"Pepe's great," Maddon said. "We had such a wonderful time in Anaheim, he's outstanding. He does a great job with the Padres. And he's a very good pitching coach."
Since both are now managers there is one dream scenario that floats around in each of their minds.
"The thing he and I talk about is that one moment when we have a Pad-Rays World Series," Maddon said. "That's P-A-D, hyphen R-A-Y-S. And that would be kind of fun. Wonderful guy and he's got a great sense of humor."
Bill Chastain and Adam Berry are reporters for MLB.com. Follow Adam on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.