Rays, Maddon Closing In On Extension

The Rays are closing in on a multiyear extension with manager Joe Maddon, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Maddon’s contract is set to expire after 2012, but both sides have expressed interest in working out a deal to keep the skipper in place beyond the coming season.

Maddon, the 2011 American League Manager of the Year, has managed the Rays to three playoff berths in the past four seasons, including an AL pennant in 2008. In six years under the 57-year-old Maddon, the Rays have a 495-477 record.


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diesel2410
3 years 7 months ago

Championship contenders. Yes, the Rays

Melvin McMurf
3 years 7 months ago

go joe

Morley C
3 years 7 months ago

Sweet, I love watching Maddon get thrown out of every other game.

diesel2410
3 years 7 months ago

What are you talking about? Maddon rarely gets thrown out

portsider
3 years 7 months ago

Love this. Did not want to see a big market vulture this guy away.

inleylandwetrust
3 years 7 months ago

Maddon>Your favorite team’s manager

Tom R
3 years 7 months ago

It’s really hard to argue with that.  And this is coming from an Angel fan that  absolutely adores Mike Scioscia.

bobbybaseball
3 years 7 months ago

A no-brainer.

ellisburks
3 years 7 months ago

It is good to see him stay. Seems like a great person as well as a great manager.

joeybw
3 years 7 months ago

See how easy he made this? Maddon loves managing the Rays.

PWNdroia
3 years 7 months ago

class act

dylanp5030
3 years 7 months ago

Best GM/Manager Combo in the game!

dylanp5030
3 years 7 months ago

Pride of Hazelton (about 15 minutes from me)

lefty177
3 years 7 months ago

(an hour from me)

3 years 7 months ago

Lives in Tampa area, loves managing this team. It was going to happen.

levendis
3 years 7 months ago

easily the best manager in the majors

AngryFatMan
3 years 7 months ago

Congrats to the man in the hoodie.

neurogame
3 years 7 months ago

I wonder if he’ll celebrate with a new pair of frames? 

Nate Chavis
3 years 7 months ago

This definitely made my day!