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Storylines: Boras upset by comments in ESPN article

Storylines: Boras upset by comments in ESPN article
Agent Scott Boras felt that anonymous execs violated the CBA and "damaged" his clients, free agents Stephen Drew (left) and Kendrys Morales (right). (Photo credit: USATSI)
April 13, 2014
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In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI.

Here are the stories from Sunday, April 13th.

Top Stories

  • According to Jon Heyman of, agent Scott Boras said that the comments made by anonymous executives from around the league in an ESPN article about how much they would pay free agents Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales has "damaged" the players. Boras told Heyman: "It's a clear violation of the CBA. As many as five executives continue to use ESPN as a conduit to violate the collective bargaining agreement. Kendrys Morales and Stephen Drew were damaged by these comments."

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Others News and Notes

  • Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register tweeted that pitcher Joe Blanton has left the A's Triple-A team and may have decided to retire.
  • ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted that executives from around the league think the Diamondbacks could be a team that may look to make some changes early in the season, after their slow start.
  • Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wrote that he believes the Yankees are the best bet to sign free agent reliever Joel Hanrahan.
  • 1500's Derek Wetmore mentioned that he thinks the Twins could be a fit for outfielder Sam Fuld, who was recently designated for assignment by Oakland.

User Comments

Canadian Joe
April 14, 2014 - 12:23 PM EDT
Too bad for you, Scott Boorass. Again you misread the market.
Looks like Ubaldo is using the "Callaway" system to determine his E.R.A. this year.
April 14, 2014 - 12:16 PM EDT
Meh, Boras has to do or say something, as long as his clients remain unsigned this whole fiasco is a black eye for him. He is known to grasp at whatever straw he can so we will see. Other agents have all learned to play his game better than he is, at least lately
matt underwood
April 14, 2014 - 12:06 PM EDT
that sucks scott boras is upset...
April 14, 2014 - 11:47 AM EDT
Yea, poor Scott Boras... :--(

He totally misread the market on these two players and now he's looking for someone to blame rather than looking at himself.
April 14, 2014 - 2:19 AM EDT
Bummer about Blanton...he had a nice run, though.

Also, Boras and his free agents can cry me a river. I am sure they are still sleeping easy on the huge piles of money they have earned over the years--and will earn again after the draft.

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