Verlander Back Tracks On $200-Million Comment
Last week Justin Verlander made some headlines by saying he wanted to become baseballs first $200 million pitcher and despite the comment coming within the context of a perfectly reasonable quote he apparently got some flak for it.
And so yesterday Verlander clarified things to Jason Beck of MLB.com:
Wouldnt you like to be the first $200 million writer? When people ask me questions, you guys you know me, Im honest and I talk about things. The question was posed to me: Do you want to be the first $200 million pitcher? Well, yeah. What kind of question is that? Of course I do. I dont want to be seen as the greedy guy that wants to get paid the best because, whatever. But, like I said, if the questions posed to me, Im honest.
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