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Alex Rodriguez...the controversy

JEMZ

TRIBE Member
Well as some of you may or may not know A-Rod is trying to get traded to the Boston Red Sox... but sports has truely met a new salary dilemma... Has A-Rod shown that a player can actually be paid too much money, so as to ensure he will never win a major championship?

A-Rod has has fought so hard to get a 22 million dollar/year salary, that the players' union will not allow him to take a pay cut as that would show baseball that players will sell their own contracts for a shot at a winner. Pretty wacky stuff.

So by making almost 25% of 1 teams' attainable salary, Rodriguez has basically painted himself into a corner, which he will never really get out of... unless the economy takes a turn for the worse and inflation quadruples over the next 5 years.

Will this signify the apex of the athlete's logical salary in team sport? Will owners everywhere recognize this as precedent for a final un-written salary cap?

I find this one to be really ground breaking... or maybe it's not really at all, we'll see.
 

torontobarfly

TRIBE Member
marc andry fleury, rookie goaltender with the pittsburgh penguins is also in a sticky situation because of his contract....all he has to do is play 25 games and he gets an incredible $3,000,000 bonus...the penguins are in such dire straights that they are thinking of sending him back to junior hockey and paying him his base 1 million dollar salary to avoid allowing him to reach his bonus of 25 games....fleury is so determined to stay in the nhl he wants to re-work his contract and eliminate much of the bonus money but the nhlpa is saying no way.....

another example of a player who's contract is coming back to bite him in the butt......
 

vench

TRIBE Promoter
these people get paid way too much money.

I like sports, but they are overpaid children imo.


vench
 

PosTMOd

Well-Known TRIBEr
Who cares about being on a championship team when you make 22 mill a year?

I'm no financial whiz, but that seems to be quite a bit of income.
 

vench

TRIBE Promoter
Originally posted by PosTMOd
Who cares about being on a championship team when you make 22 mill a year?

I'm no financial whiz, but that seems to be quite a bit of income.
agreed - but didn't you know that it's all about the team winning and not them lining their pockets??

If I played professional sports, I'd love to win a championship, no matter how much money I was making. But when is enough a enough?? $22 million a year to hit, catch a throw a fucking ball?? Some of these guys are worth more than small countries.

these people have no idea what reality really is.

"I'm sorry sir, the Bentley you are inquiring about does come in silver, but we don't have any with black interior, only cream...."

"Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck!! Life has no meaning now!!"




vench
 
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Big Cheese

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by PosTMOd
Who cares about being on a championship team when you make 22 mill a year?
for some people and the all powerful ego

some care alot

rather sad though

22 mil
 
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