"The danger when you enter into a contract of that magnitude is that
you're probably signing a guy at his peak time," an American League
executive said. "Your emotions are high and he's coming off a great
year, and you say, 'We're not going to move him anyway. Let's give him
a no-trade.' Three years later, you have Pat Burrell."
Ouch. I'm beginning to wonder more and more what goes on in Pat Burrell's head. Crasnick writes that San Fran isn't really a possible destination for Pat "the bat on my shoulder is afraid to move" Burrell.
>>Phils essentially held hostage by Burrell's no-trade clause [ESPN]