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  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]