6/22/2009 5:00 PM zbrent716
Can you please explain to me what criteria are used to determine whether a player will exercise a no-trade clause?
If it is solely based on record, will he accept a trade to a team with a worse record? How close would the other team's W/L record have to be to mine?
6/23/2009 10:02 AM Customer Support
It is solely based on the record of the two teams involved in the trade. If your team is much better than the team he is being traded to he will reject the trade.
6/23/2009 10:54 AM zbrent716
Is there a quick way to determine whether my team is "much better" than another team?
A cut off number of games ahead of or something?
Or do I have just have to try each of the other teams I might trade him to and see if he rejects the offer? (I hope it's not this answer, that seems like a big waste of time to me.)
6/23/2009 11:19 AM Customer Support
If 27 games or less have been played it's based off the initial rank (same as the amateur draft order). If more than 27 games have been played then the decision is based on the current winning percentage.
When it is based on initial rank the player will always reject the trade if the team he is going to is ranked at least 4 spots worse. When it is based on winning percentage the team he is going to can't have a winning percentage that is .02 less.
I hope that helps to clarify your situation.