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Postby rlee » Sat Dec 04, 2004 7:34 pm

I was reading this morning where Boras reportedly says the asking price for JD Drew will be a 5 year, $50 million contract. Which, to me, seems pretty stout 8-o

I t struck me that Boras likes to play the ultimate waiting game with all of his clients, like Pudge last year. My thought was that this may be effective if you have only one or two big names, but this year he has a bunch - Beltre, Beltran, Drew, Millwood, Veritek, Maggs, Lowe (I'm sure I missed several). :-?

Do you think this tactic may backfire when he represents so many potentially appealing players, or will it be to his benefit? I think it may backfire.
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Postby DK » Sat Dec 04, 2004 7:36 pm

Boras is the best sports agent in the world, period. No matter what happens, it'll work for him and his clients.
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Postby swarmee » Sat Dec 04, 2004 8:16 pm

You're going to tell me that people aren't going to meet Boras's prices for his clients? I don't see that happening. Boras has a relative monopoly on baseball talent this year, and will find lucrative deals for all his clients, IMO. I loved the ESPN article about what his answering machine must be like right now. It was so true.
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Postby LBJackal » Sat Dec 04, 2004 9:06 pm

Boras will get every penny he can out of teams interested in his players. And even money from some teams for players they don't even want, like he did with the Yankees and Travis Lee. He's good at what he does and for us to speculate that he's doing something wrong seems foolish.
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Postby tlef316 » Sat Dec 04, 2004 9:21 pm

LBJackal wrote:Boras will get every penny he can out of teams interested in his players. And even money from some teams for players they don't even want, like he did with the Yankees and Travis Lee. He's good at what he does and for us to speculate that he's doing something wrong seems foolish.


wasnt milwood his client last winter? how did that work out? :-b

seriously though, the guy is a good agent, especially when dealing with the superstar player, who is gonna get their money no matter what. His negotiations regarding borderline clients(milwood, drew, varitek) are weaker. For every team he gets to overpay, he's gonna have egg on his face from a kevin milwoodesque debacle.

All will be forgiven, however, if he makes my avatar come true ;-D
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Postby Zito is God » Sat Dec 04, 2004 9:23 pm

Boras is the best agent ever. he knows what hes doing. And its been working for him for so many clients, why doubt him now?

I am planning to major in sports management next year, I assume Boras will be brought up in many examples by my proffessors.
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Postby LBJackal » Sat Dec 04, 2004 9:26 pm

There will be some duds, but that comes with the territory when you have players hold off for bigger money. If he caved on Millwood too early he would lose some of his reputation, IMO. He knows what he's doing. Overall the Millwood deal might not have been great but it sends a message to teams I think. They know he isn't bullshitting them, he really will hold off for more money. I really don't know all the intracacies of how he works but if there's anybody I'd trust to be my agent, it's Boras.
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Dec 04, 2004 9:42 pm

Boras may be the best sport agent in the world but if he pulls 5 years and 10 million per guaranteed for Drew he's a magician. I don't see it happening unless 1 or 2 years are guaranteed and the rest work by means of vesting options. No one will commit to Drew for 5 years.

Same for Beltran to a lesser extent. Not even the Yankees will commit to Beltran for 10 years.
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Postby tlef316 » Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:22 am

Zito is God wrote:Boras is the best agent ever. he knows what hes doing. And its been working for him for so many clients, why doubt him now?

I am planning to major in sports management next year, I assume Boras will be brought up in many examples by my proffessors.


do some research on law schools. make sure its what you want. You dont want to commit to such a specialized major only to realize you dont like it/arent cut out for it 2 years in. Trust me, i have alot of pre-med friends that are dealing with this right now.

I've also been looking into a sports related career(History major, minors in business and Crim. justice) but i figured id keep all my options open.

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Re: Boras Clients

Postby eftda » Sun Dec 05, 2004 3:47 am

DK wrote:Boras is the best sports agent in the world, period. No matter what happens, it'll work for him and his clients.


i'm willing to debate but I dont have the stats :-P

But the guy who is Mike Tysons agent.. IMO, hes the best.
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