Agent Scott Boras – Tanking, MLB’s ‘competitive cancer’, led to Atlanta Braves World Series title

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Baseball’s most influential actor said the sport was a victim of a “competitive cancer” caused by veteran selection teams to accumulate draft picks, and that Atlanta Braves‘The World Series title is a direct result of hitting tanks.

During an outdoor press conference in front of a steakhouse at general manager meetings, Scott Boras supported the players union’s request for changes to the collective bargaining agreement that expires on May 1. 12. The sport is gearing up for a lockdown that will be baseball’s ninth but first since 1995.

“This is the Easter bunny delivering rotten eggs,” Boras said on Wednesday. “Every team said, ‘I need to do this because that’s my only option, knowing I can’t reach the divisional title, I can’t make it to the knockout stages.”

Atlanta made a series of acquisitions in July and won its first World Series title since 1995.

“We saw the championship in 60 days,” he said. “The rules allow them to become a team of under 500 on August 1 and add four players, five players from teams that no longer want to play and, at a very low cost, change the entire team and season. their prize.

“And we’ve seen this take a toll on teams that create with great expense, planning and intelligence and have won more than 100 games. In doing all of this, we’ve done it. understand that a fan won’t know who the team really is until, frankly, the trading deadline.”

Boras is to blame for turning away from restrictions imposed on amateur spending in 2012. The limits come as Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros undertook a painful rebuild that led to the World Series title, informing other clubs of their decision to drop. Boras represents many of the top draft picks and has lost revenue because of the draft signing teams system.

“It creates momentum for the race to the bottom, because now we have half of the major league teams at some point in the season that are not competitive, at the expense of their players, makes the game and the season very different from what it was intended, and that has an incentive to win every game you play,” he said.

Boras represents five of the eight men on the union’s executive subcommittee: Zack Britton, Gerrit Cole, James Paxton, Max Scherzer and Marcus Semien, who moved his company to Boras last month. Jason Castro, Francisco Lindor and Andrew Miller are other members.

As usual, Boras arrived armed with colorful comparisons and descriptions for his players and several competing teams to sign.

• On freelance agency slugger Nick Castellanos: “I told you all like two years ago, St. Nick is going to bring a lot of presents, and honestly, we’re going to sit back and see which team is naughty and cool.”

• He compares Kris Bryant Sean Connery said that “he has Bond-like abilities to make a great striker.

• Boras expressed satisfaction about the pitcher Carlos Rodon did not receive a qualified offer from Chicago White Sox, as he said it was made to “weigh” free agents.

“We are pursuing a multi-year contract. We will not sign a one-year contract.”

• Former Mets . midfielder Michael Conforto Boras said, has become “King of Queens,” but “now in free agency, he’s like the trump card in the hearts of many GMs.” Mets president Sandy Alderson responded: “Those remarks I would describe as a tough guy in a house of cards.”

• As for the Semien midfielder: “He’s got the charge in the box and kind of, you know, he’s isolating the midfield. So he’s really a modern day Semien conductor, and all We all know that there is a worldwide chip shortage.”

• Closing Corey Seager is “like a rock,” said Boras. “Of course, his parents know this. That’s why they named him Corey.”

• On the Mets, the search for the general manager has dragged on: “Well, there’s 29 teams with big cars there and they’re filling up. Now, maybe when you look back at the old adage, ‘What? make the big apple cart upset?’ And maybe it’s pretty unattended at the moment. I’m sure that will be there, and we know that in our shopping centers we very much welcome big apple carts,” Alderson said. : “So he changed the supermarket metaphor to something of a vehicle, I guess, and I wasn’t really prepared to answer. I had a great answer to the question.” about the supermarket, but I’ll keep it to myself.”

When asked if New York is a stable institution, Alderson said: “I think we’re working towards a stable environment.”

• On the possibility of a free agent in February or March at the end of the potential signing freeze that could come with a lock: “Talent is steak, and I don’t really care about dinner What time is it.”

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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