USATSI_8022669_154511044_lowresThe big news coming out of the Rays Camp is that Raul Ibanez has withdrawn his name for consideration to be the next Rays manager, saying he wants to spend more time with his family according to the Tampa Bay Times.

This leaves Don Wakamatsu and Kevin Cash as the two finalists for the position.

It sounds like the Rays are highly impressed with both of the remaining candidates. However, I am now rooting against Wakamatsu because I live the idea of how ironic it would be if the Rays had a manager named “Cash.”

Is former infielder Don Money available to be a bench coach?

THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA

  • As expected, Dave Martinez has been hired by the Cubs to be Joe Maddon’s bench coach. [CBS Sports]
  • As expected, the Rays tendered contracts with all six players who are arbitration eligible. All this means is that those players will not be cut and if the Rays can’t negotiate a contract with these players an arbitrator will decide their 2015 salaries. [Marc Topkin]
  • The Florida Gators hired a new football coach and the way they did it could change how schools poach coaches from smaller universities. [BI Sports]
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  1. Greg says:

    Cash was just named manager. Here's wishing him the best of luck!

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