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Scott Boras' idea for helping clients avoid PEDS

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09:20 AM ET 02.10 | Kudos to agent Scott Boras for saying he will open a private fitness clinic in South Florida for his clients who are based there, most of whom are Latin Americans. Boras has represented many players with links to PEDs -- which agent hasn't? -- but is sincere in encouraging players to avoid that temptation, which he long has stated works against superstars because it shortens their careers.

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February 10, 2013  09:47 AM ET
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PEDS has advanced the career of Boras tremendously and has made him extremely wealthy. Boras owes a long standing debt to the use of PEDS. Now he tries to steer players in another direction? Please.

Exactly. Want to see him do the biggest dance of his life, make a rule that says once an agent has represented a player or players that test positive for PEDS, then they are no longer certified to represent a player in MLB contract negotiations.


Tie this nonsense to agents and see where it goes.

February 10, 2013  10:28 AM ET

Mark my words, there's an angle somewhere for him. The next thing he does for anyone but himself will be the FIRST THING he's EVER done for anyone but himself.

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February 10, 2013  10:55 AM ET
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Mark my words, there's an angle somewhere for him.

Yep... It's another reason for him to convince a team to bid against themselves for a player.

February 10, 2013  11:14 AM ET
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Mark my words, there's an angle somewhere for him. The next thing he does for anyone but himself will be the FIRST THING he's EVER done for anyone but himself.

Playing devils advocate here but the last time I looked this is a Capitalistic system we live in so why can't he get the largest pie he can for his cients and in turn a slice of that pie for himself?

It is his job, no?

February 10, 2013  11:29 AM ET
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Playing devils advocate here but the last time I looked this is a Capitalistic system we live in so why can't he get the largest pie he can for his cients and in turn a slice of that pie for himself? It is his job, no?

In open, competitive, free markets, products are sold at a price that reflects their value. In the case of Scott Borass clients, something goes very wrong.

Buyer beware.

February 10, 2013  12:28 PM ET

Atta Boy, Scootioddo, a clinic in South Florida, so Uncle Carime can play Gym Instructor!!!

February 10, 2013  01:12 PM ET
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Mark my words, there's an angle somewhere for him.

I don't believe Boras has an altrusitic bone in his body. My first thought was that he wants to take control of the off season conditioning to ensure that his clients don't get caught.

February 10, 2013  02:16 PM ET

He is a shrewd dude.

February 10, 2013  04:44 PM ET

boras has some tough issues to solve,,some of his own clients have been messin up with peds,,and boras would like to hide his head under the ground,,

February 10, 2013  04:45 PM ET
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I don't believe Boras has an altrusitic bone in his body. My first thought was that he wants to take control of the off season conditioning to ensure that his clients don't get caught.

he WANTS but hard to tell with boras greedy mind, should the players trust him???

February 10, 2013  05:00 PM ET
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In open, competitive, free markets, products are sold at a price that reflects their value. In the case of Scott Borass clients, something goes very wrong.Buyer beware.

boras would like to prepare all his clients with any store WHO can have the right vitamins do you believe that?? short playing time means less long term contracts ,less money for boras bank,,,,

February 10, 2013  05:02 PM ET

i won't be surprised IF boras gets a 50% pay cut from those especial vitamins store do you??
means the store should pay boras top comission on any top sales,,,,

February 10, 2013  05:06 PM ET
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The owners knew, the media knew, the fans knew, and no one cared. All of a sudden it's an issue. Just like with politics, people are stupid and follow like sheep

unfortunately yes.

February 10, 2013  05:27 PM ET

Someone mentioned that Boras has a degree in pharmacology. Draw whatever conclusion you want. At a minimum, it's an interesting coincidence.

February 10, 2013  05:28 PM ET
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I don't believe Boras has an altrusitic bone in his body. My first thought was that he wants to take control of the off season conditioning to ensure that his clients don't get caught.

I like your angle, hat. Very interesting.

February 10, 2013  08:16 PM ET
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I don't believe Boras has an altrusitic bone in his body. My first thought was that he wants to take control of the off season conditioning to ensure that his clients don't get caught.

He's just protecting his assets.

 
February 11, 2013  03:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

He is a shrewd dude.

True.

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