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Jose Valverde to Marlins report gets shot down, called “a typical ploy by Scott Boras”

Feb 4, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

Boras thinking

This morning Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reported that the Marlins were close to signing Jose Valverde to a one-year contract, but an hour or so later Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald talked to a source who called the report “utterly false.”

Spencer now has a further update, writing that “not one, not two, but three sources I spoke with shot down the rumor.”

Adding to the fun? Valverde is represented by agent Scott Boras, about whom one of Spencer’s sources said: “This is a typical ploy by Scott Boras to attempt to create a market that doesn’t exist for his players, trying to drum up attention when no market exists.”

I hope the entire HardballTalk readership didn’t just simultaneously die of shock.

  1. number42is1 - Feb 4, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Boras? in that case he will get a 4 year $85 million deal from someone

  2. Jeremy T - Feb 4, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Can’t… go on…

    Too… much… surprise…

  3. historiophiliac - Feb 4, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Steak & Shake!

  4. Ben - Feb 4, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    No mention of Jon Heyman this whole article. Very strange. Very strange indeed.

    • eshine76 - Feb 4, 2013 at 4:02 PM

      I appreciate how he used Enrique Rojas in an attempt to throw everyone off of his scent… or should I say stench?? Very crafty.

  5. ugglasforearms - Feb 4, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!

  6. philliesblow - Feb 4, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    In that pic Boas sure looks like William Shattner. Wonder if Boras is going to have to settle for a Priceline name your own price contract for Papa Grande.

  7. chacochicken - Feb 4, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    So, what’s it going to take to put Jose Valverde in your bullpen today?

    • Kevin Gillman - Feb 4, 2013 at 5:08 PM

      What comes first, Valverde getting a contract or Michael Bourn firing Scott Boras as agent?

  8. harvupdyke - Feb 4, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Thank god he’s out of Detroit. There was never a bigger farce than his 50 saves 2 years ago.

    Roll dam Tigers.

  9. seahawks80 - Feb 4, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Boras is DB

  10. ken1lutheran - Feb 5, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    It seems to me that at some point teams just say, “Oh, Boras represents him? What other players are available?”

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