Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
Because the Rangers aren't exactly the Astros.
Playing in Texas and having the opportunity to rest a bit at DH here and there, may be appealing to him.
I don't see why he'd veto a trade, truth be told. The Rangers are as good or better a fit for him as the Cardinals. The fans are good, the weather is great, no income tax and a park that will inflate his HR totals. What's not to like?
So even though he plays for a contender why wold he not want to get traded to another contender in another state rather than stay where he is happy, comfortable, and resides?
And then you have the fact being a Cardinal > than being a Ranger.
Whats not to like right?