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  • Odds And Ends: The Most Worrisome Aspect Of Andrew Friedman’s Departure

    Odds And Ends: The Most Worrisome Aspect Of Andrew Friedman’s Departure

    October 21, 2014 at 10:57 am 6 comments

    Before we get to the rest of the links, the Rays have announced that Chaim Bloom and Erik Neander have been promoted to Vice President, Baseball Operations thus presumably completing the front office shake-up following the departure of Andrew Friedman. The most important aspect of these moves is that 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. […]

     
  • Rays TV Ratings Remain Strong But Are Down From Previous Years

    Rays TV Ratings Remain Strong But Are Down From Previous Years

    October 17, 2014 at 12:38 pm 3 comments

    Of the 27 American teams in MLB with available data, the Rays finished a very strong 12th in local television ratings, averaging 73,000 households per prime time game. While that is good, there is some bad news. This year’s ratings were actually down 18.0% from last year (89,000 households) and […]

     
  • 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 To Keep Don Mattingly As Dodgers Manager … For Now

    Andrew Friedman To Keep Don Mattingly As Dodgers Manager … For Now

    October 14, 2014 at 2:32 pm 14 comments

    With Andrew Friedman leaving the Tampa Bay Rays and joining the Los Angeles Dodgers as president of baseball operations, focus now to turns to Joe Maddon and whether Friedman will try to lure his now-former partner-in-crime to manager the Dodgers. According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, there […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Sounds Like David Price Did Not Take His Trade To The Tigers Well

    Sounds Like David Price Did Not Take His Trade To The Tigers Well

    October 14, 2014 at 11:44 am 6 comments

    If you have followed the Rays for a while then you know David Price as a talented and driven baseball player who is also just a big kid at heart off the field. However, if you were watching closely, you also know Price was always one step from an emotional […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Tuesday Morning Odds And Ends

    [THE HANGOVER] Tuesday Morning Odds And Ends

    October 14, 2014 at 7:56 am 0 comments

    It is starting to look more and more like Dave Martinez will miss out on another off-season of managerial openings and will be back with the Rays next year. The Diamondbacks have hired Chip Hale to be their next manager. Meanwhile, the Astros, the team that seemed like the perfect […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Report: Dodgers May Go After Andrew Friedman If They Fire Their GM

    Report: Dodgers May Go After Andrew Friedman If They Fire Their GM

    October 10, 2014 at 10:56 am 2 comments

    Here we go again. Bill Plaschke of the LA Times is reporting that Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti may soon be fired and if he is, the team may go after Andrew Friedman. It’s hard to know for certain how much to make of this report. In the […]