Joe Maddon

July 14, 2015 - 7:19 am
[caption id="attachment_35747" align="alignright" width="150"] Bruce Bochy[/caption] According to a recent survey done by ESPN.com , Bruce Bochy is the best manager in the MLB. The survey consisted of 50 scouts, front-office executives, big-league coaches and media analysts. Respondents rated each...
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December 09, 2014 - 2:26 pm
SAN DIEGO -- Cubs manager Joe Maddon said that he doesn't know where free agent Jon Lester might end up or when he might make his decision. But the new Chicago skipper, whose club is one of the finalists for the left-hander's services, said that he soon expects an indication of Lester's intentions...
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October 29, 2014 - 2:01 pm
Evidently, after all those years managing indoors, Joe Maddon sought sunlight. According to a report from CBSSports.com , which cited multiple industry sources, the Cubs are expected to hire Maddon to be their manager. Maddon opted out of his deal with the Rays last week after he proved unable to...
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October 24, 2014 - 8:38 am
[caption id="attachment_34836" align="alignright" width="150"] Joe Maddon [/caption] df Joe Maddon will not return as manager of the Rays after nine seasons in Tampa. Maddon exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and is leaving the team immediately. "We tried diligently and aggressively to...
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August 18, 2014 - 3:35 am
Welcome to Monday's Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . MONDAY'S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Angels at Red Sox , 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM) MLB: Reds at Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. (MLB Network) Little League Baseball:...
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June 04, 2014 - 10:49 am
The Rays have endured multiple bad breaks throughout the year, as the team currently sits with the worst record in the American League , mired in a seven-game losing streak. However, Tampa'€™s latest break figures to be the worst, as reigning American League Rookie of the Year Wil Myers suffered...
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Mike Petraglia
May 30, 2014 - 11:39 pm
Red Sox skipper John Farrell might have thought home plate umpire Dan Bellino and crew chief Jeff Kellogg let Friday night's game get out of control. Naturally, his counterpart in the Tampa Bay dugout saw things much differently. Joe Maddon was not only grateful that David Price wasn't ejected for...
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May 30, 2014 - 9:53 pm
This was not the first time that reliever Burke Badenhop has been a part of a Red Sox-Rays bench clearing skirmishes. It was almost exactly two years to the date when Badenhop, as a member of the Rays, plunked Dustin Pedroia , which subsequently led to Franklin Morales hitting Luke Scott , igniting...
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Rob Bradford
May 25, 2014 - 6:52 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The fallout from the bench-clearing incident between the Red Sox and Rays was somewhat predictable. Both sides were unapologetic. What happened in the seventh inning of an 8-5 Red Sox loss to the Rays was this: Tampa Bay's Yunel Escobar stole third (later ruled defensive...
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Rob Bradford
May 01, 2014 - 10:35 am
Prior to Game 1 of the Red Sox ' split doubleheader with the Rays Thursday, there was still an element of confusion as to why the teams didn't just play when Tampa Bay returned to Fenway Park at the end of May. There was talk that the Dustin Pedroia bobblehead (and subsequent storage of the doll)...
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