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  1. hobbyfan's Avatar
    While adjustments in MLB's policies are likely, and mostly enabled by Boras Badenov himself, you don't hear any complaining in other media capitals such as, say New York, but then, the Yankees & Mets are both doing fairly well to start the season, especially the surprising Mets.

    We live in an age of instant gratification, mostly among fans and/or greedy agents. Common sense, as employed by the Cubs, makes more sense no matter what.
  2. clarky23's Avatar
    Forget complete....I'm a Cubs fan and gotta say why is Bryant so high when he hasn't STARTED his career. I normally don't read football here, but the Rousey (thinking, was she that girl with The Rock at WrestleMania??? yeah, also don't know MMA/UFC) going for 10K caught my eye. I had to click on the link just to know who OBJ is. But it boils down to if you have the money to spend (or the credit which I fear a lot of collectors are doing) on something like $700 on OBJ, then why not ask for it. Because I can almost guarantee the person who sells the $700 OBJ will spend $1000 next month trying to get that next "great" hit to make a fortune. They won't realize until it's too late that they are probably making only $2 for every $3 spent.
  3. Cpia's Avatar
    racinghy, I happen to agree with you.My only guess is supply and demand concept (at times). people want to buy that 1/1 card because there is only one. Older cards in vintage era pre 1986 were less produced than cards after 1986 . So there are a lot of jeter rcs out there(example) so it brings the value down because more supply is out there..Why is a kris bryant or Mike trout rc more than a jeter or griffey rc..? They are all exceptional players but trout and bryant have not completed their careers.
    All I can say is if you are going to spend 10k on a single card you have better options with your money. Enjoy card collecting. Have a great weekend. Chris
  4. sorklora's Avatar
    The concern is not playing one of their potential superstars for three weeks just to avoid a year of service lost. The Angels lost out on the playoffs when they kept Trout in minors for first few weeks. The issue is with MLB needing to revamp their service time requirements so that star prospects are held back.
  5. andrewhoya's Avatar
    Bryant seems very level headed..kind of Trout-esque. Definitely not a repeat of Harper. Like you said, I think he's fine with it and understands the decision.
  6. hobbyfan's Avatar
    Ruthless? Get real. Boras has had a bad rep IMPO from the get-go, ever since he convinced JD Drew he shouldn't sign with Philadelphia, I believe it was, for whatever reason, in favor of St. Louis.

    If I was 30 years younger, in better shape, and in line to be drafted, I wouldn't want him representing me. I'd make him eat his gold cards.
  7. bigherp's Avatar
    An agent trying to get the max amount of money for his client...what a terrible guy...all jokes aside his job is to be ruthless and take teams for all they have.
  8. hobbyfan's Avatar
    I'm not so sure it's really the player asking for the extra cheddar, especially with a dirtbag like Boras misrepresenting him. I keep thinking the agent inflates the numbers in order to feather his own nest, exploiting his clients and fleecing owners is what Boras does best.
  9. OGLESBYC's Avatar
    I couldn't have said it better myself. Only thing that worries me is boris is his agent and when his contract is up bryant will demand a huge premium.
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