This seems like a prime example of people taking things out of context.
I'm sure he was asked who he was looking at when he was being traded from Minnesota and he told them Baltimore and Atlanta. I didn't read one thing in there that he said he didn't
want to go to Oakland but because he didn't say Oakland was a top choice people think that is implied.
When I got up this morning and my girlfriend asked me where I wanted to do today I simply said "go out to breakfast". That doesn't imply I don't want to get on a plane to Mexico.