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Joe Maddon explains "Why Delmon Young"

His answer is not particularly satisfying.

Season Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

Pitching is the name of the game, and you can put the RAYS’ name in bold and capital letters. Returning each and all of their relatively young and very talented starting pitchers, Manager Joe Maddon and the 2012 Tampa Bay Rays look to return to the playoffs. The 2011 regular season ended in dramatic fashion. In early September, the Rays trailed the Boston Red Sox by nine games for the final playoff spot. By the final night of the season, the Rays needed a win and a Boston loss to capture the last remaining spot in the American League. Trailing the Yankees 7-0 after seven innings, the Rays made their move towards a finish that would never be believed if made into a movie. Evan Longoria capped off a six run 8th inning with his 1st home run of the game. One inning later, and one strike away from defeat, Dan Johnson hit a pinch hit home run to tie the game. Three innings later and just minutes after getting the news that Boston blew their late lead, Longoria hit the most dramatic home run in Tampa Bay history. The last playoff spot was captured by one game over the Sox. The night of September 28, 2011 goes down in baseball history as the most exciting and unbelievable finish to a season ever.

"Don't worry about what other teams are doing, don't worry about the amount of money they are...

"Don't worry about what other teams are doing, don't worry about the amount of money they are spending...to me without all the chemicals, the other influences in our game, I think its about the team that executes better on a nightly basis.... "I try to point out these kind of items and stay away from the names on the backs of other teams uniforms...So we work hard to play the game properly, not make mistakes--we're very big on run prevention as you know so or the fact that they spend more money than us"

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The Rays Tank: Reason #472 Why Joe Maddon Is Awesome

Last week sometime, new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine banned beer in the clubhouse after games, citing last year's beer-and-fried-chicken-related issues. Normally I wouldn't care about this sort...

The Rays Tank: Justin Ruggiano Declares Free Agency; Joe Maddon Nears Extension

After spending four and a half seasons battling away in Triple-A, Justin Ruggiano finally got an extended taste at the majors last season. He had gotten called up for brief respites in both 2007...

Maddon Named Sporting News Manager of the Year

Not a major award but still pretty cool considering voting for Sporting News awards was done by major league players, managers, and front office executives.

Joe Maddon took some time today to speak to WEEI in Boston

Watch this at WEEI

Joe Maddon took some time today to speak to WEEI in Boston

Joe Maddon Needs Our Voodoo: a Strictly Photoshop Contest

via redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com On April 16, 2006, Ty Wigginton, Jonny Gomes, and Damon Hollins each hit home runs, powering the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to 9-5 win and a sweep over the Kansas City...

Moments with Maddon: Where is this Criticism?

Moments with Maddon: Where is this Criticism?

check out joe maddon in this web series interview he did from spring training

check out joe maddon in this web series interview he did from spring training

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