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ST. PETERSBURG -- Joe Maddon is expected to be named the new manager of the Devil Rays on Tuesday. The job "is something I really want," said Maddon, 51, in a Friday interview, noting he was a good fit for the position given the skills he has which he feels are compatible with the Rays' needs.

Maddon, who was the Angels bench coach from 1996 to 2005, is a former Minor League catcher who has been in the Angels organization for 28 years. He has been a Major League coach for the past 12 seasons and was a serious candidate for the Red Sox job before Terry Francona was hired in 2003. Among Maddon's strong suits are his organizational skills and acumen crunching baseball data via the computer.

Maddon liked the idea of managing a young, developing team and working for new principal owner Stuart Sternberg and the club's unique management team.

Before his first interview, Maddon said he received a 47-page email expounding on Sternberg's philosophies for turning around the Rays' situation and came away quite impressed.

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