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Maddon opts out in Tampa, leading to Mattingly speculation

Maddon opts out in Tampa, leading to Mattingly speculation

In a surprise move Friday morning, Joe Maddon opted out of his contract to manage the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015, amping up speculation he could be new Dodgers decision-maker Andrew Friedman’s choice to replace Manager Don Mattingly. Friedman and...
Twins Now | St. Paul Pioneer Press 24 mins ago

Twinsights: Could Joe Maddon be the next Twins manager?

Back on Sept. 29, Day 1 of a Minnesota Twins manager search that has now reached 26 days, I asked Twins CEO Jim Pohlad about the value of managers in the modern game. If you want to know if there's ANY chance whatsoever that the Twins will get into the bidding for Joe Maddon, who opted out of the last...

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Tampa Bay Times 1 hour ago

Joe Maddon leaving Tampa Bay Rays

ST. PETERSBURG — Joe Maddon is leaving the Rays after a breakdown in talks for a new deal.
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Tim Hudson, 39, finally pitching in World Series

Starter Tim Hudson finally gets his shot at a Series at age 39.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 22, 2014

Royals rout Giants, tie World Series 1-1

A big sixth and stellar bullpen work help K.C. tie World Series.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 22, 2014

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Yusmeiro Petit was running out of choices. His major-league career had hit rock bottom and was heading nowhere.
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NFL Roundup: Sources Say Ray Rice Hearing Will Be Held Nov. 5-6

A hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 21, 2014

Giants pound Shields, Royals in World Series opener

The Giants batter former Ray James Shields in a Game 1 rout.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 21, 2014

Royals' 'superfan' SungWoo Lee arrives from South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — The die-hard, long-time Royals fan from Seoul who became an international celebrity after he was superstitiously credited with sparking the team's playoff run created quite a scene at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night before the World Series opener.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 20, 2014

World Series snapshots

Sub-90 Series This is the first World Series to feature two teams that failed to win 90 games in a complete season. But recent history mutes the notion that the second wild card cheapens the importance of the regular season. None of the other four teams to win the wild-card game (introduced in 2012) went on to win the pennant. And …
Tampa Bay Times Oct 20, 2014

Jones: Royals' rise renews McRae's interest in baseball

Hal McRae is 69 years old and retired these days. He lives down in Bradenton, just over the bridge from Tropicana Field.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 20, 2014

Trade for Shields spurred Royals to turnaround

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The moment Alex Gordon knew the Kansas City Royals were serious about winning can be traced to a cold December day when his wife heard they had traded for James Shields.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 18, 2014

Same philosophy, different approach for Rays' Silverman

Matt Silverman won't run the Rays exactly the same way Andrew Friedman did for nine seasons before leaving last week for the Dodgers.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 17, 2014

Former Rays exec Andrew Friedman: Dodgers won't pursue Joe Maddon

Departed top Rays baseball executive Andrew Friedman did his best to further quell speculation that manager Joe Maddon will follow him to the Dodgers, saying Friday that Don Mattingly "definitely" will manage the 2015 season in Los Angeles and potentially many more.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 16, 2014

Giants beat Cardinals, advance to World Series

SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the Cardinals on Thursday night.
Tampa Bay Times Oct 16, 2014

World Series pits pair of wild-card teams

Lorenzo Cain gearing up to run on Buster Posey. Pablo Sandoval trying to launch long balls, Alex Gordon banging into walls chasing them. Madison Bumgarner and former Ray James Shields starting big games, with lights-out bullpens poised to close 'em.

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