clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Donald Trump weighs in on A-Rod, Yankees

Donald Trump made his opinion felt on Alex Rodriguez' postseason struggles, saying the team should try to void his contract.

Mike Stobe - Getty Images for Golf Channel

Donald Trump felt the need to make his opinion on New York Yankees' third baseman Alex Rodriguez' play thus far in the postseason, saying the player should be... ugh... fired.

Trump says he would get rid of the player for his struggles and a variety of other reasons.

"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."

Rodriguez is famously batting .130 on the postseason and has been pinch-hit for on several occasions, and now benched twice, in Game 5 of the ALDS and Tuesday night's Game 3 of the ALCS. Trump is slightly off on the details of Rodriguez' contract - he's owed $114 million over the next five seasons - but right on the general nature of things. He argues that Rodriguez' contract should be voided:

"I don't care about the Players' Association. If somebody misrepresents and they're paying him $30 million a year ... I don't think he has a clue when he's standing up at the plate. I've never seen anything like it."

The odds of Rodriguez' contract being voided are obviously extremely slim.

Trump also said Derek Jeter's injury are possibly related to him selling an apartment in Trump's building. It should be noted that Trump is a real estate magnate, businessman, and occasional television show host, and is not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the New York Yankees or Major League Baseball.