Joe Maddon

  • Joe Maddon had gotten too ‘gimmicky,’ it was time for him to go, and the Rays are looking forward to normal baseball

    Joe Maddon had gotten too ‘gimmicky,’ it was time for him to go, and the Rays are looking forward to normal baseball

    March 4, 2015 at 12:51 pm 9 comments

    We have spoken at length around these parts about how losing Joe Maddon and Andrew Friedman may not mean much on the field. The Rays are a data-driven team with a clear idea of how they want to build a team and how they want that team to lineup and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    February 17, 2015 at 9:47 am 1 comment

    Unlike the statistical projection systems, Las Vegas is much less bullish on the Tampa Bay Rays this season. According to the online sportsbook Bovada, the Rays have an over/under win total betting line of 78.5 wins. The 78.5 win total ranks 12th in the American League and last in the […]

     
  • New manager expected to use more stable lineup but that may not be much different than Joe Maddon

    New manager expected to use more stable lineup but that may not be much different than Joe Maddon

    February 9, 2015 at 12:32 pm 3 comments

    We can expect the quiet, no-nonsense Kevin Cash to be a lot different from Joe Maddon with the media and in the clubhouse. However, it is unclear just how different he will be during games since much of the Rays’ gameplan is data-driven and comes from the front office. However, […]

     
  • REPORT: Rays insist they have ‘proof’ the Cubs tampered with Joe Maddon

    REPORT: Rays insist they have ‘proof’ the Cubs tampered with Joe Maddon

    February 6, 2015 at 8:55 am 11 comments

    The investigation into tampering charges against the Chicago Cubs for the hiring of Joe Maddon has taken an interesting twist. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Rays claim to have proof that the Cubs tampered with Maddon while he was still manager of the Rays. The #Cubs insist […]

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

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays Fans Need To Know Today

    January 13, 2015 at 10:42 am 4 comments

    The Rays have announced that Fan Fest, also known as “who are these guys?” will be Saturday, February 21 from 11 am until 4 pm. As in years past, autographs for specific players will require a special pass which must be purchased ahead of time. Those passes are not on […]

     
  • Stuart Sternberg Is Still Bitter About How Joe Maddon Ended Up With The Cubs

    Stuart Sternberg Is Still Bitter About How Joe Maddon Ended Up With The Cubs

    December 9, 2014 at 3:15 pm 7 comments

    Earlier today we talked about Stuart Sternberg’s appearance on the MLB Network and his comments regarding the new stadium. Later in the interview Sternberg was also asked if he was still bitter about how Joe Maddon left the Rays and ended up as the manager of the Chicago Cubs. Straight […]

     
  • 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 […]