Scott Boras Newsbeat
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
My opinion? Well, you know how some people are “on your side”, but you really, really wish they weren’t?...
Baseball agent Scott Boras wants “panels” consisting of baseball experts to help decide if a first-year player is worthy of making the team out of spring training…
“The union or somebody may come in and say they’ve made a claim that this player is major league-ready, and to place him in the minor leagues would not be appropriate from a skills standpoint. Then, all of a sudden, it’s subject to review by a panel like former managers and [other] baseball experts,” Boras said. “It’s up to the owners and the MLBPA to make sure they address this so it’s not brought down to a level of representation of players.”
In other words, Boras doesn’t want to be the one advocating for his clients to make a team—as he did with [Kris] Bryant during spring training…
Boras was reminded that this panel would essentially be making baseball decisions instead of front offices.
“The minute we have service measurements, we’re telling a team what to do,” Boras said…
Boras also has strong opinions about defensive shifting. He’s against it, for the defender’s sake. He believes it forces players to grasp jobs they haven’t been trained to master.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
It’s time for everyone involved in the current Kris Bryant saga to shut up. For the good of the kid and — more vitally — the good of the game.
Everyone has had their say now, even the new commissioner. Everyone has staked their position. This should be the feel-good story of the spring. Instead, the rarest commodity in the sport — a young position player with the talent and charisma to attract fans — has been soiled.
It would be worthwhile if this were a debate in which the outcome could be swayed. But that just is not the case.
The Cubs say they still have not made a decision whether they are sending Bryant down. Stop. If Bryant is sent to the minors for even just 12 days, Chicago can — by rule — control him for seven years before free agency rather than six. It is a no-brainer and anyone who has been around the Cubs executives would not describe that intelligent lot as brainless.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
I get that he’s trying to help his client become a free agent sooner but it’s also within the Cubs purview to send him down to the minors to gain another year and use Bryant’s defense as a reason to do so. If Boras really wants to get rid of the contract issue, he can agree to a contract which supersedes this issue. That won’t happen, of course. You don’t squeeze every penny out of a team signing such a contract. In the meantime, Scott, spare us the sanctimonious pontifications about “integrity and brand”.
The opiate of player control cannot supersede the greater importance of MLB’s integrity and brand, which says that this is where the best players play. You can’t have that,” Boras said in a phone interview with CBSSports.com. “Clearly, there’s an obligation to put the best players in the big leagues.”
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Cubs president Theo Epstein countered, “Kris Bryant’s development path has absolutely nothing to do with ownership, period. As with all our baseball decisions, I will determine where Kris begins the 2015 season after consulting with members of our baseball operations staff. Comments from agents, media members and anybody outside our organization will be ignored.”
Monday, December 29, 2014
Will Boras really be able to convince a team to go $200 million on Scherzer?
9. Yankees: Hal Steinbrenner has been weighing Scherzer for weeks, but in recent days indications are Steinbrenner still isn’t ready to dive in, and they’ve said as much. Many rotation question questions carry over from last season, and it appears that for now at least, talented youngster Nate Eovaldi is the answer to McCarthy’s departure. Their starting group could be very good, but there’s a lot of uncertainty, from Mashiro Tanaka’s elbow to CC Sabathia’s knee to Ivan Nova’s elbow to Michael Pineda’s ability to continue to perform. The issue is this: With a 50 percent tax for them, a $28 million salary for Scherzer would cost them $42 million, steep even by Yankees standards.
Posted: December 29, 2014 at 03:39 PM | 32 comment(s)
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
If you don’t have a lead dog, just invent one.
Scott Boras describes Max Scherzer as a guy that “fits” into a classic Yankees championship rotation.
Monday, December 08, 2014
If pitcher arms are really like autos, I’m assuming Boras will offer Scherzer along with a 1000 innings pitched warranty.
Boras has told me once the trade market fully clarifies, Scherzer will be pursued robustly based on the comparative lack of wear and tear on the righty’s special arm. So it is near certain Scherzer will not sign during the Winter Meetings.
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