Joe Maddon appeared with Ron and Ian on 620 WDAE on Friday. Here’s the full interview. The most eyebrow-raising comment is when Maddon said Jose Molina saved the Rays 50 runs this season. Does that mean Molina will be back in 2013? The Rays have a $1.8 million option and nobody else on the roster has stepped up. So even if the Rays trade for a number one catcher, Molina makes sense as a compliment.
- Matt Bush, who is still in jail for his DUI arrest in Spring Training, has officially been released by the Rays.
- Fernando Rodney’s cap will be on display at the Hall of Fame after breaking he record for ERA by a reliever. [TampaBay.com]
- Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe is the latest to bring up Alfonso Soriano as a potential DH for the Rays. This is a bandwagon we’ve been on a for a while and we fully expect to hear this rumor a lot this winter. [Boston.com]
- Shaun King is not a fan of how the Bucs are using Josh Freeman right now. [JoeBucsFan]