Friday, March 9, 2012

Guess who said WHAT? "I really do want to play long as you pay me just $1 more then everyone else. I just want to make as much as I can." Article link here  by Kris Hughes 

 Personally, i'm not surprised at all after hearing that Marlins President David Samson took the first chance he had, (publicly at least) to alienate not only the people that are his naysayers but also his allies.  Some were calling the move to Miami with a publicly funded brand new ballpark a fresh start....what better way to start fresh then to re-open floridians memories of the old Marlins team then with the brash, arrogant, self-rightous, president of that team standing front and center letting those fans that are paying for that field with their tax dollars know that basically he is going to be getting paid whether anyone comes or not.

This is probably the last chance that Reyes has at a big contract in his career, it's the first real free agent opprotunity he's had. Why shouldn't he make as much as he should? I haven't heard any rumors about Samson donating his salary to local charities in need or spending long nights at the homeless shelter after he finishes up his days at the yacht club, have you? No, I don't like hearing stories about athletes and the ridiculous contracts that they sign today and they will continue to sign year after year, it's the nature of the beast. I want to plug my ears and close my eyes and just pretend that there are still some guys that really just play because they enjoy baseball that much, they donate half of the outlandish amount they receive to a battered womens shelter and then they live with their parents in the off-season so they can cut back on their carbon footprint....or something happy sounding like that.