10) Quoted in newspaper saying "toasted ravioli sucks."
9) PR Department got tired of taking new photos. Long hair. Short hair. Long. Short. Long. Short.
8) La Russa didn't like all the "pink eye" jokes behind his back. (Facebook, Jeff)
7) Team was tired of carrying a translator on staff for both him and Molina.
6) Really wanted Corey Patterson.
5) Kept questioning the franchise's debt ceiling.
4) Wouldn't take his McGwire-prescribed medicine. (Facebook, Chris)
3) Has always loved Toronto, since it was where he and his sister had their first date. (Facebook, Steve)
2) The team plans to pull an "Ankiel" and move Jason Motte to center field.
1) He always preferred Old Style over Budweiser.