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Boras: Aggressive market for Teixeira

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Nov 04, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

110408_14531.jpgScott Boras stopped to talk to writers in the lobby and said that the market for 1B Mark Teixeira was “one of the most aggressive” he could remember.

He suggested that Manny Ramirez is the same kind of “transcendent” hitter as Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez and deserves a contract that would take him to the age of 42 like they received.

 
 

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37 Responses to “Boras: Aggressive market for Teixeira”

  1. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 4th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Typical Boras posturing, the only teams who would be willing to pay Tex are the Yanks/Sox and Angels.

  2. Bob November 4th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Well if Boras said it it must be true

  3. yankee21 November 4th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    What else would one expect Boras to say regarding his client?

    It is the epitomy of a non-news event.

  4. raymagnetic November 4th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    The Mets could make a move on Teix if they want to and trade Delgado to a team looking for a 1B on a short term basis. Baltimore might try to sign him as well.

  5. BX 12 Fordham Rd November 4th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    It would be great if Boras also disappeared on January 20, 2009

  6. R+ November 4th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    I give Boras credit… he is able to attach a leash to these high profile multi-millionaires and turn them into Zombies.

  7. jonnycat November 4th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Boras also followed-up by saying that he did a lot of crack in the bathroom before coming out to be interviewed

  8. YANKS IN 2010 November 4th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    AJ Burnett

    He’s always injured 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2007)
    He’s only 11 games over .500 for his career
    He pitched the most innings he has ever pitched last year (220+)

    Someone please explain to me why the Yankees would want AJ Burnett….

  9. Quilvio Imposter November 4th, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Boras spews so much BS that he probably starts to believe it himself after a while.

    Listening to his interview with Kay last week, the guy is just a snake– he words things so well and is so shady, its amazing.

    He never gets the contract he initially says he is looking for, but he still has the players/media always eating out of his hands year after year. Smart man and a rich man.

  10. Alfred November 4th, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Scott Boras’ pimpled face with all the millions he’s got, he can’t afford to go to the dermatologist.

  11. Mark in Tampa November 4th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Pavano in ‘04:

    18-8 3.00ERA, 10 less hits than IP, 16HR, 1 BB every 4.53 IP

    Burnett in ‘08:

    18-10 4.07ERA, 10 less hits than IP, 19HR, 1BB every 2.56 IP

    Besides not having to face Burnett 4 times per year, WHY?

  12. Tomy Gun November 4th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    I can’t wait for the “mystery” team to emerge with a ten year 200 million dollar deal. :-)

  13. Sevendust November 4th, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    2010,

    Because he is better than Sheets, Perez, Dempster, Garland etc.

    If we don’t get CC, we have to keep all of our options open. Burnett may not be the best option but in Cashman’s eyes, if its between him and Aceves/Kennedy in the rotation, he will take his chances with Burnett. Atleast there is some upside there if he stays healthy. He isin’t going into 2009 with the same patchwork rotation he had in 2008, not with $88 mil off the books moving into a new stadium.

  14. Bronx Jeers November 4th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    I’ve always heard rumors as to the potency of the “California grass” but this confirms it!

  15. Mark in Tampa November 4th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    “Scott Boras stopped to talk to writers in the lobby and said that the market for 1B Mark Teixeira was “one of the most aggressive” he could remember.”

    Perhaps he has mis-rememberance issues as well.

  16. RalphieD (Cant' Wait for Spring Training) November 4th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    “Scott Boras’ pimpled face with all the millions he’s got, he can’t afford to go to the dermatologist”

    ???…

  17. Peter Abraham November 4th, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    These anti-Boras comments always make me laugh.

    If your son was a great player who was a free agent, would you want his agent saying anything different than what Scott says?

    The guy works hard for his clients, which is what his job is. He’s not responsible for the rest of baseball, only his clients.

  18. Forntoso November 4th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Well, if we don’t get CC then who will pitch for us next year?

    Wang, Joba (innings limits), Hughes (innings limits), ????, ???? Mussina will surely retire like Pete said. And who knows about Pettitte.

    There is nothing on the trade market outside of Peavy, there is no Santana this year.

  19. Iris November 4th, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    no. The mutts just said they do not plan on trading delgado. Maybe that changes.

  20. YANKS IN 2010 November 4th, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Because he is better than Sheets, Perez, Dempster, Garland etc.
    _______________

    I understand he is an excellent pitcher when he is healthy…I just don’t think he is going to stay healthy

    So the fairer comparison is would you rather have one of the above (excluding sheets since the same issues are there) or Kennedy/Aceves?

  21. BX 12 Fordham Rd November 4th, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Tex is going to love playing for Dubai

  22. Mark in Tampa November 4th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    “Well, if we don’t get CC then who will pitch for us next year?”

    That is the kind of thinking that leads to huge contracts for mediocre talent that become an albatross later on. Maybe Burnett is the best guy for the Yanks to get, maybe they can get him at a relatively reasonable rate(15-16M). But, no way I would advocate a CC or Santana-like deal because we need someone if CC goes elsewhere.

  23. Mark in Tampa November 4th, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Pete,

    Sure Boras gets top dollar for his players, but his reputation for questionable tactics is well deserved, at least from what filters down to our ears. Maybe all agents are just like Boras, but less public about it. But, a lot of players have made a lot of money with other agents as well. If you have the talent, care about how you are viewed, and don’t need the very last dollar; there are agents who can get you a great contract.

  24. saucY (go PSU) November 4th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    he sure looks like a villian in that picture… dr. claw or something…

  25. bodhisattva November 4th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    R+
    November 4th, 2008 at 6:29 pm
    I give Boras credit… he is able to attach a leash to these high profile multi-millionaires and turn them into Zombies.

    Yeah. Makes a great epitaph

  26. terry from NH November 4th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    If the Yanks don’t get CC, then Peavy becomes important, but he will probably be dealt by the time CC decides anyways. Peavy is a NL pitcher, but he has some great pitches and is young still. Only thing is Peavy is attainable with prospects and money. Burnett would be an option obviously.

  27. Glenn November 4th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Ever the brash talker, Boras underestimates how budget conscious most teams are which bodes well for the Yankees who will not bid against themselves with the state of the economy being what it is.
    Teams are keenly aware of not raising ticket and concession prices and keeping fans away from the ballpark.

  28. hurricane boy November 4th, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    WITH THE WAY THE ECONOMY IS, IF YOURE A GOOD PLAYER YOU NEED SCOTT BORAS!!!

  29. jennifer November 4th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    I don’t believe that slim ball as far as I could throw him. Which isn’t very far.

  30. pat November 4th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    I never understand the Boras hate. He’s a smart business man who knows how to work the system. He’s a self made man who excels at what he does and only has as much power as the owners/GM allow him to have.

  31. James November 4th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    I know it doesn’t make sense for the yankees to pursue a corner outfielder, especially one that would most likely clash with the manager, but I’m finding it near impossible to not want Manny to get signed by yankees. Just watching him stick it to the sox every time they met would be worth it, the curse of the bambino part two. Thinking of him and arod back to back in a batting order is unreal… I really don’t like him (the posing for HR’s, the act, the fielding) and yet, want him on the team.

  32. Reacher November 4th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    James,

    Hank and I both agree with you.

  33. Reacher November 4th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Boras does the job for his clients as well if not better than anyone. He will even take the pie in the face if it serves his client’s best interests.

  34. David November 4th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Age, fielding ability, and attitude say we should sign Teixera to a long-term contract but not Ramirez.

  35. 86w183 November 4th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    AJ Burnett has made 112 starts the last four years. Not great, but certainly 28 starts/yr is not in the category of “hurt all the time”. He excelled this year against the Yanks and Sawx and seems to love the attention that goes with a packed house for games like that.

    No question he’s risky, but almost all FA pitchers are. I prefer high risk/high reward to average risk/average reward. Of course it’s not my money!

  36. Khoa November 5th, 2008 at 1:09 am

    Check out the shirt! Looks like Boras is a fan of the BeDazzler!

  37. Troy November 5th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Frigging sign Teixeira, please


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