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Jayson Werth has a full no-trade clause

Dec 15, 2010, 3:11 PM EDT

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Jayson Werth had his introductory press conference with the Nationals a couple of hours ago.  The only news nugget of note — besides the fact that he has shaved his beard and now sports only a soul patch — is that he has a full no-trade clause for the entire duration of his contract.

I find this interesting only insofar as I thought that a seven-year, $126 million contract to a corner outfielder over 30 was a defacto no-trade clause to begin with.

I mean, would you take him at that price?

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Dec 15, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Yeah, I’d take him right to the bank.

    • Utley's Hair - Dec 15, 2010 at 5:47 PM

      Um…you’d take him right to the bank…to…? Make him withdraw a sh!tload of moolah and give it to you…?

      Besides, he used to go to the Bank 81+ times a year, and look what THAT got him…oh, yeah…a ring…

  2. phillygirl4 - Dec 15, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    couldn’t agree more. i didn’t need to know he had a full no-trade clause to know there is no way he could be traded. no one will touch that contract. ahahha!

  3. mcsnide - Dec 15, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    Does he also have the contractual right to give Rizzo an atomic wedgie every time he sees him?

  4. Brian - Dec 15, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    wow, again, I didn’t know that contract could be any worse than it already was.

  5. Space Escalator - Dec 15, 2010 at 3:39 PM

    Maybe the Nationals have greenlighted a Willem Dafoe baseball movie?

  6. Utley's Hair - Dec 15, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    In his own presser, Cliffy said he talked to JDub and he was not happy that Lee was coming back.

  7. Jonny 5 - Dec 15, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    That’s funny even when you don’t figure in the HUGE contract. Because on a short list of teams most guys would not want to be traded to would usually contain “The Nationals” in the top 5 of the “no frigging way” section. In other words, wouldn’t you go damn near anywhere if you sign with the Nats?

    • Utley's Hair - Dec 15, 2010 at 4:01 PM

      And he doesn’t want to go anywhere else. Didn’t he say something about wanting to win?

      • Jonny 5 - Dec 15, 2010 at 4:13 PM

        No, he said Wean didn’t he???

        The upside to the Nats out of all of this, Geico wishes to sign an endorsement deal with them now…

  8. 18thstreet - Dec 15, 2010 at 3:56 PM

    Zing!

  9. scatterbrian - Dec 15, 2010 at 4:26 PM

    Other notable contracts with full no-trade clauses:
    Alfonso Soriano
    Vernon Wells
    Barry Zito

    • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Dec 15, 2010 at 4:50 PM

      All HOFers

      • scatterbrian - Dec 15, 2010 at 5:01 PM

        There’s also Carlos Beltran. And Carlos Lee had one from 2007-2010.

        Sure seems like there’s a lesson here….

      • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Dec 15, 2010 at 5:13 PM

        Holy crap, you really are showing a pattern here. Each of them were/are under-performing under those contracts…

    • drunkenhooliganism - Dec 15, 2010 at 11:09 PM

      Roy Halladay
      Roy Oswalt
      Zack Greinke
      Jake Peavy

  10. rick1922 - Dec 15, 2010 at 7:40 PM

    No trade no one would take on that contract in 126 million years.

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