Rodriguez generating mixed reactions
The possibility of Alex Rodriguez in a Boston Red Sox uniform is looking a little dicey.
With a supposed 5:00 PM deadline looming today, the possibility of A-Rod in a Red Sox uniform is looking a little dicey. With that in mind, here are a couple of reactions to things I wrote last week on the subject:
- Jim: I'm a diehard Braves fan and I can tell by your
article that you really don't care for Scott Boras.
I'm sure you already know my position on the guy. If
you want to get right down to the simple basics, Scott
Boras is a very good agent for the players he
represents. Greg Maddux made $14.75 million last year,
and Boras had made all sorts of record breaking deals
(Kevin Brown and A-Rod). But the man, along with the
players' union, is destroying baseball and its
economics. I might want Boras to represent me if I
were a player, because he can no doubt get me more
money than anyone else. But as a fan, the man might be
indirectly responsible for a large number of the
problems in baseball today. I'm sure all he told Alex
Rodriguez, who was more than likely willing to sign
for the chicken feed amount of $125 million that the
Mariners offered him, was that he could get him much
more than that somewhere else. Boras isn't the one who
has to play in the bottom of the division for 10 years
because he made a deal that was almost impossible to
get out of.
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