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“When you go to the zoo and half the bears are asleep,’’ Boras says, “you’re not able to enjoy the zoo. The industry is in a competitive hibernation, and the fans are reacting to it.

“We got a decline in attendance. We got owners charging more for generations that want to see the game, while we’re losing a generation of young people that are only interested in competition.

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14 minutes ago, webbrick2010 said:

Talking an old man (possibly senile) into paying a one trick pony who had hit .196 only 12 months earlier into a 161 million dollar 7 year contract is corrupt

No evidence exists that Angelos was senile.  None.

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Just now, Can_of_corn said:

No evidence exists that Angelos was senile.  None.

Other than the progress of his disease since then.  I'd not say that was evidence, but it certainly would indicate a downturn for the person. 

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3 minutes ago, weams said:

Other than the progress of his disease since then.  I'd not say that was evidence, but it certainly would indicate a downturn for the person. 

I don't know that his intellectual capacities are currently compromised.  Did I miss something?

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8 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

No evidence exists that Angelos was senile.  None.

I would challenge you to listen to his rambling nearly incoherent speech on the big thanks Cal day. One of the last public speeches I remember him making

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3 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

I don't know that his intellectual capacities are currently compromised.  Did I miss something?

I am not his caregiver. I do not know. 

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1 hour ago, webbrick2010 said:

Talking an old man (possibly senile) into paying a one trick pony who had hit .196 only 12 months earlier into a 161 million dollar 7 year contract is corrupt

I’d say that if Angelos was having any problem with his mental faculties in late 2015/early 2016, it was someone else’s job to call it out and make sure Angelos wasn’t making important decisions on his own.    Scott Boras’ job was to get the best deal for his client.    You’d have to make quite a few leaps to conclude that (1) Angelos was senile, (2) Boras knew it, and (3) Boras was able to get Angelos to agree to a deal because he was senile.    Frankly that’s fantasyland.   

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Not saying I believe any of the allegations made here off-hand.  But who exactly would be responsible for 'speaking up' and getting the owner of an MLB team to relinquish control in this scenario?   I'm not sure how realistic that would be.   The other owners I guess?  Who own less than 50% of the team?

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1 hour ago, Can_of_corn said:

Sounds like someone is trying to stay relevant.

Exactly.

Boras is pissed that teams have caught on that a player in their late 20s who are demanding a 7 or 8 year contract aren't worth it.  

System is corrupt?  Last I heard it's the same system that he's been able to benefit greatly from for the past 20+ years.  Rules haven't changed.  There's no salary cap.  

Times have changed and there's nothing he can do.  So he's whining.

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2 minutes ago, Aglets said:

Not saying I believe any of the allegations made here off-hand.  But who exactly would be responsible for 'speaking up' and getting the owner of an MLB team to relinquish control in this scenario?   I'm not sure how realistic that would be.   The other owners I guess?  Who own less than 50% of the team?

I'd say the family or the board of directors for the team.  Angelos is not the sole owner of the club, the minority owners deserve to have their interests looked after.

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