Rays radio man Freed signs new 3-year deal
Rays radio man Andy Freed has agreed to a new three-year deal that will keep him in their booth through 2013.
Freed, who has been working under one-year contracts the last two seasons, said he welcomed the opportunity to stay on the job long-term: "I don't really want to be anywhere else.''
Partner Dave Wills is signed through only through this season, but said Wednesday, "I'm not looking to go anywhere,'' so it's possible he too could be in line for an extension.
Freed said he never wanted to leave. "I really respect what the Rays are doing a franchise, and I love being around it,'' he said. "I love working with Dave, I love talking to Joe Maddon every day, I love living here. There's really nothing about this job I don't love, and I hope to be here a long time.''
Freed and Wills have been on the job since 2005, replacing the original tandem of Paul Olden and Charlie Slowes.
Also, the Rays are scheduled for one date, July 17 at home vs. Boston, on the first half of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball schedule, which was released Wednesday.