I have hope - hope that someone with a brain becomes the next GM.
I know all I play is fantasy, and I haven't had to deal with the aspects of being a GM (i.e. scouting, dealing w/ owners, etc.), but I swear I could handle trade negotiations and player management better than he could. Hell, I'd hire hybrid to handle scouting and all I'd have to worry about is the owner.
Huff is having a 3rd straight year with his OPS dropping. He'll be at $7M next year. And there will be plenty of FA OFs. I just don't see the market for him being that good, especially when he's stuck to the AL (where he can DH occasionally since his defense is below average).
As for Baez, I agree that he can be moved, but likely in July. $4M for a closer isn't too bad, but way too high for a MR. For the Rays, he's the closer, but for many teams, he wouldn't be. As such, and due to leading the AL in blown saves, I doubt there's much of a market for him in the off-season, especially when Farnsworth, Urbina, Wagner and Mesa are all free agents. Kolb will be as well (not that he's any better, but he will be available). So I think it's more likely for him to be moved next July when playoff teams are looking for BP help. But Lamar sure better be willing to expect an offer that won't include the other team's top prospect.
We shall see, but I was none too happy with the Rays today. And then reading that DY may not get called up at all and it just was not what I wanted to happen today.