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Limited No-Trade/No-Trade Protection


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#1 cmschube

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:11 PM

What the heck is the difference?

 

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#2 Patrick

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:26 PM

I think I understand what you're asking.

 

When you see somebody say "he doesn't have (or does have) no trade protection" they are saying he doesn't (or does) have a clause in his contract that protects him from being traded without his consent or he has earned that right by being in the major for 10 years, the last 5 with the same team.

 

When a player has a limited no trade clause, he has negotiated into his contract a guarantee that he cannot be traded to a limited number of teams (usually the high-money teams) without his consent. That clause is used so that if a team wants to trade a player to, say, the Yankees, the can use the leverage of being able to say no to negotiate a better deal for himself.






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