The Milwaukee Brewers are in the early stages of a rebuilding program and Jonathan Lucroy thinks it would be best for both sides if he were traded.
"I'm not going to sit here and say we're going to compete for the playoffs this year," Lucroy told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. "If I did that, you'd call me a liar. I'd lose credibility and respect.
"I want to win and I don't see us winning in the foreseeable future. I want to go to a World Series. That's what all players want. Rebuilding is not a lot of fun for any veteran guy."
Lucroy has been the subject of trade rumors for several months. His contract includes a $4 million salary in 2016 and $5.25 million club option for 2017.
"Yeah, absolutely. I want to win," he said. "It's not guaranteed that I'm going to win if I am traded. But I'm going to be a 30-year-old catcher (in June). I can't put numbers on how much longer I'm going to play, but as players we want to win. I don't care about the money; I just want to win. That's the bottom line."