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Rays fans, get ready for a closer by committee in 2010! "Rays vice president of baseball Andrew Friedman said he expects the Rays to break camp next spring with the old closer by committee.

"His reasoning? The Rays simply canÆt afford someone like Billy Wagner, the former Astros, Phillies, and Mets closer now serving as the Red Sox setup man.

"'I think thereÆs kind of a misnomer out there that we donÆt believe in having someone that can lock down a game,' Friedman said Tuesday at Tropicana Field. 'ItÆs just that when we get into our roster construction and allocating of resources, itÆs very difficult for us to allocate a huge amount of money for someone who pitches 70 innings a year.'

"Friedman added, 'We canÆ...

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