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  1. hobbyfan's Avatar
    I keep hearing that certain players had bad seasons, then try to get top dollar as free agents, thanks largely to leeches like Boras feeding them misinformation on purpose. He's ignoring market trends on purpose. Sooner or later, this will finally bite him so hard in his wallet that he may have no choice but to wake up, pay attention, and change the way he operates. Either that, or the MLBPA may have to decertify him.....
  2. WizardofOz1982's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by 10braves
    The free agents want top money when they know they are not top players, but Boras tells them what they want to hear and not the truth which is basically why players have signed smaller contracts hoping that they can get ,the all mighty $$$ next season

    Historically teams have rewarded the top free agents in a bad free agent class with a big contract because they were the best player available. That's dumb business practice but it was still the practice historically so why expect any different? The owner's changing it up threw everyone for a loop I think.
    Updated 03-17-2018 at 10:11 AM by WizardofOz1982
  3. 10braves's Avatar
    The free agents want top money when they know they are not top players, but Boras tells them what they want to hear and not the truth which is basically why players have signed smaller contracts hoping that they can get ,the all mighty $$$ next season
  4. WizardofOz1982's Avatar
    I don't get the Boras hate. He's paid a considerable amount of money that depends on how much money his clients make. He is very good at that usually. Owners stonewalling Boras has little to do with this situation this year. The fact of the matter is that this free agent class sucks. Martinez and Darvish were the two best Free Agents and neither one is close to a top 10 player in the league but they both wanted top 10 money. Throw in the fact that all the teams that usually spend big were diving under the cap this year so they could make a run at Harper, Kershaw, and Machado next year and you get a very bad year in which to be a free agent.
  5. hobbyfan's Avatar
    Since I wrote this, Gonzalez has reupped with Colorado, and Moustakas likewise with KC, each for 1 year. If they're stupid enough not to blame Boras for this, they have no clue what is wrong with the business.
  6. bakemeister52's Avatar
    Very well said, Mr Boras, hopefully your time to make the big big money off of your clients is slowing down. The players need to go back to the old days when you need your own talking. He has taken the excitement out of Baseball to me. Players go where the all mighty dollar is not loyalty to a team. Owners need to not play Mr Boras's game.
  7. hobbyfan's Avatar
    That's because he's living in his own delusional fantasy world. Kind of like President Trump......
  8. JFried1029's Avatar
    Jacob- Unfortunately I think Lavar Ball has a short memory regarding anything that contradicts his comments.
  9. hobbyfan's Avatar
    Lonzo Ball hasn't played a second of an NBA game, and papa is already trying to turn him into a pariah. As I wrote, Lavar is looking for his 15 minutes, and he's milking it for more than it's worth. Nobody'd heard of him until his son decided to turn pro (well, daddy made the decision for him), to tell you the truth.
  10. JFried1029's Avatar
    Jacob- I think your comments are well put. I can't imagine spending that type of money on sneakers, especially sneakers of a player who right now has the same number of points scored in the NBA as you and me. I think Lavar is only hurting his son's future.
  11. hobbyfan's Avatar
    Care to translate?

    Anyone else have constructive commentary?
  12. manthis's Avatar
    If they were
    Lebron james
    I would so that
    I could
    Well thats
    Another story

  13. hobbyfan's Avatar
    @bakemeister52: That was my point. Boras is only interested in lining his wallet than actually step up and help his clients when they get in trouble. He's not doing Harvey any favors.
  14. bakemeister52's Avatar
    Boras doesn't care about anybody but his wallet. Harvey needs to be an adult and make the right choices or he is gone. Especially being in New York, you can't get away with anything.
  15. hobbyfan's Avatar
    Thanks, Scott.

    Harvey has let all the hype go to his head, and Boras ain't helping him in this case. I think part of an agent's responsibility is to keep his client out of trouble. That's how they do things in Hollywood, and it should be the same in sports. Boras, however, would rather exploit his clients to fatten his wallet, and seemingly has no public opinion on his clients' shortcomings. For someone who craves attention as much as Boras does when it comes to negotiating contracts, he also needs to look out for his clients' well-being off the field.

    Otherwise, Harvey's path of self-destruction will go on unabated, and Boras will be partially to blame for not keeping Harvey's off-field life in check. Someone has to.
  16. scottkoz20's Avatar
    so, how do you really feel?!?! :)

    interesting read!
  17. hobbyfan's Avatar
    That's because the Yanks are in "win now" mode, stockpiling the farm system at the same time. Moving Nova might come back to bite them---it usually does---but we'll see.
  18. chris_brown's Avatar
    and it wont be a stretch to see Hal Steinbrenner go out and bring in more aging veterans to take thier place,while letting guys like Ivan Nova slip away without getting much of a return
  19. hobbyfan's Avatar
    Kibler's from New York? Where exactly?
  20. bblair_2002's Avatar
    Not too many famous sports figures from our region for sure. Only ones I can think of are Bill Dahlen,Pat Riley,Dottie Pepper and longtime MLB umpire John Kibler.
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