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TV exec: A-Rod unlikely to land network job

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10:21 AM ET 11.24 | Throughout the arbitration process, and his highly orchestrated public appearances, Alex Rodriguez has shown an ability to perform -- a necessity for anyone who eventually might end up behind a microphone. This is the kind of guy Major League Baseball's TV partners should be salivating to sign, a rare voice who could bring casual eyeballs to telecasts. His take on the game, and the men who play it, would be well worth tuning in for, along with the stories of his playing days. Especially if he opened up. Unfortunately for Rodriguez, his scorched earth policy in this arbitration, his strategy of clouding the issue of whether or not he repeatedly violated the joint drug agreement by portraying Bud Selig and MLB of being out to get him with the help of "felons" and "liars", is not making him many friends in the world of sports television decision makers -- specifically the ones connected to baseball. "Before all this stuff happened, I really believed A-Rod had the potential to be a star either in the studio or in the booth," a network executive said. "The contentious nature of what's going on changed things."

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November 24, 2013  10:30 AM ET

Anyone who thought he had any kind of TV potential even before this incident is a fool.

November 24, 2013  10:37 AM ET
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Anyone who thought he had any kind of TV potential even before this incident is a fool.

Sports related-yes. Not so sure about the other stuff. He craves attention and relevance. The money he has. I can see him going the Hollywood acting scene thing.

November 24, 2013  10:38 AM ET
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Sports related-yes. Not so sure about the other stuff. He craves attention and relevance. The money he has. I can see him going the Hollywood acting scene thing.

I could see him as the star of a game show where the winner gets to throw baseballs at ARod while he sits on a platform over a dunk tank full of piranhas.

November 24, 2013  10:53 AM ET

Another meaningless prediction. Who knows where A-Rod will be 5, 10 years from now.

November 24, 2013  11:04 AM ET

Who is setting on the panel of the pre-game show of Monday Night Football ? Ray Lewis, who paid is way out of a murder conviction in Atlanta.

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November 24, 2013  11:47 AM ET

Having witnessed a program titled "Buying Naked" last night, someone will whore themselves out to this fool.

November 24, 2013  12:09 PM ET
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I could see him as the star of a game show where the winner gets to throw baseballs at ARod while he sits on a platform over a dunk tank full of piranhas.

*sends off for tickets to game show and volunteers to be first chunker*

November 24, 2013  12:21 PM ET
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Who is setting on the panel of the pre-game show of Monday Night Football ? Ray Lewis, who paid is way out of a murder conviction in Atlanta.

Hasn't hurt Mark Mcgwire or Jason Giambi

November 24, 2013  12:27 PM ET

Yep that ARod is so likeable. How bout 220 volts in the pool?

November 24, 2013  02:02 PM ET
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yup and rodney harrison was busted for steroids and is on the sunday night showmcguire did peds and is a coachjim leyritz killed someone and is a yankee employeeif a studio thinks his presence will make them $- he will be hired

Automatic channel change if/when he appears on my TV screen.

November 24, 2013  02:42 PM ET
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on another note-when is this farce arbitration thing going to be resolved?it kinda is important as to what NY is going to do in the FA marketI mean its the difference in whether we spend like drunken sailors or just drunks

I believe briefs are due December 10 and the arbitrator has to render a decision within 25 days thereafter, so around the New Year.

However, I read that A-Rod's lawyers are going to appeal the decision in Federal court and ask for a stay pending the outcome of the appeal. I don't know what the basis is for the appeal would be (improper interpretation/application of the CBA?) but this could languish for quite a while.

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November 24, 2013  03:19 PM ET

If there's one pro athlete I don't care to hear from it's A-Rod. You have to like or have some affinity for a personality in order to want to pay attention to them, and A-Rod just isn't likeable at all.

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November 24, 2013  03:53 PM ET
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that is just cruel:(

At least the Yankees will have the all time HR king again.

November 24, 2013  06:47 PM ET
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At least the Yankees will have the all time HR king again.

Hank Aaron never played for the Yanks.

 
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