A lot of top talent has left the Rays organization this off season and while the Rays are probably going to take a hit, it’s also likely the Rays will see some solid new talent enter the organization. Kevin Goldstein wrote about this last week and the Rays are set to get 12 picks between numbers 24 and 89 in the draft. They’ve done a nice job in the past with their draft picks so hopefully they’ll be able to keep it up.
Goldstein also talks about how much it’s going to cost to sign all of these guys and it’s not a small number. Of course that’s the price of doing what the Rays have done (loading up and having a couple of good seasons then letting everyone go) so hopefully it turns out to be a good long term strategy.