Teams pay him to shut the hell up because he's murdering their IQ.
Check out these gems from this article.
"One of the other things that Alex has that some of the other things that Alex has that few players have is he has network value ... That means for a regional sports network he has an impact on in that may allow that regional sports network to increase by a half-a-billion to a billion dollars over a 10-year period because of the ratings increase that he will bring."
"The key point to what Alex has done is that over the last 10 years is that when you are talking about home runs, RBIs and runs scored, no one in baseball history has ever done what he has done over the last 10 years."
Either he's a windbag or the guy writing the article butchered the quotes (I guess those aren't mutually exclusive), but I wanted to strangle myself trying to hack my way through all the useless and repetitive words.