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Mike Maddux released a statement congratulating Dale Sveum on being named the Chicago Cubs' manager, and saying he's "blessed" to be with the Texas Rangers.

Ron Washington talked to the media on Friday, for the first time since Game 7 of the World Series, and Jeff Wilson has a story with some of the questions and answers.  One that caught my eye was Washington's response to the question of why he didn't send Neftali Feliz out for the 10th inning in Game 6:

He wasn't, in my opinion, in a very good emotional state.

Washington went on to talk about how well, on paper, having Darren Oliver facing the two lefties set up.  And it got me thinking about how the tenth inning played out, and now I'm depressed all over again.

Behind the paywall at the DMN, Gerry Fraley suggests that blowing the Game 6 World Series save could have damaged Neftali Feliz's state of mind.

T.R. Sullivan's notes talk about Maddux staying with Texas, the Rangers adding six players to the 40 man roster, Josh Hamilton, and the team scouting 19 year old Cuban defector Jorge Soler.

Sullivan also has a piece on the Rangers' website about Washington talking to the media yesterday, with some more quotes from Wash.