Chris Welsh should very well think twice before speaking in the future, because he is currently getting killed for some comments he made.
On Wednesday, Cincinnati Reds broadcaster was speaking about Atlanta Braves star Ozzie Albies agreeing to a shocking five-year, $35 million extension during the offseason, a figure some called below market value.
Discussing the topic, Welsh said this:
“He came from a very poor background. He’s from Curaçao, and if somebody offered you $35 million… I mean, he might not know the difference between $35 million and $85 million,” he said.
He may have meant something else, but it sounds like he believes Albies isn’t intelligent enough to grasp a $50 million gap in pay.
We’ll see how this situation is handled going forward.