- Sep 17, 2011
I imagine that is why the no trade clauses are built into premier FAs contracts, and and the MLBPA fought for 10-5 rights. Dustin Pedroia signed a somewhat team friendly deal so he could stay in Boston and be a Red Sox legend. It really is too bad that he missed this entire magical year. Man imagine this year's team with even a marginal Pedroia at 2b. His 2017 would have been significantly better than anything we got from 2b this year. I really hope the guy comes back and strings together even a few just somewhat decent/mediocre years, so he can get his numbers closer to HoF territory.I’m surprised free agents don’t give lifestyle issues more priority and turn down high bidders to accept marginally lower offers from teams with good reputations, to play for great managers, with friends or in cities near their families. Maybe they do and we just don’t hear about it very often.