Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Scott Boras, Used Car Salesman

Is Scott Boras a super player's agent or a used car saleman? The Tigers should sign Johnny Damon because Damon is a big fan of Steve Yzerman? Talk about sucking up to Tigers' owner Mike Ilitch. Yzerman, by the way, probably has a better arm.
Sure, I'd offer Damon a contract. Two years. Two million. Something ridiculously low. Then we'd see how much Johnny Damon loves the Red Wings.
And by the way, Damon would be wise to take it. There is no indication anywhere any team is interested in Damon. And signing him would only enhance the Tigers' well-deserved imagine as lackeys for Boras. Will he help Jim Leyland fill out his lineup card again?



Blogger Barry said...

Pat, as you said it, that it is okay for the Tigers to say no to Mr.Boros. Why, Mr.Boros will be back next year with a batch of new players to offer. If the Tigers sign Damon then why would they trade Granderson in the first place? Sure Jackson is a top prospect but there is no guarantee and Coke has a good arm but they already have two left hand relievers. If Damon is signed then Thomas is sent to AAA. Then either Wells or Ramirez or Boesch gets sent to AA. When need to find out whether any of those can tear up AAA. To see if Thomas and Raburn can cut as a big leaguer.

2:44 PM 
Blogger Core Contrarian said...

I saw a report a few days ago that his demand to the Tigers was $22 million for 2 years and he was still talking about "mystery teams".

One trick pony.

3:29 PM 
Blogger detroit24 said...

You know Pat I honestly hope they sign him. Yes Boras has been way over the top in his'negotiations" in the media. Yes he is a egocentric blowhard that may have lost a lot of steam this year due to his inflated margins for players but..this one actually makes sense for the team. This guy can play the game with the bat. I have always been a fan of Damons ability at the plate. Boras has moved some guys in our direction for a while and for the most part I haven't had a problem with any of them save Sheffield. If this is in fact mutual then I hope it happens. I would love another move for Lopez as well to help the infield. Wouldn't it be nice to know someone with a bat can spell Inge in solid situations? You know like when they need a late run in a game?

3:41 PM 
Blogger Fred Brill said...

You know, Book, I have talked to a lot of people who would like to Damon as a Tiger.

But I ain't one of them.

I haven't heard a compelling argument yet - except that people know who Johnny Damon is and he has a good "baseball name".

Just as Barry stated - "... why would they trade Granderson in the first place?"

I'm sorry for preaching to the choir.

Boras represents everythng bad in what baseball has become. I know you can't respond to this statement, but I'll bet dollars to donuts (or paczkies) he doesn't go out of his way to keep his clients off the roids.

Deals with Boras put us in the situation with Mags and cost us Grandy - but I respect he has to be kept close because of who he could bring to you next.

You're dealing with the devil when you deal with Boras, and in a way - the Tigers lost their sole in Grandy when they made that deal for Mags years ago.

6:55 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

I don't see any of the Tigers ourfield prospects you mentioned as having much long-term potential. Evidently, that's one reason they seemed compelled to want to sign Damon.

4:47 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

Core Contrarian,
Boras is milking this for all it is worth.

4:47 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

Obviously, I feel differently than you do about this, but on the side of signing him is that he is a left-handed hitter with some sting.

4:49 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

Fred Brill,
I agree with you on this name. It's more about Damon's name than his actually playing skill at this stage.

4:50 PM 

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