Could this be part of the reason Ron Belliard still doesn’t have a job? The second baseman has been named in a federal extortion case. According to federal authorities in St. Louis, a man tried to blackmail Belliard into paying $150,000 to keep an alleged affair and pregnancy quiet. Belliard is married with two kids.
The details aren’t confirmed and Belliard’s agent denies his involvement. With the second base free agent market pretty deep this year, all else being equal, this case could have been a reason to avoid Belliard. Just speculating.