Despite Obstacles Joe Maddon Believes Rays Can Still make Post-Season

Throughout the course of RV shopping Joe Maddon received updates from Andrew Friedman on the fluidity of the David Price trade. Maddon says he wasn’t sure either way but doesn’t believe anyone was blindsided by the trade. “We have to do things around here with one eye on the present and one eye on the future”. Maddon said.  “It is really no fun to lose a player of that caliber on and off the field, a great teammate, all of the above.”

Maddon believes that his team handled the situation great before the trade and he’s confident they’ll respond well after.  Despite their current position in the standings and even though the team just dealt it’s ace to the Detroit Tigers Maddon still believes the Rays will make the post-season.