Cubs announce intention to hire Joe Maddon as Manager
The face of the franchise officially departs.
According to club president Theo Epstein, Joe Maddon is the man to helm the Chicago Cubs in 2015. The Cubs willÂ hold a press conference on Monday to announce the hiring of Maddon as their next manager, finalizing the move w...
Rays exercise $7.5 Million option on Ben Zobrist
Least surprising news ever?
Ben Zobrist's meager $7.5M option for 2015 has been exercised by the Tampa Bay Rays. This is the least surprising news and does nothing to make you feel better about this season, so d...
Enjoying Kevin Kiermaier fielding videos, part one
The Gold Glove candidate is just plain fun to watch.
Kevin Kiermaier has been nominated for a Gold Glove award in his rookie season -- a partial rookie season at that. After a solid 2014 campaign by the young gun, here's what we know about The Outlaw:
1. Defensive metrics loved Kevin Kiermaier.
2. Kevin Kiermaier is ridiculously fast.
3. Kevin Kiermaier gets ve...
Rays place several among top full-season prospects
These players are a little closer to helping the big club
Two weeks ago, I took a look at how the Rays' lower level affiliates fared in Baseball America's top 20 prospect by league series. Since then, they finished all the leagues and have moved onto the tea...
Dock of the Rays on Joe Maddon
"Good Manager, Better Man"
Friend-of-the-site Jason Hanselman runs the blogÂ Dock of the Rays. On it, he consistently provides fresh, thorough statistical analysis. It's fact-based writing that needs to be a part of any informed conversation about the Rays. That's why, from time to time, ...
Congratulations, Giants; but remember the Royals, remember the Rays
Because if we don't, no one else will.
Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants. With three World Series titles in five years, they're a dynasty. They're doing something right, including but not limited to drafting
Joe Maddon heading to the Cubs?
That didn't take long.
Jon Heyman burst open the interwebs ahead of the World Series Game 7, reporting that Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs are finalizing a contract to make him manager of the club.
For their part, the Cubs have denied the rumor, while Maddon and his agent (who lives and works in Chicago) have been reportedly silent.
Rays payroll set to decrease in 2015
Back to the loser levels you're used to.
Among the relocation rumors that sparked back up last week was the footnote reminder, here and elsewhere, that 2017 could bring 4-5x the television revenue when a new contract is negotiated. The Tampa Bay area is among the top twenty most populous metropolitan areas, and the