Originally Posted by Brutus
That's why you get it in writing. If these guys didn't want to be traded, they should have insisted on a no-trade clause. Players should know enough in this day and age not to take clubs at their word. Even if someone is honest, all it takes is a change of ownership or change of management with a different opinion and they could still be moved without anyone having lied.
I'm not saying that the players should not have been ready for this situation.
I'm just saying that the Marlins, from a business perspective are not going to get very far by misleading players. If they want to be a reasonable destination for talent, and I would assume any team would want to be, this behavior is not going to win anyone over. I bet most players see them as untrustworthy, and a joke.
Nonetheless, you are right, the players only have so much to complain about. If being traded meant so much, presumably they would have been willing to take less dollars to sign with a different team willing to give the NTC. The dollars won out, so hard to feel too sorry.