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Saturday, May 11, 2019

“Who is Scott Boras?”

It’s a slow news day so I’m going to tell you a story about a conversation that I had this morning.

My brother, Curt, who lives in San Diego, called me at 6AM his time. I was worried that, at that hour, it was some sort of an emergency. I answered.

“Who’s Scott Boras?” he said. He pronounced it with the accent on the wrong syllable — “Scott borAS” which made it pretty clear he had literally no idea. I explained that he is baseball’s most famous agent and that he’s kind of a big deal in my world.

“Oh, OK, that makes sense,” he said. “He’s blowing up in K-Pop circles right now.” K-Pop, referring to pop music coming out of South Korea, is my brother’s world.

Would that that were a question many of us could ask….

QLE Posted: May 11, 2019 at 04:48 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: k-pop, scott boras

Friday, April 19, 2019

Gio Gonzalez fires Scott Boras

Gio Gonzalez has had a rough few months.

Despite being a pretty solid pitcher over the years, he claims he only received one offer all offseason: a minor league deal with the Yankees. He signed that in late March and the Yankees have kept him in the minors. If they don’t call him up by tomorrow, he can request his release. For what it’s worth, Gonzalez has not pitched well in Triple-A, likely because he didn’t get a spring training (this past month has been his spring training for all practical purposes). A such, it seems doubtful that the Yankees will call him up and likely that he’s going to be a free agent once again by this weekend.

He’ll be a free agent with a new agent, too, as Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that Gonzalez has fired his agent, Scott Boras, and is now represented by CAA.

Normally at this point I’d offer some stuff about how crappy the market is for free agents. And it is. But I’m more taken with the Scott Boras angle here. And wondering why on Earth players who are not top-of-the-market talents sign with him.

But what will Boras do with all those binders now?

QLE Posted: April 19, 2019 at 09:38 PM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: gio gonzalez, scott boras

Monday, April 08, 2019

Andrew Friedman knows all about contract extensions, but will young Dodgers get them? - Los Angeles Times

The original article that contained Boras’ “snuff contracts” comments.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 08, 2019 at 12:03 PM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: andrew friedman, dodgers, scott boras

Boras: Young stars getting trapped, lowballed with ‘snuff contracts’

Super agent Scott Boras has chimed in on a contract extension trend that has swept across MLB, one he doesn’t think is good for players - especially young stars.

Boras believes that contracts - like ones that Alex Bregman, Eloy Jimenez, and Ronald Acuna signed over the last few weeks - belie players’ value and won’t allow them to test free agency until they’re in their 30s, at which point they won’t be able to get long-term deals.

“Great, young players are getting what I call ‘snuff contracts,’” Boras told Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times. “And a snuff contract is that they’re trying to snuff out the market. They know the player is a great player, and he’s exhibited very little performance.

I thought MLB was campaigning against smokeless tobacco usage….

 

QLE Posted: April 08, 2019 at 09:48 AM | 57 comment(s)
  Beats: contracts, scott boras

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Keuchel in discussions with ‘a number of clubs’ – agent

MLB free agent Dallas Keuchel is “in discussions with a number of clubs”, according to his agent Scott Boras.

Keuchel – the 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner is still without a team after leaving the Houston Astros last season.

However, Boras told the MLB Network: “We are in discussion with a number of clubs.”

Keuchel remains a free agent, two days into the MLB season, and he is reportedly committed to waiting for the “right offer.”

Wondering if where I had to go to find this is just a coincidence, or a sign that he’s gotten very desperate indeed….

 

QLE Posted: March 30, 2019 at 08:26 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: dallas keuchel, hot stove, scott boras

 

 

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