Tampa made yet another big splash

Execs chime in with their thoughts on multiplayer deal involving Rays and Royals

Originally Published: December 10, 2012
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Andrew Friedman, the Tampa Bay Rays' executive vice president of baseball operations, didn't make a single appearance in the Opryland Hotel lobby during the recent winter meetings in Nashville, other than to register and check out of his room. I happened to catch sight of him in a sixth-floor hallway one night, and he passed me with his cell phone pressed to his ear, immersed in what I believed to be a faux conversation. Along with his numerous other skills, Friedman is the acknowledged master ...

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