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Scott Boras is suddenly tired of anonymous sources

Jul 14, 2010, 1:12 PM EDT

Buster Olney was talking about Prince Fielder yesterday, and in doing so he quoted some unnamed executives who were waxing pessimistic on Fielder’s defense and body type.  That got Fielder’s agent — Scott Boras — angry. He emailed Tom Haudricourt about it. In addition to taking issue with the assertions about Fielder on the merits, Boras said:

“It’s all hearsay. I’m tired of unnamed sources. No one put his name on
those comments . . . I’m tired of negative comments about players from unnamed sources.”

Boras then had to quickly sign off to take phone calls from five “mystery teams” and to respond to Jon Heyman’s “got anything for me?” text.

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Jul 14, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    The only thing bigger than Scott Boras’s ego is his watermelon-sized balls!!!

  2. Glenn - Jul 14, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    Like politicians, Boras must think we are all pretty stupid – and sadly they are both right.

  3. jwb - Jul 14, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    Boras just wants to know who he shouldn’t waste his time on while shopping Fielder this off season.

  4. Simon DelMonte - Jul 14, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Boras has been working hard for years to fill the void left in the sports section by Mr. Steinbrenner’s retirement. It seems fitting that Scott’s efforts to do for agents what George did for owners continue unabated.
    And just like George didn’t care what anyone thought, so long as he got the job done, the same goes for Scott. I wonder if the two ever had a conversation and what that was like. (Actually, I think Scott must have loved George for making his life so much easier.)

  5. Joboo - Jul 14, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    Anyone else notice Boras wedge himself against the wall in the Angels dugout suite last night to maximize face time? He did the same thing last year in the ALCS. Scott Boras is a tool.

  6. Old Gator - Jul 14, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    SLAPP action! SLAPP action! Craig, ready to pick up your old career where you left off? This one is a retirement-maker.

  7. OldSkoolRules - Jul 14, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    An unnamed source told me that the majority of teams are staying away from Fielder because Boras is his agent. Many of those sources say that Fielder is really good, but there are some red flags, and Boras’ asking price is not reasonable considering the red flags about Fielder’s weight issues and durability over a long term contract which will be about half of the total payroll for teams like the Padres and Rays. On top of that, the Brewer’s are acting like Boras by asking for ridiculous pitching trade options for Fielder. Is Fielder worth Texeira money?

  8. Ditto65 - Jul 14, 2010 at 3:31 PM

    One unnamed source I spoke to said he was not worth Texeira money, on account of the weight nad durability issues you mentioned. But another unnamed source told me that since the Sillies gave Howard all those dollars, and that Howard’s longevity is even more questionable than Fielder’s, Boras will be demanding Tons of cash for the heir apparent (Prince).
    Stay Classy, HBT.

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