April 12, 2021

Mark Teixeira’s MLB proposal stance ‘just so stupid:’ Dodgers’ Alex Wood (New York Post)

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

The Dodgers pitcher reacted to Mark Teixeira’s suggestion that players should take less money than expected to play baseball this year, slamming him for the take on 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 night.

Wood — who was set to make $4 million this season — fired back at Teixeira as MLB began to negotiate with the Players Association over a deal that would try to restart the season. The expected hangup is the money, as the owners want to have a 50-50 revenue share with the players instead of the prorated salaries they agreed to in a deal in March.

Mark Teixeira, Alex Wood MLB players money coronavirus
Mark Teixeira, Alex WoodPaul J. Bereswill; Getty Images

Teixeira, who made more than $200 million across his 13-year career, did his former teammates and fellow players no favors when he encouraged 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 former Yankees first baseman and now ESPN analyst said on “Get Up”

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