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New Rays president Auld steps into middle of stadium talks

New Rays president Auld steps into middle of stadium talks

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.
Published: 10/16/14
Rays’ Silverman confident Maddon will return

Rays’ Silverman confident Maddon will return

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.
Published: 10/16/14
Friedman a major loss, but Rays will carry on
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Friedman a major loss, but Rays will carry on

Funny, I had Joe Maddon in the pool.
Published: 10/15/14
Rays' Silverman 'right person' to take Friedman's role

Rays' Silverman 'right person' to take Friedman's role

ST. PETERSBURG — Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg said he had been preparing for this day for a few years, ever since other teams began asking permission to talk with Andrew Friedman.
Published: 10/14/14
Updated: 10/15/14
Friedman’s best, worst moves with Rays

Friedman’s best, worst moves with Rays

Andrew Friedman helped turn the Rays from one of the worst teams in the major leagues to one that reached the postseason in four of the past seven seasons. Here is a look at his biggest transaction hits and misses.
Published: 10/15/14
Friedman leaving Rays, accepts position with Dodgers

Friedman leaving Rays, accepts position with Dodgers

ST. PETERSBURG — Andrew Friedman told Joe Maddon earlier this month about the interest Friedman was receiving from the Los Angeles Dodgers. So, when the texts and calls from Friedman suddenly stopped a few days ago, well, Maddon figured Friedm...
Published: 10/14/14
Updated: 10/15/14
Rays Beat: L.A. opportunity could prove intriguing for Friedman

Rays Beat: L.A. opportunity could prove intriguing for Friedman

ST. PETERSBURG — The fallout from the Dodgers' early postseason exit just might have the team's higher-ups longingly casting their eyes this way, but the object of their desire might not be the man we thought would be No. 1 on their wish list. ...
Published: 10/12/14
Hillsborough commission OKs plan to negotiate with Rays

Hillsborough commission OKs plan to negotiate with Rays

TAMPA — Hillsborough County is officially in the hunt for major league baseball.
Published: 10/01/14
Updated: 10/02/14
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Yes, Rays’ stadium in Tampa really would make a big difference

You can argue that using public money to build a baseball stadium in downtown Tampa is financial folly. Even if, to quote the late Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer, the Rays were willing to pay “about half” the cost of a new yard, we'd still be ...
Published: 10/01/14
How long will Maddon stay with Rays?
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How long will Maddon stay with Rays?

ST. PETERSBURG — Baseball's postseason began Tuesday. No Rays. A “weird, awkward” season is how Rays manager Joe Maddon described it as he and Rays GM Andrew Friedman met media for a postmortem at Tropicana Field. ...
Published: 10/01/14