Aubrey Huff, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays’ outfielder/first baseman, has been popping off of late about how the organization should either trade him or stop talking about it.
First, not even a team gag order could prevent major media speculation about Huff and several other Rays with market value, substantial salaries and approaching free agency.
Second, trading Huff is more problematic than it should be. It’s no secret that hustle isn’t part of his game – nor is he a positive presence inside the locker room. If Huff wants to effect a trade or improve his peace of mind, he should play like it: be more productive and less obstructive.