The Tampa Bay Rays are in the process of extending Manager Joe Maddon’s contract, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Maddon’s current contract expires at the end of 2012, and both sides have expressed interest in extending his relationship with the squad. Maddon spoke about the possible extension in Dallas at the baseball winter meetings saying, "I'm sure it's going to be all worked out in due time."
Although there is no deadline for the decision, most are expecting the issue to be resolved before spring training opens February 19. Maddon is best known for being at the helm of the Rays as they have transformed from perennial losers into a contender in baseball’s most difficult division. Despite losing 197 games in his first two seasons in Tampa, the Rays have managed to go 368-215 since 2008.