Many are speculating that Maddon will be heading to Los Angeles, despite Friedman saying that Dodgers' manager Don Mattingly will return next season. Mattingly signed a 3-year contract extension in January, keeping him with the team through 2016. The Dodgers finished 94-68 atop the NL West this past season, but fell to the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS.
The Rays finished 77-85 this past season, the first year since 2009 that they didn't finish with 90 wins. Maddon did have 5 90-win seasons with the Rays, 2 fewer than Terry Francona and Mike Scioscia among active managers.
Maddon was 754-705 in 9 seasons with Tampa Bay, including a 2-time AL manager of the year, and gave the Rays their only AL pennant and World Series appearance in 2008. He has a record of 781-729, if you include his 2 seasons with the then-California Angels. The Rays are sure to miss Maddon, who had a .517 win percentage with the team. In 8 seasons with other managers, the Rays had a .401 win percentage, with no playoff appearances.