At the break, would you take Cash or Maddon?

by Gary Shelton on July 13, 2015 · 4 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Rays

Cash has his team in contain at the break./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Cash has his team in contention at the break./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Monday, 6 a.m.

Joe Maddon was Picasso. Every night, he was trying to paint a masterpiece.

Kevin Cash is Sherwin-Willliams. Every day, he's trying to paint a house.

That, people, is the best comparision I can give between the last two men who guided the Tampa Bay Rays.

Maddon was a wine-sipper. Cash celebrates victories with a Coke. Maddon talked about swing planes. Cash talks about not being late for the team plane.

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Bill Myers July 14, 2015 at 8:50 am

Replacing Maddon with Cash was not an upgrade. But it has proven so far as not to be a downgrade! The hope is still there ! They have a chance . A good chance ! GO RAYS!

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Jim Willson July 13, 2015 at 11:08 pm

I like Cash alot. Maddon was great, but they were starting to tune him out I think. I am glad that we have Cash and Maddon gets to entertain a whole new audience. It worked out ok.

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jeffrey king July 13, 2015 at 11:55 am

Before the first game this week with Houston I happened to be standing next to Kevin Cash prior to the game when a friend of his leaned over the edge of the dugout to say hi… he made reference to the losing streak and without blinking an eye Kevin Cash responded by saying “We’re Gonna Get Hot” I know it’s just four words that could be considered lip service, but it was the way he said it, the tone of his voice and confidence in which he delivered those words that made me believe he is right. I like Kevin Cash, but then again… I’m not much of a wine drinker. Go Rays!

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Rick Martin July 13, 2015 at 6:58 am

I can imagine Kevin Cash will get better with time. And right now, he’s already pretty good. But something tells me that the Rays are just preparing him for a bigger, better job elsewhere – isn’t that what the Rays are all about (Maddon, Price, Shields, Crawford, Friedman)?

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