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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Heyman | Boras Goes To Bat For Arrieta After Up-And-Down Start

Boras is consistent. If one of his clients was in an accident and lost a leg, Boras would be claiming the weight loss would help him hop faster down the line.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 01, 2017 at 12:11 PM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, jake arrieta, scott boras

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Scott Boras: Bryce Harper deserves lesser penalty from Nationals-Giants brawl | FOX Sports

I call bullshit. He was hit in his ass. The pitch wasn’t up near his head.

As the Giants and Nationals await the discipline for Monday’s brawl, agent Scott Boras contends that his client, Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper, deserves a lesser penalty than some other players receive when they charge the mound.

Boras told FOX Sports on Tuesday that because there had been no “notice of provocation” between the Giants and Nationals, Harper should not be treated as harshly as a player who expects to be hit with a pitch and then tries to fight the pitcher.
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“(Harper’s) response was an act of fear … a moment of reaction to a dangerous stimulus. He was unmindful and unaware … It’s very different from a player who is aware of a situation where immediate and or current previous acts of provocation have occurred.”

Jim Furtado Posted: May 30, 2017 at 03:33 PM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: brawls, bryce harper, scott boras

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Scott Boras says Jake Arrieta still elite pitcher even though velocity has dropped

And his shoes. His shoes look great. This are so shiny you can see your face. And have you seen his last haircut? Great! A great haircut!

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta’s agent, Scott Boras, pushed back on the notion Arrieta isn’t an elite pitcher just because his fastball velocity has dropped this year, while also insisting it’s way too small of a sample size to judge the free agent to be.

“The question becomes what’s [Clayton] Kershaw averaging?” Boras said Saturday at Dodger Stadium. “He’s throwing 92.5 mph. [Zack] Greinke is throwing 91.8 mph. [Max] Scherzer, when he was a free agent, was throwing 92 mph.

“We’re going to sit here and evaluate a player on a 60-day moment or a 10-start moment when he has three years of history. Don’t do it. That’s not fair. That’s not an evaluation.”

Jim Furtado Posted: May 28, 2017 at 08:40 AM | 29 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, jake arrieta, scott boras

Friday, March 31, 2017

Heyman: Boras Disputes Chipper Jones’ Story About Their Meeting

Another good read.

Jones was a great player, but he didn’t prioritize top dollar or even fair value at the start, and just wanted to stay in Atlanta (though another Hall of Fame Boras client, Greg Maddux, got his wish to stay in Atlanta a long time, as well — though not quite forever). We’ll never know if Jones recalled the story of meeting Boras precisely, but judging by how he handled things later, the conclusion that they weren’t a perfect fit for each other was probably right on.

Chipper tells another anecdote in his book, the one about when he did sign his first pro deal before hiring an adviser or agent. In his story he relates agreeing to a $275,000 deal with the Braves at an Olive Garden a day before the Braves would take him No. 1 overall (he was almost a decade away from hiring Abbott).

About that pre-draft deal, Boras said, “Free salad … and free talent. The Braves love it. That meal cost (Jones) $975,000.”

Jim Furtado Posted: March 31, 2017 at 06:47 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: chipper jones, scott boras

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Scott Boras Has A Lot Of Ideas On How To Fix The Business Side Of Baseball

Wieters is playing in a different era. Fisk’s career arc was an anomaly.

It’s pretty clear nobody has bought this fanciful line.

On how his client, free-agent catcher Matt Wieters, is “Carlton Fisk-like”:

I told someone, he’s got the same projection as Carlton Fisk. “What?!” I’m going like, excuse me, Matt Wieters has won two gold gloves at 30, Carlton Fisk had won one. He’s a better ball blocker and he throws the same. Carlton Fisk was on the All-Star team six times by the age of 30. Matt Wieters, four. He has the same number of games caught by the age of 30. Their home runs and RBIs are very similar. All of a sudden they’re going, “Are you saying he’s Carlton Fisk?” And I’m saying, “What I’m saying is he’s Carlton Fisk-like.” Carlton Fisk’s batting average is 30 points higher. But he plays in Boston. And the reality of it is, in this time and this age, the whole thing, no one ever associated Matt Wieters with Carlton Fisk. And you know what? Pretty associational behavior.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 14, 2017 at 02:58 PM | 39 comment(s)
  Beats: interviews, scott boras

 

 

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