Just spoke to Scott Boras about Derek Lowe. His sales pitch as far as the Yankees are concerned: Look at the postseason.
Lowe is 5-5 with a 3.33 ERA in 21 postseason starts. Since 2004, he is 4-1, 3.07.
“He wants to play on a winning team,” Boras said. “It’s hard to find pitchers who can perform in the postseason. It’s extraordinary what he has done.”
As the Yankees look for two pitchers, Lowe could be a better (and cheaper) alternative than A.J. Burnett. He probably would command a contract for fewer years as well.
Boras also talked a bit about the election and made an interesting point. He believes that teachers should be treated with more respect in the United States.
“College professors are held in high esteem and the same should be true of elementary and high school teachers,” he said. “I was the beneficiary of an athletic scholarship. We should offer some of our best minds scholarships with the intent on them becoming teachers. You’re talking about the future of our children.”