• Just When You Thought It Was All Quiet On A-Rod Front

    Posted by on March 22nd, 2014 · Comments (4)

    Via Jon Heyman

    When Alex Rodriguez was lambasting baseball’s powers and his own bosses with the Yankees –suing his Yankees doctor, criticizing beloved late union chief Michael Weiner in court papers and at one point reportedly even leaking damaging information about Ryan Braun and teammate Francisco Cervelli –folks around baseball were speculating that A-Rod’s only remaining friends may be his own lawyers.

    Now even some of them presumably don’t like him much.

    A-Rod has refused to pay a large part of his legal bill, sources said, confirming a report in the New York Daily News.

    Those sources estimate that he has refused to pay about $3 million out of an estimated $5 million or more in legal fees. Those sources further say he has refused to even return phone calls on the matter, making it clear he has no interest in paying.

    Beyond the fact that $3 million is a pittance to him — he is said to have a lot of money left, plus $61 million more to come from the Yankees — if he tries claiming malpractice, his lawyer-client privilege will be waived, with the possibility of damaging testimony becoming public. Perhaps at this point A-Rod believes his rep is so bad that he can’t be harmed, and he only has his money left.

    This conjures up a sorry image, a once great Miami man cuddled up with only cash in a beautiful seaside abode.

    Whatever you think of A-Rod’s case, or even the outcome that saw him suspended for the 2014 season by the MLB arbitrator, his lawyers did get his original suspension reduced from 211 games, meaning they saved him about $6 million.

    Unfortunately for him, most of that money should have gone to the lawyers. But sources suggest A-Rod has tried to keep most of it for himself.

    At this point, Alex should just marry a Kardashian or go shoplifting with a Lohan and just get it over with…

    Comments on Just When You Thought It Was All Quiet On A-Rod Front

    1. redbug
      March 23rd, 2014 | 9:59 am

      Such a schmuck

    2. March 24th, 2014 | 9:02 am

      Won’t pay his bills? Seems typical of a guy who thought the rules didn’t apply to him…

    3. Mr. October
      March 24th, 2014 | 5:08 pm

      A 2013 “off-the-record baseball player survey…”

      Which player would I NEVER want my daughter to marry?
      Any player (26.4%)
      A.J. Pierzynski, Rangers (7.5%)
      Alex Rodriguez, Yankees (5.7%)
      Jason Giambi, Indians (2.8%)
      Nick Swisher, Indians (2.8%)

      Who is the best general manager in baseball?
      Andrew Friedman, Rays (15.4%)
      Billy Beane, A’s (8.4%)
      Theo Epstein, Cubs (8.4%)
      John Mozeliak, Cardinals (8.4%)
      Terry Ryan, Twins (8.4%)
      Brian Sabean, Giants (8.4%)
      Jerry Dipoto, Angels (4.2%)
      Dave Dombrowksi, Tigers (4.2%)
      Kevin Towers, Giants (3.5%)
      Jon Daniels, Rangers (3.5%)


      Players were not surveyed as to which GM they would NEVER want to marry into their families…

    4. Evan3457
      March 25th, 2014 | 2:36 am

      I wonder why Dombrowski is below Dipoto. Maybe it’s because he’s not an ex-player. Other than that, I don’t see why they’d vote that way.

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