BP says it better than I could ever said or thought it.
Keeping Aubrey Huff and Danys Baez and Julio Lugo does nothing for their outlook in the short or long terms, and they squandered an opportunity. Chuck LaMar will likely say they couldn't get enough--and as thoroughly as these things get covered, it is impossible to know exactly what names are being discussed in each negotiation--but at some point, you have to get something. Those three players' entire value to the team was in what they could bring to the 2007-09 editions of the Devil Rays, the ones with B.J. Upton and Delmon Young leading the way. August isn't going to save them; all three players are positive contributors with reasonable contracts who have virtually no chance to clear waivers.
It's time for the Rays as an organization to acknowledge LaMar's complete failure at his job over nearly a decade and move in a different direction.