Ian O'Connor, sportswriter for Foxsports.com, has made it very clear that it is not the Yankees fault that Alex Rodriguez doesn't have a World Series ring, but rather Scott Boras'. He really opened my eyes to how an agent can have such power over the outcome of a baseball season, let's take a look shall we?
Title- Hey Boras, biggest deal isn't always best
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Alex Rodriguez will win a contract that will let him clear out half the jewelry stores in America. Meanwhile, his agent will ensure that he never wears the one ring money cannot buy.
Scott Boras' evil plan
Step 1. Get A-Rod a lot of money
Step 2. Make sure he never ever comes close to a WS ring.
That basically cancels out LA, Boston, New York, Chicago, and any other really good teams that wanted A-Rod in the offseason. I'm glad someone finally foiled Boras' plan, he's probably going to ship A-Rod off to Tampa or something.
Before the body of Joe Torre's work was cold in the Bronx, Boras was already trying to beat the manager out of town.
You proved this in no way, shape, or form. You simply made an eerie sentence that would capture your reader's attention, however untrue it might be.
The superagent did a series of interviews promoting A-Rod as an asset more valuable to baseball than green grass and blue skies
A-Rod's career outlook to date- On pace to break most hallowed records in the sports history, like all of them.
Valuable? Very freaking much.
But for all the $252 million phrases Boras throws around like wet clubhouse towels, the man has long had trouble spitting out the c-word.
Championship. Scott Boras rarely talks about a championship, which is a chief reason why A-Rod's never won one.
Ahhh, I forgot, Boras controls the fate of the playoffs. It couldn't of been the 3 game lead blown in the 2004 ALCS, or the four straight playoff bounces. It all boils down to Scott Boras simply not speaking of a championship. That trickster, I should ask him to put Orioles and World Series in the same sentence.
Start with Boras' decision to send his free agent to Texas following the 2000 season. Rodriguez wanted to play for the Mets, his boyhood team. He wanted to steal New York from those charmed princely hands belonging to Derek Jeter, the shortstop who had just beaten the Mets in the World Series. A-Rod told his friends, his relatives and his agent the very same thing - I want to be a Met.
You're freakin **** man, stop talking like your A-Rod's girlfriend or something. Those charmed, princely hands.......what in the world???? I'm pretty sure if A-Rod wanted to be a Met, he would have been. In all reality, he's the player, he decides where he plays. He's not on some Scott Boras leash or something. Texas offered him the most money, soooo, he went to Texas.
Boras made him a Ranger. No, the Mets never made A-Rod an offer. But they would've made him an offer if they thought Boras was sincere about serving his client's baseball interests rather than feeding his own insatiable ego
Jesus, you made me write all of that, and come to find out, the Mets never even made him an offer. Of course, that is Boras' fault. Again, what the hell are you talking about?
So the agent found a sucker in Tom Hicks, and convinced the Texas owner that a quarter billion dollars over 10 years wasn't good enough. Boras needed another two million bucks so he could brag at cocktail parties that he doubled Kevin Garnett's record $126 million contract with the Timberwolves.
That Tom Hicks, what a doof. He signed the best player in baseball to the biggest contract. What a freakin moron!!!! You have completely been making stuff up this whole article. None of these little facts you are busting out to make Scott Boras look like a dikchead are true. Grow up Ian.
A-Rod spent three years of his prime in last place, miserable in a market where football is king. In his heart of hearts, Boras knew all along that A-Rod and Hicks would never share a convertible ride in any World Series parade. He just fooled both of them into believing otherwise.
A-Rod is obviously still in his prime, so whatever, that's stupid. And again, lying, you need to get some serious help.
Before Hicks figured it out, Boras added insult to insult by sticking him with Chan Ho Park for $65 million. Even A-Rod wasn't buying that.
I really like how you make A-Rod out to look like some manipulative 16 year old girl. It's a little weird and kind of obsessive in a way, but I'll leave you to it.
To free him from this Faustian deal, Boras sold A-Rod to the Yankees and left Hicks to pick up the tab. The agent wore a great big smile after that move, figuring he'd just guaranteed that Rodriguez would get the money and the rings.
I thought you said Boras was doing everything in his power to keep a ring of A-Rod's finger. By the way, the Rangers sold A-Rod to the Yankees, not Boras. He doesn't play for Boras, Boras WORKS for him.
But not enough was made of the sacrifice along the way. Rodriguez was scheduled to go down as the greatest shortstop of them all, and Boras' greed cost him that chance.
Now he'll have to go down as the greatest shortstop and third baseman. What a prick you are, Boras.
The agent turned A-Rod into a third baseman, the equivalent of turning Joe Montana into a slot back.
?????????????????? uhmmm, no?
That $252 million deal is suddenly a '59 Edsel. Boras wants a new contract worth somewhere between $300 to $400 million, and he'll take half a billion if he can get it.
I would take a half a billion too. Mr. O'Connor, you know you would too.
Of course, there's nothing wrong with seeking the best deal for your client; that's what an agent's supposed to do. But the best deal isn't always the biggest deal, and Boras' brilliant, beautiful mind has never been sharp enough to make that distinction.
So what would be the best deal then, if it's not the one offering you the most money? I'm bewildered, stunned, and annoyed by what your saying.
Boras just put Angels owner Arte Moreno and other potential suitors on notice that A-Rod will likely cop-out - I mean, opt out - of his deal. And if that happens, Yankees GM Brian Cashman is cashing out.
No, not the Angels!!!! They have absolutely no chance of winning a series in the next ten years!! God forbid they get that one bat in the middle of the lineup that would put them over the top. Errrr, wait. That could be A-Rod, couldn't it?
If nothing else, Rodriguez outplayed Jeter in the Division Series loss to the Indians, and didn't completely crap out like he did in the Division Series losses to the Tigers and Angels. Sometimes progress comes in small, painful increments.
It's more like slumps come in small, but heavily noticed incriments. 15 postseason at bats a year and he's slowly making progress? Get a grip dude, you really are dumb.