So this is kind of a roundabout way to get to him and make this a prospect related discussion but here goes:
Rays resigned Gabe Kapler. Fangraphs seems to think it's to platoon with Matt Joyce in RF (Desmond Jennings waiting in the wings aside - that's an entirely new discussion). This would seem to push Ben Zobrist into the infield, crowding the picture with Bartlett (headed to arbitration - do they just dump him?), Iwamura (club option for 2K10 - do they decline it?), Zobrist (one would expect they look to play him as much as possible given his breakout), and Rodriguez (can play either MI position, but I possibly better suited to 2B, and running out of options). So, in everyone's opinion, how do they sort this mess out?
I figure Bartlett will be due alot in arbitration given his numbers this year. So money wise, he doesn't make much sense. Iwamura is good, but Rodriguez and/or Zobrist would be cheaper. So what happens? Does money dictate here, or do they try and hoard the talent?