Maddon, Friedman already looking ahead
Execuitve VP Andrew Friedman and manager Joe Maddon, speaking at a team media event, said Thursday they are both already looking ahead to what they expect to be a succesful 2012 season.
Among the quick highlights:
* Friedman, who has been mentioned as a candidate for the Cubs and Astros GM jobs, on his future: We don't comment on rumors and speculation but my focus is on taking the learnings from the 2011 season and rolling them into the 2012 team.''
* Maddon, who is heading into the final year of his contract: I'm not concerned about "lame-duck" status going into final year of contract and "I don't want to go anywhere else."