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Scott Boras doesn’t disappoint at winter meetings, compares Wei-Yin Chen to Tom Glavine
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Media members scrambledat MLB’s winter meetingsWednesdayas one of the most polarizing men in baseball walked through the lobby of theGaylord Opryland Resort.No, not commi sionerRob Manfred or chief baseball officerJoe Torre, it was superagent Scott Boras, who has netted some of the biggest contracts in league history.The agentis also famous for causing headaches with franchises over player worth and most recently an innings-pitched debacle with https://www.astrosedges.com/houston-astros/mike-scott-jersey his clients Matt Harvey andJose Fernandez.MORE: Top available MLB free agents |Di secting Boras’ agent speakHas anyone seen Scott Boras? #WinterMeetings pic.twitter.com/Jnkml2dhv0 Jim Hayes (@TheCatOnFox) December 9, 2015The 63-year-olddid not disappoint Wednesday,as he started by lauding free-agent pitcher(and client)Wei-Yin Chen.Wei-Yin Chen is a guy that’s had two ERAs in Baltimore of (3.54) below two years in a row,” Boras said. “You have to go back a long time to find a Baltimore pitcher who’s done that in that offensive ballpark. … The last two years his ERA is lower againstAL Eastteams thanDavid Price, so that tells you how good of a pitcher he is.Giants would like a SP at a reasonable salary. Scott Boras just compared Wei-Yin Chen to Tom Glavine. Use this information as you see fit. Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) December 9, 2015Those are big words, but Boras is great at his job. More than 70 clients have his services, including Alex Rodriguez andMax Scherzer, who landed long-term contracts valued over $ Andy Pettitte Jersey 200 million thanks toBoras’ negotiations.The Boras client in the forefront of negations this winter is sluggerChris Davis, whom Boras glorifies asone of the best available home run hitters in the game. What is a player like Davisworth? Boras shot down reports thata $150 million deal was on the table for Davis.”My job is really to take information,” Boras said. “Unle s Chris directs me to, we usually keep the door open for everyone to listen and advance what they want to advance. I think when you put time frames on this, it really prevents maybe the better idea, the new idea, that sometimes puts deals together.Boras wasanimated when talking about how MLB’squalifying offer system impaired Matt Wieters, who re-signed with Baltimore,but was reserved when pre sed aboutFernandez’s recovery from Tommy John surgery and a po sible production cut in Miami.”I’m just real happy he is healthy, he’s throwing 98 mph and is pitching great. Doctor did a great job,” Boras told Omnisport afterthe media scrum Mike Scott Jersey di sipated.If Boras is happy, that might not be a good thing for the Marlins.