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Boras takes a jab at the Jays

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07:34 AM ET 02.24 | When it comes to Toronto's quiet offseason, Scott Boras has a theory -- and it isn't flattering. Jays ownership, the agent said, is preventing the front office from improving the club. "There is no one who has the asset base of Rogers," Boras told FOX Sports on Sunday, referring to Rogers Communications, the Jays' parent company. It's a premium city. It's a premium owner with equity. And it's a very, very good team that with additional premium talent could become a contending team." Boras added, "They're a car with a huge engine that is impeded by a big corporate stop sign ... a successful and committed ownership that needs to give their baseball people financial flexibility." Informed of Boras' comments, Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said, "Our ownership has been outstanding and given us all the resources we need."

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February 24, 2014  07:52 AM ET

Imagine that. Boras taking a jab at someone.

Translation: You need to overpay for my client!

February 24, 2014  08:26 AM ET

The man does seem to enjoy irritating owners and GMs.

February 24, 2014  09:02 AM ET

Does anyone even listen to this guy anymore?

If so, WHY?

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February 24, 2014  09:41 AM ET

Bora$$...... = putz....

February 24, 2014  09:45 AM ET

Looks like nobody wants to talk to Scotty Boy!!!!

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February 24, 2014  10:56 AM ET

Boras is trying very hard on the owners with his harsh words except,,nobody its taking Santana this year!!

February 24, 2014  01:55 PM ET

When Boras's product is over priced, teams will shop elsewhere. The will trade for what the need or sign free agents with lower price tag with agents (not named Boras). Teams are tire of Borass and his overpriced Not so free agents

February 24, 2014  02:02 PM ET

Jays just don't draw enough to support a binge in spending. In the glory days, yes. Nowadays, they draw in the 20's, much too low a number to have a massive payroll. They overspent last season for sub-par talent. Adding more stiffs isn't going to help the cause, much to Boras' chagrin.

February 24, 2014  03:48 PM ET

I may be wrong but this guy needs to keep his head down a bit instea of alienating customers when other agencies are successfully raiding his stables. Jay-Z had a better off-season than Boras. Players are watching and hearing Boras bad mouth teams isn't going to help him keep players.

February 24, 2014  05:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Informed of Boras' comments, Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said, "Our ownership has been outstanding and given us all the resources we need, their only mistake was letting me spend those resources. I mean, did you see those trades I pulled off last season? Talk about clunkers. I should have been fired on the spot."

Ruben Amaro was coaching Anthopoulos on those deals.

February 24, 2014  07:14 PM ET

The anti-Christ of baseball jabs are as ridiculous as the money the MLB puts in his pocket... Please go away Boras, forever...

February 24, 2014  07:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I may be wrong but this guy needs to keep his head down a bit instea of alienating customers when other agencies are successfully raiding his stables. Jay-Z had a better off-season than Boras. Players are watching and hearing Boras bad mouth teams isn't going to help him keep players.

Exactly!

February 24, 2014  10:52 PM ET
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While I would normally be inclined to agree with your sentiment, it's worth noting that he's saying what nearly every Jays fan is thinking right now.

umm... Jays fan here. Not thinking that, they went over the top last summer adding payroll and making blockbuster trades, some of that added payroll only coming into effect this year. It also didn't come together, I think most Jays fans agreed it was a good time to just let things settle. Not to mention, the pitching market this winter was crap.

February 25, 2014  06:08 AM ET

Mark it down: this is the first time I agree with Boras. All Toronto teams are loaded with money and in a big market, the only thing that should be preventing them from signing "names" are the taxes.

February 25, 2014  06:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Mark it down: this is the first time I agree with Boras. All Toronto teams are loaded with money and in a big market, the only thing that should be preventing them from signing "names" are the taxes.

There's also the metric system.

 
February 25, 2014  09:09 AM ET

Boras may be an ****, but he is bang on with this point. Toronto is the 3rd largest MLB city. Also the first and second have multiple teams in New York and LA, so you could possibly argue Toronto is the biggest, non-divided market in MLB. And the Blue Jays region isn't just the GTA, they have a TV network that spans coast to coast in Canada and promotes the team heavily. They essentially have a monopoly on a 35 million person market now that the Expos are gone. They should be spending like the Yankees and Dodgers but instead the pick around the edges and don't want to commit to long term contracts. They were in on Darvish and Fielder but in the end weren't willing to outbid teams for top talent. They 100% lucked out with Bautista and Encarnacion, but then didn't fill out the roster well enough around bargain diamonds in the rough that they found. The Jays can and have to spend with the big boys to get results. Playing the hybrid Tampa Bay Rays but with some money doesn't seem to be working.

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