And, frankly, he was dead wrong if he came in thinking he would persuade a change in the team's philosophy and organizational approach. This, yes, included payroll restraints. Piniella gave the Devil Rays an identity; he couldn't give them a golden goose.
It seems Lou in his time here and Seattle liked to vent. I prefer the type that storms into LaMar's office and says this is unacceptable. I guess its time to turn the page as what could have been. I agree the state of Rays in certainly better than when he arrived.