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Rays, Maddon agree to 3-year extension

Posted on: February 14, 2012 1:01 pm
 
Joe Maddon

By C. Trent Rosecrans


The Rays have signed manager Joe Maddon to a three-year extension, CBSSports.com insider Jon Heyman reports.

Maddon's three-year contract was set to expire following the 2012 season, making $1.4 million this season. It can be assumed he's getting a well-deserved raise.

Maddon, 58, has a 495-477 record with Tampa and has twice been named the American League Manager of the Year, including last season when the Rays captured the wild card on the final day  of the season. He also won the award in 2008 when the Rays won the American League pennant.

The Rays, who were 61-101 in Maddon's first season, have been to the playoffs three of the past four seasons and won two American League East titles, something some thought impossible before his reign.

Maddon's been a popular name in high-profile managerial searches, but he's repeatedly said he prefers to stay with the Rays -- and he's backed it up with not just his words, but his actions.

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Comments

Since: Mar 3, 2010
Posted on: February 15, 2012 2:53 am
 

Rays, Maddon agree to 3-year extension

maddon will be a god after this year. bj and longo will break out. luke scott a great sign also. matt joyce is very underrated. maddon is loyal to his players and it will pay off this year. bj will vy for MVP




Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2012 9:58 pm
 

Rays, Maddon agree to 3-year extension

Such a laid back manager but he constantly gets it done.  Good thing for the Rays to sign him.  Surprised it was only a 3 year deal.



Since: Mar 8, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2012 9:54 pm
 

Rays, Maddon agree to 3-year extension

One of the nice guys in baseball who paid his dues and now is rewarded. Good story and the Rays will be a pain in the rear again this year.



Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: February 14, 2012 4:50 pm
 

Rays, Maddon agree to 3-year extension

He seems like the right guy for that club.  I hope the ownership opens up its wallet and keeps it young stars.



Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: February 14, 2012 3:25 pm
 

Rays, Maddon agree to 3-year extension

Maddon's three-year contract was set to expire following the 2012 season, making $1.4 million this season.
I am surprised that his contract was getting this close to expiring.
It can be assumed he's getting a well-deserved raise.
I think his new contract will have him earning at least five million dollars per season.
Maddon, 58, has a 495-477 record with Tampa and has twice been named the American League Manager of the Year, including last season when the Rays captured the wild card on the final day  of the season. He also won the award in 2008 when the Rays won the American League pennant.

The Rays, who were 61-101 in Maddon's first season, have been to the playoffs three of the past four seasons and won two American League East titles, something some thought impossible before his reign.
The bottom line is that Joe Maddon made the Tampa Bay Rays relevant and is getting a well deserved pay raise.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2012 2:31 pm
 

Rays, Maddon agree to 3-year extension

Best manager in baseball.  Go Rays.



Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: February 14, 2012 2:14 pm
 

Rays, Maddon agree to 3-year extension

Right move by the Rays to retain a manager that makes more right moves than wrong.  He has done a great job with the talent he has had to work with the last few years.  Rays' payroll does not allow for very many superstars, but Joe seems to get the best of the young talent.  Nice move Rays! Gad to see Joe back on the bench for three more years.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2012 1:31 pm
 

Rays, Maddon agree to 3-year extension

This might be the best move the Rays have made in a while.  Considering the division they're in, I have been very impressed with Rays organization and team play.  They have been legit contenders over the last couple years and Maddon has been a key piece in this success.  More often than not, he has made the right moves at the right time.


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