It was a little odd considering Rodriguez is still playing professionally (though will likely be suspended for the entire 2014 season) as most players who write books do so once they’re retired.
Regardless, the reports continued to grow and it was hinted that A-Rod was being offered multi-million dollar deals for his story.
Only problem? The publishers rumored to be offering Rodriguez money didn’t know anything about it according to the New York Daily News:
Only problem is, neither Random House nor HarperCollins — the two houses mentioned in the report — seem to have heard of the Rodriguez book project, according to multiple high-ranking publishing sources.
“It’s totally fake,” said one publishing insider. The insider also said no house would be foolish enough to plunk down that kind of money for an A-Rod book project given the risks.
As if Rodriguez wasn’t already a target in the locker room, penning a book which would undoubtedly put either fellow players/managers/front office executives in a bad light seemed highly questionable to begin with.