Jon Heyman weighs in on the future of Andrew Friedman, by quoting a “high-ranking Tampa person”…
“as of now he is staying”
We assume that “high-ranking Tampa person” is somebody with the Rays. Of course, it could be Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn. Or maybe it is somebody with the Yankees, who actually have offices in Tampa. It is not clear.
Either way, this just adds to what we have heard and many others have said. Friedman will probably still be with the Rays in 2012.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- Mike Scioscia called Joe Maddon to see if the Rays manager would have any interest in being the Angels general manager. Scioscia handles a lot of the GM duties and is probably looking for somebody that is used to working with him. [620WDAE.com]
- Dan Feinstein, the Rays director of baseball operations has taken over scouting duties for the Oakland A’s. [Oakland A's]
- Joe Maddon called the idea of banning beer in the clubhouse “asinine.” Of course, if MLB bans beer, that probably means JoeMa would have to give up his wine. So there’s that. [WEEI]