No deal means regret for so many

With Alex Rodriguez now staying put in Texas, there is plenty of discontent to go around.

Originally Published: December 23, 2003
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Editor's note: This story originally aired on SportsCenter.

Now that the biggest trade in the history of baseball has fallen through, it's going to be a big disappointment for a number of teams, a number of players, countless fans and for the game.

The discontent begins with Alex Rodriguez, who essentially was the first to push the idea of this trade. He wants to win, and returning to the Rangers means at least a couple of more years of losing. His return also means that financial ...

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