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Boras is talking up Damon too

Oct 20, 2009, 10:32 AM EDT

Earlier this morning we saw Scott Boras talking up his prized left field client, Matt Holliday.  Well, Boras has nother leftfield client about to become a free agent too.  His name is Johnny Damon, and Boras has some opinions on that guy as well:

“Not that I’ve been thinking about this, but players who can get on the field every day and score 100 runs, how many guys do that?  Johnny just plays, and he’s got the body type that allows him to do that.  If stem-cell research were around, you’d want to tap into that gene pool.  He’s (35), but has a 30-year-old’s body. He plays much younger.”

Whatever. We know Boras makes his bones by talking up his dudes.  The question I have is what he does when he’s in a negotiation with a team over Holliday, and the team says “well Scott, I think we’d reather pay your boy Damon less than half of Holliday’s salary, but still a lot for Damon, in order to fill our left field needs.”

Conflict of interest, right?  One way to get around it is to have subordinates handle either Damon or Holliday’s negotiation while Boras handles the other.  But do you think Damon or Holliday hired Boras and expect to be handled by a junior agent?

  1. Jack - Oct 20, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Boras is joke. He gets players way overpaid for their performance all for the sake of his own pocketbook, not for the love of the game. I would never hire him unless I had only a desire for money and not that game.

  2. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Oct 20, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Boras is joke. He gets players way overpaid for their performance all for the sake of his own pocketbook, not for the love of the game. I would never hire him unless I had only a desire for money and not that game.

    He’s an agent, not an ambassador of baseball. It’s his job to get his clients the best contract available to them which he generally does. Who cares if people hate him, you don’t see many players going to another agent.

  3. don - Oct 20, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Tell Jack that busines is business and love is BS

  4. Don Engle - Oct 20, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Jack, wake up and smell the coffee. Boros’ business is making money for his clients. It’s time you learned that business is business and love is BS

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