Danks81 wrote:Groundhog, I believe you're missing the point about this whole situation. The fact is that Juan Gonzalez is not the Texas Rangers. He is not in their long term plans due to his high future salary (which he has earned). The team would rather bring the future to the club sooner rather than later by playing untested youngsters. Texas aranged an opportunity for Gonzalez to play everyday for another team, but he refused it. Older players are shoved aside every season to make way for unproven youth. Gonzalez's situation and lack of uproar has nothing to do with race, but rather with Texas' goals as a team and the fact that those people who are familiar with Gonzalez's "Me First" attitude share zero sympathy for the man.
Your argument is based solely on emotion without using facts or sensibility to back it up. Please think it through, and you will see the errors in your ways.
You may go now young grasshopper.
Danks, your whole post seethes with emotion. You clearly dislike Juan. I have no opinion on him as a person. I could care less. He has a no-trade clause, like so many other players, and he exercised it, like so many others. Why are you taking it out on him???
What the Rangers want now or for the future is irrelevant. If they want to play a young guy in favor of Juan to go another direction, fine. To penalize him for exercising a clause in which they commit to him is wrong. He has his reasons for not going there, be it turf, another country, money, family, personal reasons, etc. He officially waited 3 days, assumably negotiated it, thought it over, whatever. That is his right. He has done nothing wrong.
Ask yourself this....Why do I hate Juan???
I have an opinion, it may be different from yours. You can dislkie Juan because you have heard he is greedy, but you probably have never met him, and don't know what he is like. All else aside, if a random player exercised this clause, it would pass without issue. Because it is Juan, he's being a jerk.