Alex Rodriguez is one of the bidders for the purchase of the Mets, but he may have already lost his potential locker room.
Preparing for her third season as an analyst for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball, the former three-time American League MVP it would seem that MLB has adopted a salary cap system.
Feeling did not like his colleagues.
“I hope he screams from every club he’s trying to enter this and future seasons,” Brandon McCarthy, a former 13-year-old pitcher, wrote on Thursday. “Call him a selfish liar and make him explain himself to a room full of his former peers if he wants to broadcast the content.”
Amid the deteriorating relationship between the MLB and the association of players, Rodriguez said that players no longer hold the leverage they used during the 1994-95 strike, when they successfully deflected salary limit offers from owners.
Rodriguez claimed that baseball has lost ground in other sports, such as the NBA and NFL, as well as in growing media conglomerates.
“The only way this will happen is if they get to the table and say goal number 1, let's get from 10 to 15 billion dollars, and then we will divide the economy evenly,” Rodriguez told reporters on Thursday. "But this is a type of conversation, not a fight and a fight against each other, because now there is too much competition."
The salary cap system allowed Rodriguez to earn about $ 448 million in his entire career. Union leader Tony Clark called hypocrisy in a statement Thursday.
“Alex won as much as anyone else in the battles that this union waged against the owners' repeated attempts to get paid,” Clark said. “Now that he is trying to become the owner himself, his views look different. And this point of view does not reflect the interests of the players. ”
Rodriguez is no stranger to dealing with injuries and public relations battles around his person after he was shamefully suspended for the entire 2014 season for using work-improving drugs and many lies. However, his public image has recovered, becoming the face of the leading ESPN broadcast team and his engagement to Jennifer Lopez.
As he tries to complete his conversion from player to owner, Rodriguez reverts to his own statements again.
“(Thursday), when I was asked about the CBA expiration in 2021, I answered honestly, but I never mentioned the word“ salary limit, ”Rodriguez said in a statement posted on Twitter. “My goal as a broadcaster and, more importantly, a sports fan, is to develop our game. I suggested that both parties – the players and the owners – work together to make baseball as big as the NFL and the NBA.
“I contacted Tony Clark, Executive Director of MLBPA, to be sure that we will reach a new level and show the best athletes in the world.”
Rodriguez and Lopez face a rise in beating billionaire Steve Cohen to provide the Mets. McCarthy, whose only season in the Bronx came during the A-Rod suspension, is already the owner. He currently owns Phoenix Rising FC, an American professional football team playing in the USL Championship.
“I have a sports team,” McCarthy tweeted. “You do not have to be an anti-player to be an owner. You can agree that you will not use them and do not allow yourself to use it. Be honest and don't be a liar.