Posted: 1/16/2013 3:21:30 PM
Originally Posted by KeyElement
I just have to ask something. WTF is the big deal with hating Scott Boras? The man is an agent, hired to do a specific job, which he must do well since he seems to have satisfied clients. This is basically a gambling website and Boras has absolutely nothing to do with who wins or loses games. If owners and GM's choose to throw money on the table with scoop shovels is he supposed to say "Oh NO! My boy isn't worth that kind of jack!" Not one person on this site or any other can point out a specific incident in which Boras held a gun to someone's head and then they failed to reprt it to the police. Owners and GM's do not have to pay what Boras asks for his clients, THEY DO IT WILLINGLY. There are, literally, thousands of players they could hire for less, if that is what they wanted to do. There is no thievery involved here and hating Boras is about the least productive thing you can do in an effort to win MLB bets, so why waste your time on it?
Everyone hates him because he plays games. Always throws around that "mystery team" that's in on his player. Holds out for a long time for the best possible contract. And will advise his clients to do the unpopular thing like opt out of a solid deal to get more (like Soriano).
With all that said...I don't hate him either because if I was a player...I'd want that too. As a fan...I can understand hating his antics and the way he overhypes everyone...but he's doing his job and is damn good at doing so.