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Thursday, January 03, 2019

Deadspin: It’s Time For Some Bryce Harper Game Theory

Is the news of a meeting with the Nationals evidence that the Nationals are still interested in Harper? Or is it evidence that they are trying to make his price higher for the Phillies?


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Bryce Harper: Sweepstakes reach fever pitch in Las Vegas

Boras being Boras.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 13, 2018 at 11:17 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, scott boras

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Scott Boras Metaphor Generator will explain exactly what’s going on at the Winter Meetings - SBNation.com

On the Yankees: “When the nurse comes into your room with a thermometer, the issue isn’t the temperature of the patient that day. It’s their health when they’re ready to leave the hospital. And they’re not ready to leave the hospital.”

Jim Furtado Posted: December 12, 2018 at 05:46 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: scott boras

Monday, December 10, 2018

Scott Boras didn’t like what he heard from Mark Lerner about Bryce Harper

But Boras has raised concerns with the Nationals about Lerner’s comments violating a more specific rule, one etched in the latest collective bargaining agreement. Attachment 49 states that clubs, players or player representatives may not “disclose to the media the substance of contract discussions between a player and a Club, (including but not limited to the facts of offers, the substance of offers, or decisions not to make offers or to withdraw offers) until after terms on the contract have been confirmed by the Office of the Commissioner and the Players Association.” As Boras sees it, Lerner violated that provision when he said in a radio interview on 106.7 the Fan that the Nationals did “the best we could do” by offering Harper $300 million over 10 years in September.

But the agreement provides some leeway. A team, representative or player may “respond to a media inquiry” about an offer — i.e., verify its existence if asked directly, verify its terms if asked directly, confirm or deny discussions between a team and player, and so on. It also states that the interviewee may not follow up on those answers with additional information.

The Nationals do not believe Lerner’s comments violate any of those rules. Indeed, Lerner did not volunteer the terms of an offer but explained the context in which the Nationals made theirs — and why he thinks they cannot do better.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 10, 2018 at 07:35 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, nationals, scott boras

Friday, December 07, 2018

Fancred Sports : Jon Heyman: Agent Scott Boras calls recent contracts baseball’s ‘analytic catastrophe’

He has a “state-of-the-art computer to crunch numbers”. How can you argue with him?

Boras talks about what he sees as the “analytic catastrophe” now, after some top players performances veered wildly in contrast to their contracts during the odd market last winter. Boras, who himself uses a state-of-the-art computer to crunch numbers and certainly isn’t opposed to figures, spoke out about the over-emphasis on analytics last year, but it didn’t prevent teams from stressing velocity and spin rate, launch angle and the like.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 07, 2018 at 06:42 AM | 49 comment(s)
  Beats: scott boras

Friday, November 09, 2018

The Best Quotes from Sports Agent Scott Boras’s Baseball Media Scrum

Scott Boras is a super agent. He’s also a fantastic quote, too.

During his annual media scrum at Major League Baseball’s general manager meetings on Wednesday, Boras’s comments were arguably on par with the high-caliber talent levels of the numerous star athletes he represents.

Below is a compilation featuring some of Boras’s best remarks from his offseason session.

Warning: Many of these quotes are prime examples of what our British friends mean when they state that Mandy Rice-Davies Applies.

 

QLE Posted: November 09, 2018 at 07:55 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: attendance, scott boras, tanking

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Undeterred by last winter’s free-agent freeze, Scott Boras is even more himself – The Athletic

Yesterday I listened to the interview with Boras shill Casey Stern (which you can listen to On Demand on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM). Although his hyperbolic shtick can be amusing in short doses, it wears thin in a half-hour interview. 

Anyway, Boras rehashed a lot of the interview with reporters, including Dave O’Brien here.

“We have all kinds of evidence that anybody who’s done what Bryce Harper has done (at his age) — they’re Hall of Famers,” Boras said. “I can show it 12 different ways. So you have a chance to employ a 25-year-old future Hall of Famer; you (rarely) get that opportunity. And the other thing is, Bryce has iconic value, which creates revenues for teams in addition to his performance. Those types of players are rare and they pay for themselves.”

Jim Furtado Posted: November 07, 2018 at 08:56 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, free agents, pay site, scott boras

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