Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Scott Boras: 'Non-Competitive Cancer' Ruining Baseball

Uber-Agent Scott Boras must be unable to make his car payments. Over 130 free-agents remain un-signed in the Winter Of Our Discontent. According to Boras, it's the stinginess of baseball owners that's to blame. Said Boras, "I’ve never seen anything like it, not like this. We have a non-competitive cancer that’s ruining the fabric of this sport. And until we change the system, this is going to continue." Now, Old Scotty's rhetoric might be a bit over-the-top, but his essential point is irrefutable. Why else would J.D. Martinez—the perfect fit for a thump-less Red Sox team—still be out there? A lot of the "big names" were traded (Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna, Christian Yelich, Andrew McCutchen), which depressed the market for the remaining big-bopper free-agents. It's a real problem, which may get worse next year if many players sign one-year deals—throwing them together with Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Josh Donaldson.