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Rays finalize three-year, $6 million contract extension with manager Joe Maddon

Feb 15, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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UPDATE: It’s now official, with Topkin reporting that the three-year extension is worth approximately $6 million.

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Joe Maddon and the Rays have been working on a contract extension for much of the offseason and Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that an official announcement is expected tomorrow.

According to Topkin the deal is for three seasons, which would keep Maddon with the Rays through 2015.

Maddon is the American League’s reigning Manager of the Year, also won the award in 2008, and has a 495-477 (.509) record since joining the Rays in 2006, including three playoff appearances in the past four seasons. Prior to his arrival Tampa Bay had never won more than 70 games in a season.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 14, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    That’s a hit!

  2. mgscott - Feb 14, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Tampa has a baseball team ?

    • buddaley - Feb 15, 2012 at 5:41 PM

      No. St. Petersburg does.

  3. Old Gator - Feb 14, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Maddon won’t be working any additional years for the Razed under this contract. They just transferred his current contract from 8.5 X 11″ paper to 8.5 X 14″ paper, thereby extending it….

    • natstowngreg - Feb 15, 2012 at 1:37 PM

      Does anyone use 8.5 x 14 paper anymore? Do lawyers even use it?

  4. aceshigh11 - Feb 14, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    The Rays should keep him for as long as he wants to manage…he’s worth it.

    I’d love to see him in a Red Sox uniform, but my team as it’s currently comprised doesn’t deserve him.

    • 24missed - Feb 14, 2012 at 5:52 PM

      He was my dream candidate. But, I still think he is where he should be. Maddon does works wonders with his team.

  5. cshearing - Feb 14, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    I would ask Maddon to manage my team any day.

    • Dave Barker - Feb 14, 2012 at 10:29 PM

      I asked Maddon to manage my 401k.

  6. kingjoe1 - Feb 15, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Did they check with Roddy White of the NFL, is he okay with a mgr getting 2 mil a year?

  7. lionsplayoffs - Feb 16, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    I’m a Tigers lifer, which pretty much means I hate everyone except Leyland, but I like Joe Maddon. He’s good – and he’s funny.

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