Joe Maddon

  • In 2005, Joe Maddon Beat Out Some Big Names To Become Rays Manager

    In 2005, Joe Maddon Beat Out Some Big Names To Become Rays Manager

    November 11, 2014 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

    After writing about the Rays’ unusual managerial search earlier today, I thought it would be fun to look back to see who else the Rays interviewed in 2005 when they ultimately hired Joe Maddon to replace Lou Piniella. Maddon was one of three finalists, along with John McLaren (Piniella’s bench […]

     
  • Rays Ask MLB To Investigate Cubs For Tampering With Joe Maddon

    Rays Ask MLB To Investigate Cubs For Tampering With Joe Maddon

    November 10, 2014 at 4:34 pm 1 comment

    After plenty of speculation, the Tampa Bay Rays have indeed asked Major League Baseball to investigate the Chicago Cubs for tampering with Joe Maddon while he was still under contract with the Rays according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. It is the Rays’ contention Maddon only opted […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    November 10, 2014 at 8:48 am 1 comment

    The Josh Lueke era in the Rays’ organization now appears to finally be over. Lueke was one of 21 Rays minor leaguers who were granted free agency. Lueke spent each of the last three seasons splitting time between triple-A Durham and the Rays’ bullpen. Originally acquired in a trade for […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Made A Meaningless Last-Minute Offer To Stay With Rays

    Joe Maddon Made A Meaningless Last-Minute Offer To Stay With Rays

    November 6, 2014 at 11:49 am 3 comments

    After negotiating his 5-year, $25 million contract with the Chicago Cubs, Joe Maddon made one last offer to the Rays according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. But while Heyman describes the offer as a “real effort to stay in Tampa Bay,” Maddon almost certainly knew the offer would be rejected […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    November 4, 2014 at 8:25 am 7 comments

    Andrew Friedman has put his area home up for sale for $2.35 million. He apparently paid $1.75 million in 2010, so that would be a nice little profit. As for the house, check out that pool! And you can see Friedman’s office below which includes some champagne bottles among other […]

     
  • It’s Official: Joe Maddon Is Now The Manager Of The Chicago Cubs

    It’s Official: Joe Maddon Is Now The Manager Of The Chicago Cubs

    November 3, 2014 at 2:08 pm 2 comments

    The Chicago Cubs have made it official. Joe Maddon is their new manager. Maddon also has a new Twitter handle if you are into that sort of thing. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Maddon To Be Introduced As Cubs Manager As Talk Of Tampering Charges Gets Ugly

    Maddon To Be Introduced As Cubs Manager As Talk Of Tampering Charges Gets Ugly

    November 3, 2014 at 10:28 am 6 comments

    Joe Maddon will be introduced later today as the next manager of the Chicago Cubs thus ending a shady timeline that may have started while Maddon was still manager of the Rays and saw another manager get screwed out of a job. Before the Cubs could hire Maddon, they had […]

     
  • 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 25 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]