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Friday, January 24, 2020

Scott Boras Says Astros Players Shouldn’t Apologize for Sign-Stealing Scandal

Agent Scott Boras doesn’t believe Houston Astros players have any reason to apologize for their roles in the team’s cheating scandal.

Speaking to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Boras explained it was the organization that put the players in a position to game the system for an advantage.

“I’m doing what my organization is telling me to do,” he said. “You installed this. You put this in front of us. Coaches and managers encourage you to use the information. It is not coming from the player individually. It is coming from the team. In my stadium. Installed. With authority.”

Boras also noted that Astros players “were not given the latest state of the rules” by Major League Baseball and the team pertaining to the use of technology and what constitutes a rules violation.

So, what sort of nonsense do you think you could get Scott Boras to do in exchange for 10% of your income?

 

QLE Posted: January 24, 2020 at 12:49 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dirty rotten cheaters, idiot, scott boras, sign-stealing

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   1. The Duke Posted: January 24, 2020 at 08:07 AM (#5918935)
As I said the other day, if crane can get the players to sincerely apologize that would be great but the agents and union will never let it happen
   2. winnipegwhip Posted: January 24, 2020 at 01:19 PM (#5919059)
So, what sort of nonsense do you think you could get Scott Boras to do in exchange for 10% of your income?


I don't think the percentage is that high for baseball contracts. Isn't this regulated by the MLBPA with a cap of around 5%. I believe all agents must be certified by the MLBPA as well. Agents can make a higher percentage on non-baseball related revenue though - endorsements etc.
   3. JRVJ Posted: January 24, 2020 at 06:26 PM (#5919164)
Hiring Boras as an agent means never having to say you're sorry.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 24, 2020 at 06:38 PM (#5919168)
Can we get Rougned Odor to punch him in the face?
   5. Walt Davis Posted: January 24, 2020 at 07:18 PM (#5919172)
So, what sort of nonsense do you think you could get Scott Boras to do in exchange for 10% of your income?

I'm sure Boras has suits that cost more than 10% of my income. I'm not sure Bill Gates bends over to pick up my annual income.
   6. Lowry Seasoning Salt Posted: January 24, 2020 at 10:19 PM (#5919206)
Maybe Boras is correct that Astros players shouldn't apologize, but now a former Astros player has: Dallas Keuchel.

"It's just what the state of baseball was at that point in time," Keuchel, now with the White Sox, told reporters at his new team's FanFest. "Was it against the rules? Yes, it was. And I personally am sorry for what's come about the whole situation."


He said more than that, so it's worth reading the article:

Dallas Keuchel apologizes for Astros sign-stealing scandal, says Mike Fiers broke 'clubhouse rule'
   7. The Duke Posted: January 24, 2020 at 11:39 PM (#5919212)
Clubhouse rule? Otherwise known As “we’re cheating don’t anyone say anything”. Keuchel’s apology is pathetic. It was sooooo long ago (2017-2019) and Mike Fiers is an ass. Other than that, I am truly sorry.
   8. McCoy Posted: January 25, 2020 at 11:27 AM (#5919239)
There's no reason to apologize because it won't be accepted.
   9. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 25, 2020 at 11:47 AM (#5919243)
There's no reason to apologize because it won't be accepted.

God forbid someone be actually contrite and apologize because it's the right thing to do.
   10. McCoy Posted: January 25, 2020 at 07:20 PM (#5919278)
Yeah, and any day now people would actually accept an apology.
   11. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 25, 2020 at 07:26 PM (#5919279)
We’ll see about that if an actual apology is ever offered.
   12. McCoy Posted: January 25, 2020 at 08:39 PM (#5919290)
Unless a player immediately slashes his throat and dies no apology will ever be good enough. For starters there is too many of us and mobs want disproportionate responses. Hell, people demand human beings get for over the most trivial slights.


Human beings who make mistakes still have to live life. Still have to pay bills, eat food, and go to the bathroom but we don't see them as humans. We see them for the thing they're apologizing for.
   13. Mayor Blomberg Posted: January 25, 2020 at 09:53 PM (#5919292)
Keuchel could have texted the value of apology by apologizing for what he did, not for regretting "what's come about" from it.

   14. Howie Menckel Posted: January 25, 2020 at 10:01 PM (#5919294)
Susan Slusser
@susanslusser
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Big cheers for Mike Fiers here at A’s FanFest. He was just announced to even bigger applause.

.................

Susan Slusser
@susanslusser
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8h
Billy Beane says he’s perplexed Fiers is facing any blowback at all for making Astros allegations public. He says he baffled more players didn’t step forward publicly.
   15. cardsfanboy Posted: January 25, 2020 at 10:13 PM (#5919296)
God forbid someone be actually contrite and apologize because it's the right thing to do.


And if that is the case people would cheer... if you get a Keuchel style apology which is utter garbage, then why waste your time?

a forced apology is not an apology, it's someone appeasing a higher ranked person... nobody is going to take it seriously. The concept that the players will apologize being publicly announced... pretty much guarantees nobody is going to take it sincerely.

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