If you could tweet a beanball, it would look like this.
Previous Mets reliever Jerry Blevins went at Alex Rodriguez without any restraint, leveling the former Yankees great and ESPN announcer for seemingly suggesting MLB adopt a salary cap method.
“What a hypocrite @Arod,” he tweeted. “Take your steroids and make your hundreds of thousands THEN convey to the players they will need to alter. What a joke. Good luck making an attempt to get written content from the very gamers you are seeking to offer out to get your ownership group picked.”
Rodriguez, who built shut to $450 million during his job and lied about making use of PEDs, together with fiancée Jennifer Lopez are one particular of the bidders to buy the Mets from the Wilpons.
On Thursday, Rodriguez manufactured controversial comments that he feels baseball requires to make alterations. He claimed players no longer have the leverage they as soon as experienced and that they need to have to make concessions like profits sharing, a concept the union has prolonged feared would ultimately guide to a wage cap.
“The only way it’s going to take place is if they get to the table and say the No. 1 objective, let’s get from $10 to $15 billion and then we’ll split the economics evenly,” Rodriguez reported. “But that’s the form of dialogue alternatively of preventing and combating versus just about every other since there is also a lot competition out there ideal now.”
After having criticism for the comments – MLBPA president Tony Clark said “Alex benefited as considerably as anyone from the battles this union fought versus owners’ recurring tries to get a salary cap” — Rodriguez tried to walk them again, declaring he never actually used the phrase “salary cap.”
Former Yankees teammate Brandon McCarthy also lashed out at Rodriguez, tweeting that he hopes he gets “shouted out” from just about every clubhouse. McCarthy also called A-Rod a “self-serving liar.”
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