What else is Twitter good for other than an old fashioned player beef? The Dodgers’ Alex Wood had plenty of words to say to Mark Teixeira after he made some comments on player pay in the middle of MLB trying to get games going.
The initial comment from Teixeira was made to ESPN in regard to players fighting to get their full pay from teams this year. MLB owners have already said that they would not be paying player’s full salaries, and several options have surfaced.
Players need to understand that if they turn this deal down and shut the sport down, they’re not making a cent. I would rather make pennies on the dollar and give hope to people and play baseball than not make anything and lose an entire year off their career.
The Dodgers pitchers’ response was classic.
I refuse to judge someone I don’t really know off of one comment but damn this statement is just so stupid lol https://t.co/RoLeSVKEiF
— Alex Wood (@Awood45) May 13, 2020
The good news is that Wood recognizes one comment does not define an entire person. The bad news is that Teixeira’s comments were pretty ridiculous. It’s a lot easier for a guy that made over $200 million throughout the course of his big league career to say that players should just suck it up. Teixeira never played for the Dodgers, so it’s unclear if he has any connection to Alex Wood.
The league owners are scheduled to meet with the player’s union throughout this week in an attempt to get games going. The two biggest obstacles to overcome are the payments of players and the health and safety of players and personnel when or if games do get started.
What do you think? Were Wood’s comments about Teixeira spot on?