Danys Baez - R - Devil Rays
Devil Rays exercised RHP Danys Baez's $4 million club option for 2006.
If he isn't traded, Baez will be back in the closer's role at the start of next season. It's possible that he'll be dealt to a team that would use him as a setup man, if not this winter then in July. He'll be a free agent after next year. Oct. 31 - 7:54 pm et
Julio Lugo - SS - Devil Rays
Devil Rays exercised infielder Julio Lugo's $4.95 million club option for 2006.
The Rays still would have controlled Lugo's rights had they bought the option out for $100,000, but he would have made more than $5 million in arbitration. Lugo will be eligible for free agency after next season, so the Rays could trade him at some point. Oct. 31 - 7:52 pm et
they both make good trade bait if the right offer comes by, but i would prefer to see them stay in TB