“It feels really bad when you see something like that going out,” said the superstar before the Nationals match against the Atlanta Braves. The two-time All-Star player explained that he was someone who would take it easy and keep it to himself. A few months ago he had already turned down an offer for 13 years and $350 million.
“I’m sure it bothers people when personal things like this come out,” Washington manager Dave Martinez said. “I’m sure it bothers him a lot.” No source was named in the report. Why the player turned down his employer’s offer remains unclear. Maybe because his team is currently considered the worst in the league? (tno)