DGroundhog wrote:It's called a NO-TRADE clause. It was agreed to by both parties. It is often used as a bargaining chip, but is usually instituted to give a player a feeling of commitment and security. The Rangers committed to Juan, and are now trying to break that commitment. Why not rip on the Rangers for being schmucks and not holding up their end of the deal?
I agree with this statement...can't be pissed at a player just because he's doing what he's contractually allowed to do, which is stay with the team, even if they don't want him there for the rest of the season, they gave him the no-trade clause, it's their own fault.
DGroundhog wrote:Juan isn't the first to use this clause, he won't be the last. Because he isn't white, everybody wants to trash him.
And as much as I agree with your first statement, I'll disagree just as much with you on this. It has nothing to do with race, it has to with attitude, and being in Detroit, we got to see enough of Juan's while he was here. Lots of fans just don't like him, plain and simple.