Tampa Bay has been blessed to have a coach with Joe Maddon’s caliber. In fact, we’d be willing to bet that any Major League Baseball team would drool to have Maddon as their skipper. However, with the recent injury bug that has hit the Rays and the offensive struggles, we wondered if we’ve started looking past blaming Joe Maddon for the Rays slow start. We saw Jon Cooper keep the Lightning in playoff form even with the Stamkos injury and the St. Louis drama, so shouldn’t Joe Maddon be able to do the same? What do you think Tampa Bay?
ST. PETERSBURG - APRIL 05: Manager Joe Maddon #70 of the Tampa Bay Rays smiles during the game against the Cleveland Indians at Tropicana Field on April 5, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)J. Meric/Getty Images