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Joe Maddon Leaving Tampa Bay Rays


In a move that many did not see coming, Joe Maddon is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays effective immediately:

Maddon has spent nine years as the manager of the Rays. His tenure will end with a 754-705 overall record, one AL pennant, two manager of the year awards and a 13-17 postseason record.

Often considered to be one of the best managerial minds in all of baseball, there is no doubt that Maddon will be pursued heavily by many teams throughout the league – even some who currently have a manager already in place (I could be looking at you, Los Angeles Dodgers).

The Rays’ 2014 season was by far their worst since 2007, Maddon’s second year as manager. It was also the first time since 2007 that the team finished the season with a sub-.500 record.

 

Cover Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Grant E. Doepel

Grant E. Doepel

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Editor in Chief and co-founder of Riverfront City Sports and Sports Grumble, Doepel is a Cincinnati native who lives and breathes Queen City sports. A University of the Cumberlands graduate with degrees in Journalism and Communication Arts, Doepel still resides in the Greater Cincinnati area to provide easy access to the riverfront stadiums.
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