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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Scott Boras fires back at MLB

Baseball mega-agent Scott Boras is not pleased with some recent claims levied by Major League Baseball regarding his business practices.

In an official statement issued on Tuesday, the MLB addressed the frigid free agent market this offseason by accusing agents of overpricing their clients. They also claimed that some still-unsigned free agents had “nine-figure” offers on the table. You can read more about the saga here.

Speaking with Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports several hours later, Boras fired back with a direct rebuttal of the league’s claims. Here is what he had to say:

It sounds like Boras’ main gripe here is that nobody but the individual teams should have information about the terms of any deals offered to players — certainly not the league due to possible concerns of collusion.

Regardless, many elite free agents are still without a team despite the calendar now having flipped to February (like Jake Arrieta, Eric Hosmer, Yu Darvish, and Greg Holland to name a few). That is certainly an anomaly compared to winters past where the cream of the crop would usually put ink to paper by December, and these fighting words from both sides likely aren’t helping any.

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