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Scott Boras denies planting the Jose Valverde-to-Miami rumor

Feb 6, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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The other day there was a report that Jose Valverde and the Miami Marlins were close to a deal. It was immediately — and vehemently — shot down by the Marlins, who took the unusual step of actually saying it was Scott Boras spreading baloney in an effort to create a market for his client.

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald spoke to Boras who says he didn’t do it. He said that when Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes called him, he denied anything imminent between Valverde and the Marlins and said Rojas ran with the story too quickly. Boras went on to add that there is no incentive for him to create a rumor about one of his players linked to a specific team because such a thing would be too easily refuted.

Good point. Boras is the guy who created the “mystery team” concept. It suits his purposes far more for there to be non-named teams falling all over themselves to sign his guys. If he puts a name to it that uncertainty is lost.

Or that’s what he wants us to think …

God, the offseason is so confusing.


  1. mazblast - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Boras is a known liar. The Marlins “management” is entirely known liars.

    You decide who’s lying.

    • historiophiliac - Feb 6, 2013 at 11:18 AM


      • vallewho - Feb 6, 2013 at 11:23 AM

        What about the people who write lies for a living?

      • historiophiliac - Feb 6, 2013 at 11:34 AM

        Ok, were you wanting “all” or something?

    • Old Gator - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:53 PM

      Yeah, and Johnny Appleseed had nothing to do with the old orchard up at my summer sleepaway camp in Massachusetts.

    • badintent - Feb 6, 2013 at 11:53 PM

      Disinformation is the art /not science of messing with your enemy’s head.Boras worked for the CIA in his first life. And Yes. his nose is growing.

  2. qcubed3 - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Scott Boras doesn’t spread baloney, he creates new strains of baloney, which are so theoretically tasty, Owners lose their minds to get some . . . . must have baloney, will sign 4, no wait, 5 year contracts for some of that, sweet, sweet, meat.

    • historiophiliac - Feb 6, 2013 at 11:50 AM

      You mean “steak.”

  3. deathmonkey41 - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Don’t be so quick to cast dispersions on Scott Boras. It’s very likely that the guy who started these rumors is hanging out with Nicole Brown Simpson’s real killer.

    • Old Gator - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:51 PM

      Does he maybe have my missing Nicole Brown Simpson Pez dispenser? I’ve been looking for it all day.

      • badintent - Feb 6, 2013 at 11:59 PM

        after watching the doc on the PI(ex detective) and his idea that Simpson’s kid (professional chef with his own knife set) killed the ex and Goldman, I gotta say it could have been him, not Dad.The timeline is very real as well.

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