Personally, I stopped reading after agreeing with the above sentence.
I respectfully disagree. Boras is only a candidate for the face of “what is wrong with the sport of baseball” because you actually see the players’ contracts. Major League Baseball players represent the elite tier of their profession. Compare their salaries to the elite tier of any profession—attorneys, actors, architects, engineers, surgeons, take your pick—and you’ll see that agents like Boras secure remuneration commensurate with talent and achievement. Now, take the bottom-line profits of every Major League Baseball team. Oh. Wait. Nevermind; that’s not publicly available information. Okay, take Bud Selig’s latest compensation figure to be released. $18 million for twelve months spent working for the “best interests of the game.” Still looking for a face of what is wrong with the sport of baseball? Bud’s mug is as good a place to start as anybody’s. #GreedFlowsDownhill
Agreed wholeheartedly with mightyflynn here. Scott Boras is paid for what he’s supposed to do: obtain the best salary for his clients. He would have been chastised and kicked out of the game if players didn’t feel Boras was doing his job. He’s a sports agent who looks out for whom he’s employed by, that’s all. There are no allegiance to teams or owners, especially considering the number one priority of an owner is revenue. Fans would love players to play for what they deem is a fair contract. But when we’re talking about an industry that still operates in a market economy, there’s not much difference with the highest paid actor and the highest paid sports star.