ST. PETERSBURG — Joe Maddon packed his RV on Friday afternoon, began his planned cross-country trek west to visit family and, yes, rolled off into the sunset.
The departure of the Tampa Bay Rays manager has left local baseball lovers wondering how this upstart, small-market team can go on without its bespectacled skipper at the helm.
The legacy Joe Maddon leaves us after nine seasons as manager of the Rays includes his relentless smile and witty quips.
Rays rookie right fielder Kevin Kiermaier was named as a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove at his position. Kiermaier is the lone Ray among the finalists at any of the American League positions.
ST. PETERSBURG — On Wednesday, Matt Silverman was asked how he differs from Andrew Friedman.
LOS ANGELES — In the middle of Andrew Friedman’s introduction as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ president of baseball operations, a question was asked from a corner of the room.
Brian Auld, 37, now finds himself not only running a major-league team and implementing owner Stuart Sternberg's organizational vision, but he also has moved to the forefront of the team's effort to land a new stadium.
Matt Silverman, the Tampa Bay Rays’ new vice president of baseball operations, said Wednesday he expects Joe Maddon to manage the team in 2015 and beyond.