But that’s not to say he wouldn’t prefer to be traded. "I’m not a minor league player," said Cantu. That’s all well and good, but Cantu does not have enough service time or the type of contract that would force the Devil Rays to trade him.
Even in 2005, when Cantu was at the height of his powers, he did not get on base at a good rate, rarely taking walks. With the young position player talent the Devil Rays have, Cantu has his work cut out for him to return to Tampa Bay.
Maybe that’s why he thinks a trade is a good idea.