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Boras being Boras - Eye Opening Quotes on the Strasburg situation


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Did anyone catch this article from Mike Wise? He argues that Strasburg should be shut down because it's what Boras wants and, well, he's Scott Boras. This just rubs me the wrong way. The power that this **** has is just ridiculous and the fact that he is portrayed as looking out for his client's health rather than protecting his asset (and thereby his commission) is just comical.

The two gems from Boras that stick out to me are:

1. The Nats should shut down Strasburg or Boras will no longer send "his" players to their organization; and

2. If the Nats don't shut down Strasburg and he hurts himself, they could be legally liable for negligence or as Scott says " “The fact of the matter is, if you are forcing your player to pitch and disregarding medical doctors, are you going to be able to live with that legally and ethically?”.

Really? So if he gets hurt during inning 181 Boras will recommend a negligence lawsuit? Disgusting.

Link here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/agent-scott-boras-defends-stephen-strasburg-shutdown-decision/2012/08/17/16f9b078-e887-11e1-a3d2-2a05679928ef_story.html

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The power that this **** has is just ridiculous and the fact that he is portrayed as looking out for his client's health rather than protecting his asset (and thereby his commission) is just comical.

It's the same thing. Why wouldn't Boras try to protect Strasburg's health? That's one of his meal tickets. Actually, this is a big part of being an agent, advocating in your client's best interests against things a club might do to damage his interests. If he gets Dusty Baker'd, imagine how much money he would stand to lose.

1. The Nats should shut down Strasburg or Boras will no longer send "his" players to their organization; and

2. If the Nats don't shut down Strasburg and he hurts himself, they could be legally liable for negligence or as Scott says " “The fact of the matter is, if you are forcing your player to pitch and disregarding medical doctors, are you going to be able to live with that legally and ethically?”.

Really? So if he gets hurt during inning 181 Boras will recommend a negligence lawsuit? Disgusting.

Well, as far as #1 goes, I would imagine this happens already if a team gets a bad reputation for player development. Again, he's the advocate, why wouldn't he warn his client that "hey, this team will run you into the ground" if that's what he thinks will happen?

As far as number two, I doubt he can even do that, it's just silly posturing.

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?I told Rizzo, ?I?ll be honest with you, you got a guy who is a No. 1 pitcher. There are only a few of them in the game. He?s worth $30 million dollars a year,? Boras said. ?You have four years that cost you $120 million dollars. Because of the reserve system, you only have to pay $40 million dollars. So you have an $80 million dollar decision of profit ? in an asset that you have under your control.

The Nats are a team on the rise now, but how will it work when Strasburg and Harper hit free agency. I wonder if Boras will give the Nats discounts on the 10 year/$300 million contracts that he will want for them. I don't want any player agent, much less Boras acting as co-GM of the Orioles.

What players other than Wieters have Boras as agents. It does make me think if Boras feels Wieters is overworked he won't be signing her.

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?I told Rizzo, ?I?ll be honest with you, you got a guy who is a No. 1 pitcher. There are only a few of them in the game. He?s worth $30 million dollars a year,? Boras said. ?You have four years that cost you $120 million dollars. Because of the reserve system, you only have to pay $40 million dollars. So you have an $80 million dollar decision of profit ? in an asset that you have under your control.

The Nats are a team on the rise now, but how will it work when Strasburg and Harper hit free agency. I wonder if Boras will give the Nats discounts on the 10 year/$300 million contracts that he will want for them. I don't want any player agent, much less Boras acting as co-GM of the Orioles.

What players other than Wieters have Boras as agents. It does make me think if Boras feels Wieters is overworked he won't be signing her.

With all due respect to Wieters, who I love, I have to say, him being a client of Boras actually makes me think a little less of Matt.

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Boras can only throw his weight around as much as the player will let him. Boras is an employee of the player, not vice-versa.

When it comes to this stuff being said about Strasburg and the Nationals, Strasburg is as guilty as Boras.

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