Aw jeez, it was all just one big misunderstanding.
According to The Sun, in an interview with Comcast SportsNet, Tejada denies ever saying he wanted a trade; he was just tired of seeing the team struggle."I never said I wanted to be traded. I said I want to see a better team," Tejada told Comcast SportsNet reporter Kelli Johnson. "I don't want to keep losing like we have the past two years.
"Look at the division we're in. It's not easy to win without pitching. I'm not saying I don't like the team or the city. If they trade me, I don't want people to think I just want to go to a winning team. I just want the organization to do something, go get pitching. If they don't, they're telling me they don't want to win," Tejada said from his home in the Dominican Republic. "I don't want to take anything away from the pitchers we have. But we need more. We need an ace. I think they've got to make some moves. That's why I'm upset. I hope the fans won't be mad at me. But I think me speaking up might actually help the team get better."
Well, I'm glad we got that straight. He didn't want a trade....he just wanted to influence the FO strategy.