Re: Blue Jays Acquiring J.Reyes, J.Johnson and M.Buerhle
At the same time, it's awful business to tell the player that there is absolutely no intent to trade the player, and then do so 1 year into the deal. That is not honest. Does not sound like there was situation that they explained if they had an awful year they would look to deal these players. Obviously they would not want to say that because it would make the lack of a no trade deal less attractive.
The Marlins set the tone for the future, and I except that there shenanigans will be a pretty big roadblock in attracting marquee playersa (whether developed in house) or not to long term deals.