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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  1. diesel2410 3 years ago

    Championship contenders. Yes, the Rays

  2. Melvin McMurf 3 years ago

    go joe

  3. Morley C 3 years ago

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

    • diesel2410 3 years ago

      What are you talking about? Maddon rarely gets thrown out

  4. portsider 3 years ago

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

  5. InLeylandWeTrust 3 years ago

    Maddon>Your favorite team’s manager

    • Tom R 3 years ago

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

  6. bobbybaseball 3 years ago

    A no-brainer.

  7. ellisburks 3 years ago

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

  8. joeybw 3 years ago

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

  9. PWNdroia 3 years ago

    class act

  10. Dylan 3 years ago

    Best GM/Manager Combo in the game!

  11. Dylan 3 years ago

    Pride of Hazelton (about 15 minutes from me)

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

  13. levendis 3 years ago

    easily the best manager in the majors

  14. AngryFatMan 3 years ago

    Congrats to the man in the hoodie.

  15. neurogame 3 years ago

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

  16. Nate Chavis 3 years ago

    This definitely made my day!

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