The Rays are down to their final three managerial candidates — Dave Martinez is not one of them

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The Rays had a bunch of managerial candidates, but they’ve whittled them down to three. With one notable non-candidate mentioned here:

Dave Martinez not being a candidate after so much time as Joe Maddon’s bench coach pretty much tells you where the Rays are regarding the recent past. Repudiation city, I guess.

Cash has been the bullpen coach in Cleveland under Terry Francona. Wakamatsu and Ibanez were/are both in Kansas City, one ending his playing career, one coaching. Wakamatsu, of course, managed the Mariners for a bit a few years ago.

The Rays have said they want to have someone in place before the Winter Meetings. Those start two weeks from Monday.