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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

Sunday, October 28, 2018


Friday, July 06, 2018

Scott Boras says shifts are partly why Bryce Harper isn’t enjoying a typical Harper season

“Boras has strong opinions on many baseball matters, and during a 25-minute session with reporters Tuesday, he espoused a few about why his client Bryce Harper — slated to perhaps sign the richest contract in American professional sports history this coming winter — is not enjoying a typical Harper season.

Harper is batting .215 after he went 0 for 4 in the Nationals’ 3-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox, but Boras insisted evaluating Harper through batting average is misguided because he has been the victim of unusual circumstances. One is how teams are pitching to him so carefully. The other is how opponents are shifting against him.”

Hank Gillette Posted: July 06, 2018 at 08:29 AM | 138 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, scott boras, shifts

 

 

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