As if this should surprise anyone, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was voted the phoniest player in baseball by his fellow big-leaguers. Sports Illustrated sent out a survey to players across the MLB to determine who they thought was the phoniest player. The results weren't even close.
When the New York Yankees shipped A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh last week they actually paid the Pirates $18 million of the $31 million left on his contract so they would agree to take the underachieving pitcher off of their hands.
If that wasn’t insult enough, the Yanks took a final jab at Burnett in this hysterically awkward press release announcing the trade:
Burnett, 35, was signed by the Yankees