Joe Maddon

  • 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 9 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 11 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 […]

     
  • Andrew Friedman Says Don Mattingly Will ‘Definitely’ Manage The Dodgers In 2015

    Andrew Friedman Says Don Mattingly Will ‘Definitely’ Manage The Dodgers In 2015

    October 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm 1 comment

    Andrew Friedman was introduced to the media today as the Dodgers president of baseball operations. During the press conference, Friedman was asked about the future of Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. Friedman’s answer put to rest the idea that Joe Maddon will follow Friedman to the Dodgers, at least for now. […]

     
  • There Is Hope That Joe Maddon Won’t Follow Andrew Friedman To The Dodgers

    There Is Hope That Joe Maddon Won’t Follow Andrew Friedman To The Dodgers

    October 15, 2014 at 11:17 am 11 comments

    It’s the next day and it wasn’t a bad dream. Andrew Friedman is now the president of baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Now Rays fans are worried that Joe Maddon will join him and there are plenty of reasons why we should not be surprised if it does […]

     
  • Andrew Friedman Leaves Rays To Join The Dodgers

    Andrew Friedman Leaves Rays To Join The Dodgers

    October 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm 19 comments

    In a move that will come as a shock to many, the Rays have announced that Andrew Friedman is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays. He will join the Los Angeles Dodgers as head of baseball operations according to several reports. Matt Silverman will take over as the head of baseball […]

     
  • Now There Is A Crazy Rumor That The Dodgers Want Both Andrew Friedman And Joe Maddon

    Now There Is A Crazy Rumor That The Dodgers Want Both Andrew Friedman And Joe Maddon

    October 13, 2014 at 10:02 am 7 comments

    Last week we heard a crazy rumor that the Los Angeles Dodgers may go after Andrew Friedman to be their general manager. But why stop at crazy when you have enough money to go full-cuckoo. Now Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe passes along this rumor: “Rumors of an Andrew Friedman/Joe […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Wants To Manage For 10 More Years

    Joe Maddon Wants To Manage For 10 More Years

    September 30, 2014 at 12:46 pm 1 comment

    Joe Maddon’s contract is up at the end of next season, which has led to speculation in some circles (including here) that his days as manager of the Rays are numbered since he will be due a big raise. Maddon recently addressed his future and said that he hopes to […]

     
  • The Rays Are Not Very Good At Using Defensive Shifts

    The Rays Are Not Very Good At Using Defensive Shifts

    September 10, 2014 at 2:13 pm 1 comment

    The Rays have been leading the way when it comes to defensive shifts, starting a trend a few years ago that has exploded this season. But according to one report, the Rays do use the shift a lot, but they are not very good at it. Actually, they kinda suck […]

     
  • Why Joe Maddon May Not Be Managing The Rays Next Season

    Why Joe Maddon May Not Be Managing The Rays Next Season

    September 2, 2014 at 12:16 pm 9 comments

    There are only 24 games left in the 2014 season and as strange as it may sound, these may be the final 24 games for Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. Marc Topkin recently brought the subject up in a longer column on the final month and […]