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Friday, February 28, 2014

Heyman:  Maxing out: Scherzer is Tigers’ greatest contractual challenge yet

Long before he was named in the article, I knew who Scherzer’s agent is.  As long as he continues to write articles like this, or this one about Stephen Drew, people will continue to think Heyman’s a shill for Scott Boras.

TDF, situational idiot Posted: February 28, 2014 at 05:28 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jim Wisinski Posted: February 28, 2014 at 08:15 PM (#4664358)
That Drew article is some serious Boras ball-washing. Even Heyman should be embarassed by that one.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: February 28, 2014 at 10:06 PM (#4664384)
Contractual challenge? Wait until they get to the Cabrera extension.

As to Scherzer -- man, he's been a much better and more durable pitcher than I realized. Less than Felix, more than Anibal. Wait, Greinke got $26.5 AAV? WTF is wrong with the Dodgers? So I think it's gonna be around Felix in AAV -- ugh.
   3. cardsfanboy Posted: February 28, 2014 at 10:45 PM (#4664388)
Really have to question whether or not Heyman is getting some type of "bonus" from Boras. It can't just because of Heyman's man crush on Boras that he writes this stuff.
   4. Nasty Nate Posted: February 28, 2014 at 11:31 PM (#4664400)
Oh my god that drew article is amazingly ridiculous.
   5. Greg Pope Posted: March 01, 2014 at 12:11 AM (#4664405)
Less than Felix, more than Anibal.

What the heck is with Sanchez's K rate? Since becoming a full time starter, is K/9 have been 7.2, 9.3, 7.7, 10.0. I thought strikeouts were one of the more stable stats. Or is that stable and I just don't realize it?
   6. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: March 01, 2014 at 09:34 AM (#4664426)
Really have to question whether or not Heyman is getting some type of "bonus" from Boras.


Isn't the bonus that Heyman always gets the first call when Boras has actual news about any of his clients?
   7. cardsfanboy Posted: March 01, 2014 at 11:13 AM (#4664453)
Isn't the bonus that Heyman always gets the first call when Boras has actual news about any of his clients?


Doesn't seem like an equitable quid pro quo . Again Boras negotiated a great deal for his client(himself in this case)
   8. Squash Posted: March 01, 2014 at 11:46 AM (#4664464)
My predominant issue with the article would be that it's simply way, way too long (perhaps that's largely what other people are responding to) - you don't need 1500 words to illuminate a fairly simple insight (Scherzer is good, and has contract negotiations coming up).
   9. cmd600 Posted: March 02, 2014 at 07:49 PM (#4665072)
7 - seems like a great deal for Heyman to me actually. His getting the first scoop time and time again will keep him employed until the day Boras decides he'd rather own his own island that dupe desperate GMs. Meanwhile I doubt that propaganda from Heyman actually gets one more dollar for a Boras client. Fans will eat it up, but nobody working in a front office is getting their information from CBS Sports.

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