From the sounds of it, the Devil Ray owners and Lou have a different perception about what has taken place and what was promised to him three years ago. Bottom line is the front office has not gone to bat for Lou in three years he has been on the books. I would not be surprised if Lou walks unless there are significant changes:
"And I'm not talking about players alone. ... It takes a commitment from the entire organization to win - from the ownership group to the front office to the manager and the coaches and to the players. Total commitment. And it doesn't come easy. It's not easy. But once you get it on track and you start doing it, now you expect to do it and you keep doing it. ... Which is what happened in Seattle. We got it going and we kept it going. We stepped up over there."
Lou is definately not happy about what has taken place here:
"Everyone on this team is trying their a-- off. We're battling. We're doing the best we can, trying as hard as we can. But what do you expect when you've got 35-year-old All-Stars playing against guys that just came up. The experience factor is always against us and the payroll factor is always against us. ...
"I'm ready for a commitment to win here. That's what I want to do now is win. I've been here too long to not see more improvement than we have. And, like Lou said, it does start in the front office."