Ex-Rays manager Joe Maddon is looking for a five-year deal in the $25 million range, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Maddon had been with the Rays since 2006. He earned approximately $6 million over the duration of the three-year contract extension he signed in February 2012. The contract spanned the 2013-15 seasons, but he decided to opt out of the final year.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia is currently the highest-paid manager in the game in terms of contract length (10 years), total value ($50 million), and average annual value ($5 million). As some simple division illustrates, Maddon is seeking to become at least the second-highest paid manager in baseball.
Under Maddon, the Rays won the AL Pennant (2008) and reached the post-season three additional times (2010-11, ’13), losing the ALDS each time. The Rays went 754-705 (.517) under his leadership during the regular season.