The Cardinals, Rays, Tigers, Indians and Cubs -- imagine a Carlos Marmol/K-Rod tandem for the eighth and ninth innings -- are also believed to be considering K-Rod as a target for 2009.
Per Jim Molony, via MLBTr. That seems, uh, odd. Rodriguez is going be looking for a huge payday. He has a history with Joe Maddon, but I would assume not enough of one that he would take considerably less money to join the Rays. Rodriguez is currently having one of the worst seasons of his career (3.5 tRA) despite the save totals and will almost certainly be overpaid on the market by a team like the Mets.