Last week I asked Rays beat reporter Dennis Maffezzoli about a fan who had the perception that the Devil Rays don't keep players who come through the system around long enough, and he had this response :
I guess they upped the ante. This is the second instance of scouting , developing, and locking up a player that comes through the Devil Rays oraganization. With Huff being the first. This is a significant achievemnt for the Devil Rays franchise.