Let me make this abundantly crystal clear:
First, the Devil Rays will not will the American League Eastern Division, or be the wild card team, or move out from the cellar.
From my experience living in Florida and watching the Florida Marlins accumulate talent from 1998 to 2007, I can notice when a team is heading in the right direction.
The Devil Eggs, oops Devil Rays have begun the process of making good choices:
trading for Kazmir
holding onto Carl Crawford and Rocco Baldelli
trading for Jae Sao, Dioner Navarro, Casey Fossum, Ben Zobrist and Edwin Jackson.
signing Akinori Iwamura
drafting good atheletes: BJ Upton,Elijah Dukes, Delmon Young and more on the way
More important, Joe Maddon is a manager that the players are listening to because of his legitimacy, winning with the Angels, and personality.
It may take a few additional years . They are finally making good choices.