After Begging to be Traded to a Contender, Jonathan Lucroy Vetoes Trade to 2nd Best Team in A.L.

I understand that it’s frustrating to play for a team that hasn’t done anything real exciting to speak of in almost 4 decades. I also get that Milwaukee might not be the most exciting place to take up residence.

…this is a huge business decision for a player that is heading out of his prime.

However, when you play for an extremely loyal fan base that is desperate to see their team win, and a franchise that is willingly to give you exactly what you’ve been asking for, it would be nice if you at least considered their plight whole making your decision.Lucroy is one of the best catchers in the league, and one of the few bright spots on a small market team that is constantly rebuilding and spinning their tires.


The Brewers have been making a noticeable attempt to improve over the last decade or so, and have one of the best farm systems in the league. This move would have strengthened the Brewers hopes for the future even more and placed Lucroy immediately in the hunt for a World Series.
I understand that sports are more than “just a game” like some fans want to believe, and that this is a huge business decision for a player that is heading out of his prime.

However, his latest decision sends even stronger mixed messages than the first, and may make any team and fan base leery of acquire his assistance.

It’s also has to give Brewers fan’s mixed emotions about cheering for a player that no longer wants to play for them, and ultimately seems to have no idea what he really wants.

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