    Well, we knew there would be more chatter about the Rays and their mistress, the city of Montreal. The latest comes from Bill Madden of the New York Daily News: And according to sources, Sternberg has had discussions with wealthy Wall Street associates about moving the Rays to Montreal, which […]

     
  • Joe Maddon and the Departure of a Franchise Face

    Joe Maddon and the Departure of a Franchise Face

    October 28, 2014 at 9:12 am 12 comments

    Very few franchises are defined by their manager. Managers are more or less second-guessed dugout dwellers whose job it is to write the lineup card and push the right bullpen buttons. Joe Maddon was more than that. Like Casey Stengel for the 1962 Mets, Maddon was the face of the […]

     
  • Theo Epstein Meets With Joe Maddon And Other Rumors

    Theo Epstein Meets With Joe Maddon And Other Rumors

    October 27, 2014 at 11:51 am 14 comments

    Joe Maddon is in a unique situation rarely seen in sports in which a coach or manager has become a free agent on his own terms. In almost every other situation, a coach or manager remains with his team until something bad happens and he is fired. Early on, it […]

     
  • The Rays Told Joe Maddon About The Opt-Out Clause Which May Have Been A Genius Move

    The Rays Told Joe Maddon About The Opt-Out Clause Which May Have Been A Genius Move

    October 25, 2014 at 11:01 am 26 comments

    When news of Joe Maddon exercising his opt-out clause and leaving the Rays first broke, it seemed pretty clear what happened and that it was Maddon pulling the levers. The scenario may have played out something like this: The two sides talked about a new contract. Maddon wanted $5-6 million […]

     
  • Why Dave Martinez May Not Be The Manager Of The Rays In 2015

    Why Dave Martinez May Not Be The Manager Of The Rays In 2015

    October 24, 2014 at 3:45 pm 13 comments

    Back in September when we discussed the possibility of Joe Maddon not managing the Rays in 2015, the uneasiness of the thought was muted a bit because we knew the Rays have Dave Martinez waiting in the wings and nobody knows the ways of Maddon better than Martinez. But while […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Is Not Going To Dodgers, Is Expecting ‘4-5 Legit Suitors’

    Joe Maddon Is Not Going To Dodgers, Is Expecting ‘4-5 Legit Suitors’

    October 24, 2014 at 1:34 pm 6 comments

    Joe Maddon is no longer the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. It will take a while for that to sink in especially because it appears that Maddon doesn’t have a job lined up. The obvious speculation at first was the Los Angeles Dodgers where Andrew Friedman recently became the […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Is Out As Manager Of The Rays Effective Immediately

    Joe Maddon Is Out As Manager Of The Rays Effective Immediately

    October 24, 2014 at 11:31 am 20 comments

    Joe Maddon is no longer the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays according to Buster Olney of ESPN. Sources: Manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays immediately. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 24, 2014 According to Jon Heyman, the […]

     
  • Andrew Friedman Got A Record Contract And His First Taste Of How Things Will Be Different In LA

    Andrew Friedman Got A Record Contract And His First Taste Of How Things Will Be Different In LA

    October 24, 2014 at 9:40 am 1 comment

    Well, we knew the Los Angeles Dodgers threw a lot of money at Andrew Friedman to entice him to leave the Rays. Now we know exactly how much and it is a record. According to Buster Olney of ESPN, Friedman’s contract with the Dodgers is 5-years and he will make […]

     
  • Rays Next TV Deal Could Be Worth $80-100 Million Per Year

    Rays Next TV Deal Could Be Worth $80-100 Million Per Year

    October 23, 2014 at 2:21 pm 3 comments

    With so much attention focused on getting the Tampa Bay Rays a new stadium it is easy to overlook another revenue stream situation that will almost certainly improve in the next year or two. With the Rays television contract set to expire in 2016, the Rays could be sitting on […]