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Joe Maddon

Rays manager

Rays manager

Joe Maddon

Joe Maddon is the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays and a two-time American League Manager of the Year. A former minor-league catcher, he worked in the Angels' organization for 31 years before the Rays named him their manager before the 2006 season. In 2008, Maddon led the Rays to their first division title, playoff wins and World Series appearance. He was honored as Manager of the Year following the 2008 and 2011 seasons. He won a World Series as the Angels' bench coach in 2002. Recognizable by his thick-rimmed glasses and outgoing personality, he has earned a reputation as a players' manager, wine connoisseur, cycling enthusiast and avid reader.



  1. Rays manager Joe Maddon still dislikes collision rule

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    TORONTO — C Buster Posey is a popular topic among Rays followers given the discussion over how much better the team would be had it drafted him rather than INF Tim Beckham with the top overall pick in 2008.

    San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey throws out the Kansas City Royals' Erik Kratz at first to end the second inning on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT)
  2. Rays first half in review

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    The All-Star break comes late this year, and the Rays have to be wishing at this point they could just skip it. After a slow start, injuries to several key players and a couple of months of maddeningly inconsistent play, the Rays rolled toward the break playing their absolute best baseball of the season. Here's a look …

  3. Ever-changing lineups necessary to Rays' Maddon

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    Rightfield is a riddle. Left is a mystery. Second base is a free-for-all.

    Who's on first?

    Everybody, that's who.

    Joe Maddon says his platoons are essential to success.
  4. Tom Jones' Two Cents: Christmas gifts for Tampa Bay sports figures

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    Ralphie wanted a Red Ryder BB gun. Many dream of a white Christmas. And some little boys and girls want only their two front teeth.

    Maintaining discipline has been a full-time job for Bucs coach Greg Schiano in his first season in the NFL.
  5. Rays say still working on deals after adding Yunel Escobar

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    NASHVILLE — Even if the Rays don't do anything else before the winter meetings end today, they still will have had a successful trip.

    Yunel Escobar arrives with some baggage, though the Rays say they’re not worried.
  6. Tampa Bay Rays tender contracts to all but outfielder Ben Francisco

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    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays opted to keep Ryan Roberts as part of their infield mix and Burke Badenhop in their bullpen, but they declined to tender a contract to outfielder Ben Francisco by Friday's midnight deadline.

  7. Rays' Joe Maddon doesn't worry about Toronto Blue Jays' moves

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    Joe Maddon has been chilling out in California recently, which has worked out even better given the Jill Kelley circus playing out near his Tampa house.

  8. David Price's Cy Young Award joins short list of Tampa Bay honors

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    Rays ace David Price picked up one of the greatest honors in sports on Wednesday, winning the American League Cy Young Award, handed out annually to the league's best pitcher.

    David Price basks in the moment after being announced as the first Cy Young Award winner in Tampa Bay Rays history.