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Donald Trump: Alex Rodriguez is a liability, George Steinbrenner would fire him

Donald Trump is one of the most well-known Alex Rodriguez haters in America. There is no shortage of A-Rod haters with the way the 2012 postseason has gone, but Trump leads the pack. He’s been quick to take shots at Rodriguez oftentimes in the past, but Tuesday afternoon may have been the hardest The Donald has ever come down on him.

“I would terminate his contract, personally,” Trump told The Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York 98.7 FM. “I think George (Steinbrenner) would’ve done that. I would terminate his contract on the basis that when he signed, he didn’t say that he took drugs. Since he signed his contract, they found out that he took drugs. … He actually admitted that he took drugs. Now he’s not taking drugs anymore, and without the drugs, he’s a less than average player.”

Trump added that he had a “bad experience” with A-Rod when he lived in his tower in New York. He would not go into detail about what happened but simply said he is not a fan of him as a person or a player.

“I don’t think he’s an asset, I think he’s a liability to the Yankees,” Trump continued. “They’re paying him $30 million a year, and he strikes out every time he comes up in a playoff game. How about like $1 million instead of $30 million, because that’s what he’s worth?”

Rodriguez was recently voted one of the most overrated players in baseball by his peers and is obviously one of the most overpaid players in the game, but that’s how baseball contracts work. If you want to land a player in his prime, you have to accept that you’ll be paying way too much for him when he’s in his late-30s. That’s exactly what has happened with A-Rod, it just happens to be magnified on the postseason stage.


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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GN3TWKLXGNNW5IKDIOYJDRAYO4 Pam

    A-Rod probably was coming onto Trumps wife

  • merkitroid

    Donald Trump is a liability to the human race, he should be terminated.

  • deacon007

    Hard to argue with Trump here. Without the juice, A-Rod sucks.

  • mark mark

    This guy’s mouth is like the Kardashian’s legs it never closes.  This guy bankrupted about five companies, was a billion dollars in debt, and had investors kick him off a casino named after him.  How do you bankrupt a casino? 
    Needless to say who cares what this womanizing, hypocritical, fat, blowhard thinks about anything.  Bernie Madoff has more credibility in my book.  At least he admitted he was a con-man.

  • Patrick Michael

    Ah, yes, the arrogant ass has spoken.  Funny that anyone besides Trump thinks that they want to hear what he has to say.

  • bxbombers007

    All you people crying because Trump’s servants make more than you.. do you honestly believe A fraud shouldn’t be canned?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GBWVJOTMV2SQYGAZM4SOKG7SYI Taj Black

    i want to see Trumps birth certificate! as well as his hairs birth records!

  • bilmar318

    Trump needs to put his money where his mouth is; he has plenty of both.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1164307050 Gordon Smith

    So, too, are you, Mr. Trump.  But there’s nobody to fire you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AngreeJohnnie Le Fache

    …and if Donald’s old man were alive today he would have canned his ass long ago!

  • NYCRULES

    A-rod is over Send him to GOD’s Waiting room FLORIDA Even if the Yankees pay 3/4 0f his his time left at less the Yankees will have room on the bench for someone with Class

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1285084356 Mark Grudt

    Yes, but George is dead and so is you’re wallet.

  • gma39

    Only God can judge.  Mr. Trump needs to make peace with his maker. Who does he think he is? How does he know what Mr.Steinbrenner would do?

  • gma39

    all of the above

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Clark/100002139830572 Jeff Clark

    yeah, he probably caught her blowing him.