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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...
  • 11 days ago
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Friedman leaving Rays, accepts Dodgers position

Tampa Bay Online Andrew Friedman is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays to take over the baseball operations department of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • 11 days ago

Hillsborough approves plan to negotiate with Rays

Tampa Bay Online Commissioners move ahead in their baseball pursuit, naming Tampa Sports Authority as the lead agency to talk with the Rays if they are allowed to look outside Pinellas for a stadium.
  • 24 days ago
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Blog Articles

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...
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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...
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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:...
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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...
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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...
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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...
  • 4 days ago

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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A Letter from Andrew Friedman to DRaysBay

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — As Andrew Friedman departs the Tampa Bay Rays, he took a moment to send us the following letter: As thought leaders for Rays nation and some of the most passionate and well-informed fans in all...
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Andrew Friedman to LA: Reactions around the Internet

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — We will continue to update throughout the day. Andrew Friedman made magic on skinflint payrolls with the Rays. He's gonna have $200M+ a year to do it with the Dodgers. Best hire possible. — Jeff...
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Andrew Friedman is Leaving the Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — Heading to LA Reports are breaking this afternoon that EVP Andrew Friedman is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays. BREAKING: Andrew Friedman is leaving #Rays for #Dodgers . Matt Silverman will take...
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Several Rays rank among top short-season prospects

Tampa Bay Online (Scott Grauer) — Baseball America kicks off prospect ranking season with league top 20 lists Before Baseball America rolls out their annual team top 10 prospect lists, they have another yearly feature: league top...
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Describe the Rays' Season as a Play/Musical (or Other Obscure Cultural Reference)

Tampa Bay Online (Brett Phillips) — Here is yet another activity for you to do. It is mandatory. Please state your best approximation of this season as the title of a play or musical that you feel most adequately (if humorously)...
  • 16 days ago
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The Rays Tank: Play on, Playoffs

Tampa Bay Online (Allie Kranick) — I unintentionally seem to be publishing a series entitled, "Former Rays Who Are Now in the Postseason" during these playoffs...sorry about that. But not sorry enough to not share with you J.P....
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What would the Rays playoff rotation look like?

Tampa Bay Online (Daniel Russell) — There's a noticeable trend in playoff rotations this October, and that's a twist on the three man rotation. Scheduling has allowed all the teams thus far to roll with only three starters, giving...
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Playoff Open Thread

Tampa Bay Online (Hatfield) — As requested. Feel free to discuss playoff baseball, NBA season preview and Benghazi right here. No footbaw talk, or we mail you Ebola. Go to town, homies.
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