If you missed it, click here to read the interview.
Alex really doesn’t say much – his answers to all the questions are what you would expect him to say…meaning they’re very short and/or P.C. in nature. Such as:
Asked why he thinks he gets so much grief over his salary, Rodriguez told Couric, “‘Cause I make a lot of money.”
“Your new contract is worth $300 million-plus. Are you worth it? Is any player worth that kind of salary?” Couric asked.
“I’m not sure,” Rodriguez said. “I mean, that’s not my job to evaluate or appraise players. I love to play baseball.”
“Why haven’t you done better in the post-season?” Couric asked.
“I’ve stunk,” Rodriguez admitted. “You know? I’ve done very poorly. And that’s not acceptable.”
After seeing the interview, I am left asking myself the question “What was the purpose of that? Why did Rodriguez consent to the interview if he was going to give it the robo-response routine?”
Perhaps Alex just thought it was important to answer the PED question, in the flesh, and do some damage control on the handling of his opt-out announcement? That’s the only thing I can guess here.