“The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed -- for lack of a better word -- is good.
Greed is right.
Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.
Greed, in all of its forms -- greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge -- has marked the upward surge of mankind.” - Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
Before I go any further, everyone say a quick hello to Beatlefnatic, a loyal and great Oriole fan who will be expressing her views on baseball and other topics. Visit her first post on the blog titled, “ALCS and More”.
Since there’s no baseball on the air, I decided to read the news while I was eating dinner and it looks like in light of the Yankees being disposed of in the ALDS, Scott Boras has decided to give us an update on Alex Rodriguez and his contract situation.
Well, if Rodriguez wants to leave
And, boy, they are lofty. Alex doesn’t want to talk about his contract right now and has reiterated he wants to stay in the Big Apple; however,
It more or less looks like he has made his intentions known.
Here are some of his thoughts:
"The right of free agency has probably never been more valuable to a single player than it would be to someone like Alex Rodriguez,"
“He said he will tell prospective bidders that Rodriguez could play until he is 45, which will allow him to not only become baseball's all-time home run king, but also the all-time hits leader. If those accomplishments are within reach,
"One of the other things that Alex has that some of the other things that Alex has that few players have is he has network value,"
Sorry, I don’t subscribe to that. No one player is worth that much money. Baseball is not like the NBA which is built on star names; it’s built on regionalism, the team concept and familiarity. Throughout modern sports history, there are few names that transcend sports and they are Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
It is nice
I see it nothing more than simple greed.
Lord help us if someone is stupid enough to pay the money