Jul 29, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT
No wonder he can’t hit his 600th home run! He’s busy litigating!
Alex Rodriguez on Wednesday filed an objection over how the Rangers’
bankruptcy auction might be held, fearing that bidders won’t pledge to
make good on deferred payments to him and several other former team
On deadline for such filings before the Aug. 4 auction,
an attorney for A-Rod noted that the Yankees third baseman is owed
$24.89 million and complained that Hicks Sports Group, the team’s
parent, had failed to fund a $45 million escrow account for such
deferred compensation, as required by Major League Baseball.
Rodriguez is not alone here: lots of unsecured creditors filed objections because the Greenberg/Ryan deal already provides for them being paid and the assurances of that from the other bidders are less concrete.
There’s probably no danger of anyone involved screwing A-Rod out of his deferred dough, but if you don’t object now, you can’t object later if things go sideways.
- And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights 0
- The benches cleared in Toronto, too 77
- The Reds’ and Pirates’ benches cleared after Brandon Phillips was hit with a pitch 51
- Reminder: even though the trade deadline has passed, trades can still happen 13
- Settling the Scores: Saturday’s results 36
- Lucas Duda’s last eight hits have been home runs 11
- Report: Larry Lucchino stepping down as president and CEO of the Red Sox 32
- Clayton Kershaw blanks the Angels over eight innings, runs consecutive scoreless innings streak to 37 20
- The benches cleared in Friday’s Giants-Rangers game (205)
- Blue Jays acquire David Price from the Tigers (113)
- Rangers land ace left-hander Cole Hamels from Phillies (106)
- Royals make another big move, get Ben Zobrist from A’s (95)
- Report: Rockies trade Troy Tulowitzki to Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and prospects (92)