According to the New York Daily News, the mastermind behind the steroid ring that served some of baseball's biggest stars and is now spilling his beans to MLB tried to hit up A-Rod for cash recently.
A-Rod refused to pay him what he wanted,” said a source. “Baseball was worried about that.”
When A-Rod refused to meet his price, MLB intervened, took advantage of his weakness and now may have the informant they need to slap Ryan Braun and A-Rod with heavy-handed punishments. That's the problem with deep secrets: too many people get sucked in and the next thing you know, they're blabbing about your business.
The real question is why the highest paid player in baseball decided not to pay off a drug dealer to protect his and MLBs reputation. Dude hasn't even played a game this year and is pulling in $28 million in 2013. Do better, in almost every aspect of your professional life.