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Scott Boras isn't pleased with the Mets right now

Sep 11, 2010, 9:52 AM EDT

We’ve discussed the Walter Reed situation ad nauseam in this space this week, so I don’t want to give it too much time. Besides, the Mets have already found a new disaster with the pending shoulder surgery for Johan Santana. Still, it was hard to ignore this one.

Scott Boras, who represents both Carlos Beltran and Oliver Perez, told the New York Post that Mets COO Jeff Wilpon should have given the players more than a few days’ notice about the visit.

point is, the team has a duty to run the organization professionally. Giving the players [short] notice, knowing they have plans
or obligations in their personal lives, and then to admonish the players
without checking, it’s totally unprofessional on all fronts.”

“A major league baseball team has to be cautious about how it treats its star players.”

I would be worried about how the Mets’ behavior will affect their chances of landing future free agents — which is what I believe Boras is implying here — but that is assuming the team has any wiggle room to even be active on that front. They really don’t. If the Mets pick up Jose Reyes’ $11 million club option for 2011, they will have $116 million tied up in just eight players next season.

  1. Buccofan - Sep 11, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    If Oliver Perez is considered a “star player”, either the Mets are in serious trouble, Boras is delusional as usual,or both.
    I vote for “both”.

  2. D.J. Short - Sep 11, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    He’s paid like a star…doesn’t that count for anything?

  3. CYGNUS X-1 - Sep 11, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    gee I feel realy bad for guys making millions to be told only a few days ahead that the team would be doing that. does this idiot have any concept of what the real world is like?your employer tells you to do something and you do it!try working 12 and a half hrs. a day then being told to stay after work that night for another 45-to an hr. for a stupid boring meeting.sure you get paid but then you go home shower eat go to bed and get up and go to work.I would love to be able to blow them off but there are consequences if you do that are more than having somebody say that you are jerks for not showing up.these guys are making more money than should be allowed but can’t find time in thier busy schedules to spend a few minutes with guys who have sacrificed themselves so they can play a game for a living?I hate boras and people like him,just shut up you arrogant prick!

  4. Utley's hair - Sep 11, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    Boras defines “star” as that character on the contract with the numbers on it, and the degree of stardom is reflected entirely by the number of figures to the left of the star and after the dollar sign.

  5. Xpensive Wino - Sep 11, 2010 at 2:26 PM

    F**K that steaming pile of sh*t Scott Boras.
    That pretty much sums it up.

  6. Professor Longnose - Sep 11, 2010 at 8:48 PM

    If Omar MInaya gouged a groove all the way around Oliver Perez’s car with the point on Scott Boras’s head, the Mets would still be treating Perez better than Perez has treated the Mets this year.

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