A little late on this one, but ESPN decided that it was a headline story that Alex Rodriguez makes more than the entire Florida Marlins team.
While this certainly is interesting, why is it a headline? When it was on the front page, it was prefaced by “Report:”. It’s a report if two teams are close to a trade. It’s been public knowledge that A-Rod makes more than the Marlins for months now. Does ESPN simply have a Yankee or A-Rod headline quota they need to meet each day? Or did someone really like just notice this fact?
“Hey Bob, check out what noticed when I was looking at baseball salaries today.”
“Wow, Tim, you should totally file a report.”
There are a few MLB players who make more than the Marlins. Why A-Rod? Aren’t there people less deserving we could single out?
How about these:
Report: Dodgers to pay Juan Pierre $44 million to play baseball poorly
Report: Manny Ramirez makes more money than Jamaica
Report: Even terrible baseball players make millions
Or try being honest:
Report: A-Rod makes more money than you and he just plays a game
Report: ESPN wants you to hate the Yankees so therefore finds ways to convince you they disrupt competitive balance
Report: People like to read reasons why they can root against A-Rod