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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

Thursday, November 17, 2016

All Signs Point To Matt Wieters Getting Overpaid In Free Agency

OK, he’s not as good as Boras’ sales pitch but he’s worth more than two years at $12 million.

“I wouldn’t go more than two years and $12 million but someone will give him more,” an executive from an American League team said. “But he’s got the name recognition, the right agent and he proved he was healthy this year. He’s going to get paid by someone and they will probably live to regret it.”

Jim Furtado Posted: November 17, 2016 at 08:34 PM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: free agents, matt wieters, scott boras

 

 

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