Mark Teixeira’s MLB proposal stance ‘just so stupid:’ Dodgers’ Alex Wood

Alex Wood hasn’t misplaced his fastball, even two months after coronavirus suspended MLB’s season.

The Dodgers pitcher reacted to Mark Teixeira’s suggestion that gamers ought to take much less cash than anticipated to play baseball this yr, slamming him for the tackle Twitter.

“I refuse to judge someone I don’t really know off of one comment but damn this statement is just so stupid lol,” Wood tweeted Tuesday evening.

Wood — who was set to make $four million this season — fired again at Teixeira as MLB started to barter with the Players Association over a deal that will attempt to restart the season. The anticipated hangup is the cash, because the house owners wish to have a 50-50 income share with the gamers as a substitute of the prorated salaries they agreed to in a deal in March.

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Mark Teixeira, Alex WoodPaul J. Bereswill; Getty Images

Teixeira, who made greater than $200 million throughout his 13-year profession, did his former teammates and fellow gamers no favors when he inspired them to take the deal.

“Players need to understand that if they turn this deal down and shut the sport down, they’re not making a cent,” the previous Yankees first baseman and now ESPN analyst mentioned on “Get Up” on Tuesday morning. “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.”

Teixeira mentioned he was making an exception by not siding with the gamers.

“This is unprecedented in the history of the Major League Baseball Players Association,” Teixeira mentioned. “And each different yr, I’d stand collectively and say, ‘The owners aren’t going to do that to us and we’re going to receives a commission our full fare. If I’m going to place myself on the market, I’m going to receives a commission a full day’s wage.’

“The drawback is you will have folks all around the world taking paycuts, shedding their jobs, shedding their lives. Front-line staff placing their lives in danger. These are unprecedented instances, and that is the one time I’d advocate for the gamers accepting a deal like this. A 50-50 cut up of revenues shouldn’t be that loopy.

“If I’m a player, I don’t like it, but I’m going to do whatever I have to do to play and that means taking this deal.”