"I've got to tell you Mike, when they promised me that they were committed to winning, that I wouldn't have to play the rest of my career on non-contending teams, these were not the types of offseasons I had anticipated." He wouldn't have to tear them apart, but tell them how unhappy is. Tell them this is not the situation they had described to him. Subtly, gently, without using the word, call them liars.
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Now, some of you are probably thinking that this is an unreasonable thing. "Would you go on the radio and publicly denounce your own employers?" you are asking, sneering at me smugly, silently loathing the very thought of this article. My answer: if I had a guaranteed contract and a no trade clause, I sure would. He has a lot at stake: his future, his legacy, the effect never winning a championship might have on his Hall of Fame prospects. And, with the no trade clause firmly in place, what recourse do the Wilpons have over Wright? What are they going to do, bench him? We'd raid and pillage Citi Field, and they know it.
Speak up, David.