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Maddon opts out of contract, leaves Rays after nine years

Tampa Bay Online After helping build the Rays into a contender -- including a World Series appearance -- Joe Maddon has decided to "explore opportunities throughout Major League Baseball."
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Rays Silverman counts on innovative spirit

Tampa Bay Online ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays owner Stuart Sternberg said he had been preparing for this day for a few years, ever since other teams began asking permission to talk with Andrew Friedman. So, when...
  • 16 days ago
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Blog Articles

Dock of the Rays on Joe Maddon

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — "Good Manager, Better Man" Friend-of-the-site Jason Hanselman runs the blog  Dock of the Rays . On it, he consistently provides fresh, thorough statistical analysis. It's fact-based writing that...
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Congratulations, Giants; but remember the Royals, remember the Rays

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Because if we don't, no one else will. Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants . With three World Series titles in five years, they're a dynasty. They're doing something right, including but...
  • 19 hr 39 min ago

Joe Maddon heading to the Cubs

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — That didn't take long. Jon Heyman burst open the interwebs ahead of the World Series Game 7, reporting that Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs are finalizing a contract to make him manager of the...
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Rays payroll set to decrease in 2015

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Back to the loser levels you're used to. Among the relocation rumors that sparked back up last week was the footnote reminder, here and elsewhere, that 2017 could bring 4-5x the television...
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Evaluating Derek Shelton

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — Should the Rays fire their hitting coach? Yesterday, the Rays announced that they plan to  retain their entire coaching staff , despite the departure of Andrew Friedman and Joe Maddon. That...
  • 2 days ago
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O'Conner and Leonard named to Fall Stars game

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — The Peoria Javelinas teammates will represent the Rays on MLB Network this weekend On Monday, the rosters for Saturday's Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game were announced. The Rays will be...
  • 3 days ago
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Rays plan to retain coaching staff, including Derek Shelton

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Marc Topkin is reporting that the Rays new brass is informing the rest of the coaching staff that served under Joe Maddon that their contracts will be honored next season. The seven coaches are...
  • 3 days ago
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NY Daily News: Sternberg shopping team, Montreal in play

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Will Stu Sternberg be the next high ranking member of the Rays to abandon ship? The last time we heard rumblings of the Rays and relocation was on the  twitter whisperings of a writer for...
  • 3 days ago
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Joe Maddon is leaving. The Rays are done.

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — They were already done, of course, but we fans were deluded. Blow it up, Stu. Everyone who actually bothered to read Moneyball knows that it has nothing to do with on base percentage or with...
  • 5 days ago
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GM Matt Silverman, Pitching Coach Jim Hickey react to Maddon Leaving

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — When Andrew Friedman left the Tampa Bay Rays, an opt out clause was activated in Joe Maddon's contract. Surprising in that it's not a conventional measure, but not surprising if the longest...
  • 6 days ago
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Reactions Around the Internet to Joe Maddon Leaving

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Maddon told me decision to leave #Rays was combination of financial issues and curiosity over what opportunities will present. — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) October 24, 2014 Maddon on how...
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Joe Maddon Opts Out of Contract with the Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — According to Buster Olney over at ESPN, Joe Maddon has opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. He even goes so far as to say the intent is for Joe Maddon to depart the club. Sources:...
  • 6 days ago
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Kevin Kiermaier nominated for Gold Glove

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Accolades of scouts and organizations like Baseball America lauded the glove work of Kevin Kiermaier , and smartly so. The kid is fast, to the point that even less efficient routes are generally...
  • 7 days ago
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WS GDT: SF up 1-0

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — If you aren't rooting for Kansas City you are wrong tonight's game is sure to be a spectacle of athletic performance and prowess these young men have been training their whole lives to reach this...
  • 8 days ago
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Friedman departs Rays with weakened farm system

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — To date, the Rays' drafts since 2008 have been among the least productive in baseball despite a lot of opportunities Wonder who was responsible for those drafts. MT @johnmanuelba Friedman left...
  • 9 days ago
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The Rays Tank: The time has come, pick your bandwagon!

Tampa Bay Online (Allie Kranick) — #TakeTheCrown or #OrangeOctober? It's a sweep! This @SportsNation poll shows that all 50 states believe the @Royals will win the #WorldSeries . pic.twitter.com/w2ALUAgR9D — ESPN...
  • 9 days ago
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The Rays Tank: Real Reason for DRB Inactivity Revealed

Tampa Bay Online (Hatfield) — A Sad Day in the Rays Blog-o-sphere. I've hesitated to make this announcement until all of the families and online girlfriends had been notified. It is my sad duty to report that the DRaysBay...
  • 9 days ago
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The Rays Tank: Party at Paul Rudd's Mom's house

Tampa Bay Online (Allie Kranick) — Kegs! Selfies! Cover charges! WORLD SERIES! This is still a Rays blog, I swear. I'm just loving this bandwagon. $5 cover though? Come on, bro. And apparently you can #BEROYAL by simply...
  • 14 days ago
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Andrew Friedman and windows of opportunity

Tampa Bay Online (Ian Malinowski) — A lack of analysis. The Rays did not win the World Series in the Andrew Friedman era, although they came close. With one of the smallest payrolls in baseball, they won the American League pennant...
  • 15 days ago
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Will the Rays lose Joe Maddon next?

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — With the departure of Andrew Friedman also ends the longest tenured GM-Manager relationship in the game, but many are already claiming: Not so fast! Would not be surprised if Joe Maddon is...
  • 16 days ago
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