Scott Boras Newsbeat
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Shocking!! Click through to the article to read more.
An exchange of barbs began with Boras criticizing the Marlins for demoting Ozuna to Triple-A last season when he was in a 1-for-36 slump. The comments brought an angry response from Samson.
“My strong suggestion to Mr. Boras is that instead of resting on his 5 percent that he collects from his stable of players, he write a check and buy a team,” Samson said. “Then he would have the opportunity to run a team that he claims to be so able to do. Until that time, he is in no position to comment how any Major League Baseball team is operated.”
Boras, speaking at the general managers’ meetings in Boca Raton, questioned the Marlins’ motivation for sending Ozuna to the minors. The lost service time prevented Ozuna from becoming eligible for salary arbitration this offseason.
“He’s a lifetime .265 hitter, and I can find you 30 players in the major leagues that went 1 for 36 some time in their career, and they did not get sent to the minor leagues,” Boras said. “When you do those things, it sends a message to players, sends a message to the locker room and sends a message to everyone that looks at the organization that there is a calculus going on that is beyond performance.”
Samson responded: “Every decision we make is based on the best interests of the team, and always has been.”
Ozuna is believed to be on the trading block.
Posted: November 12, 2015 at 09:39 AM | 27 comment(s)
Misstep, misunderstanding. Tomato, tomahto.
It was all a big “misunderstanding.”
Uber agent Scott Boras, who started a firestorm in September over Matt Harvey’s innings limit, threatening that the Mets would be putting the right-hander in peril if he was used too much down the stretch, is now happy with the way things worked out.
“I think there was a misunderstanding,” said Boras, who made his annual appearance at the GM Meetings on Wednesday. “Matt never, ever said anything about not throwing in the playoffs. He was always going to throw in the playoffs and our plan included him throwing in the playoffs.
“We were all baseball players, we know you pitch in the playoffs,” Boras continued. “The Mets came to us and Dr. (James) Andrews with a plan to pitch in the playoffs, it was executed and turned out well. “
Posted: November 12, 2015 at 06:29 AM | 17 comment(s)
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Oh, boy. Can’t the guy just shut up. I don’t see how Boras yapping about Harvey advances his *client’s* interests.
“We were never about him not pitching in the postseason, and we never said Matt Harvey wasn’t going to pitch in the playoffs. Any question revolved around the management of innings,” Boras said. “There’s an obligation—I should say mandate—to pitch. There’s an obligation to the integrity of the game, to his teammates and the fans. At no time did the player or I ever say he wasn’t going to pitch in the postseason.
“I understand Matt Harvey has to pitch,” Boras continued. “The only way not to is to have the team take the ball away from him. And I don’t think they’re doing it anytime soon.”
Sunday, September 06, 2015
*Boras said he did a study of pitchers who had never thrown 200 innings in a season and then had Tommy John surgery and then ramped up to approximately the 200-inning level in their second full season after returning.
The four pitchers that Boras cited were Shaun Marcum, Josh Johnson, Jarrod Parker and Kris Medlen. All experienced complications, Boras said. All but Marcum had a second Tommy John.
In contrast, Boras said, the Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann built their innings in a steadier progression, reaching 200 innings only in their fourth full season after Tommy John.
That study is why Boras believes it is reasonable to follow Andrews’ recommendation of a 180-inning limit for Harvey. Harvey did not throw a single pitch last season and established his career high of 178 1/3 innings in 2013.
“This is the thing the doctors are most scared about,” Boras said. “Matt Harvey threw zero innings in 2014. He will be the only player in history ever to go from 0 to 200 innings.
“If you exceed your (career-high innings total) and you do it in your second season after Tommy John . . . all of those guys had complications. All of those guys had problems.”
I didn’t do a search on my database but all I need is recent memory to call bullshit on Boras. Hasn’t he ever heard of Adam Wainwright?
Posted: September 06, 2015 at 06:59 AM | 65 comment(s)
Saturday, September 05, 2015
More info, including quotes from Adam Wainwright and Dr. Andrews.
Friday, September 04, 2015
Boras wants to Strasburg Harvey.
Heyman’s latest article details the dispute that has arisen between Alderson and Boras over the health of Matt Harvey, who is anchoring a near-immortal Mets rotation and also happens to be one of Boras’s biggest clients. The two are at loggerheads over the number of innings Harvey has pitched. Boras believes his client, who is in the midst of his first full season since undergoing Tommy John surgery, needs to be shut down once he pitches 180 innings, for the sake of his future health. Alderson would obviously like to have one of his best pitchers available for what could be a deep Mets playoff run. Harvey has so far pitched 166 innings this year. You can see the problem.
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