Columnist Martin Fennelly thinks the Rays are more than smart enough to hit on the right manager again, to surprise us with their list of candidates, and also by their final choice.
The Rays traded left-handed pitcher Cesar Ramos to the Los Angeles Angels for minor-league right-handed pitcher Mark Sappington in a move that clears a spot on Tampa Bay's 40-man roster.
He preached patience and talked about winning championships in the same breath.
The Rays had to attend to a pair of deadlines Monday while working toward finalizing the list of candidates to replace former manager Joe Maddon.
CHICAGO — When Joe Maddon and the Tampa Bay Rays visited Wrigley Field in August, the manager raved about National League baseball and praised the iconic neighborhood ballpark.
The agent of new Cubs manager Joe Maddon denied any tampering allegations while insisting Maddon would have stayed in Tampa Bay if the Rays had increased their offer.
When will it really hit home?
CHICAGO – Joe Maddon was hired as manager of the Chicago Cubs on Friday, hours after the team fired Rick Renteria.
ST. PETERSBURG — After some jarring changes at the top of the organization in recent weeks, the Tampa Bay Rays chose continuity Friday by exercising their 2015 club option on versatile Ben Zobrist.
For the second time in less than a week, Joe Maddon became a topic that rivaled the World Series for national attention.