Showing posts with label Scott Boras. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scott Boras. Show all posts

Friday, January 29, 2010

Heyman: Damon Turned Down $6M

"In a last-ditch effort late last week after Damon himself called the team, Cashman, one of baseball's best dealmakers, tried floating a contract of $6 million with $3 million deferred at no interest (with the promise it would be cleared with team boss Hal Steinbrenner, who was about to return from his honeymoon). But Damon wasn't moved enough to respond." - Jon Heyman
Well it seems Johnny D had his chance to come back but wanted more money elsewhere. I personally do no think he will get more than 6 million and if he does is it worth more than playing in New York, where he just won a championship and is a fan favorite.

Greed takes Damon out of pinstripes; we loved having ya, Johnny but we wanted you back.

The Yankees, Writers and Fans

As a Yankee fan for all of my 55 years I have always found the relationship between writers, the Yankees and the fans fascinating in that one moment all three are on the same page and the next at least 2 of the 3 are at each other's throats.
The latest story involves Johnny Damon, Brian Cashman, Scott Boros and Mike Lupica. Lupica has gone back and forth on the Yankees, both criticizing and praising the team for their many moves through the years. This time he has made Cashman his personal pinata. Lupica says that Damon isn't a Yankee because of Cashman's ego. Is this the same Cashman that has been ripped and blasted by Yankee heirarchy and had to swallow his ego every time? In my corner Brian Cashman is as professional as you get. No leaks from him and a Yankee through and through. Why is it that Boros and Damon get the free ride. Boros has no soul when it comes to contracts for "his" players. The teams are always the villain. Now let me get this straight. It's OK to bash the Yankees for their high payroll but , when the team tries to stay at a certain number, they are heartless and greedy. And the fans, the fickle Yankee fans, call Hal Steinbrenner greedy because he will "keep the extra 4 million that would have been paid Damon". Now that is drop dead funny. The "boys" spend 200 million, donate $500,000 to Haiti but they are greedy? Now I am all for players making money. They entertain us and help fans get away from the doldrums of everyday life. More power to them but, c'mon, they make millions of dollars per year, never have to lift a suitcase and receive over $100 per day meal money. Now that's tough! So let's put things in perspective. Cashman's job is to put the best Yankee team on the field, and to stay within some type of budget. Damon's job is to play baseball and Boros, well his job is to squeeze every last dollar out of a team using any means he can. So now we know three of the subjects and what their goal is. But Lupica, well he has the easiest job of the four. He can sit behind his monitor and write whatever he wants. Because he is a sportswriter. Who, though he has a great job that almost any Yankee would love, has this syndrome that he is the over worked underpaid guy who is the conscience of baseball. Hah! Let me say this, just be consistent in your views Lupica. I know you can but how about a little consistency with your words.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Damn You Scott Boras!

14 Free Agents are represented by Scotty B this offseason. Along with that he also devours plump Germans boys in the secluded "Black Forrest" of Deutschland. Those are the two reasons why I hate Scott Boras. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A-Rod Fires Boras- or Does He?

This morning it was reported that A-Rod had fired Superagent/Jackass Scott Boras in favor of more Hollywood-type agent Guy Oseary. I was very happy with this news. I have never liked Boras and I thought A-Rod's firing of him was a step in the right direction, but then I saw this. Now it is being reported that Oseary is simply A-Rod's second agent, and Boras will still be handling baseball business. I guess A-Rod's ego is so big that he needs two agents to manage it.

Monday, December 17, 2007

A-Rod and Boras Not Talking

Is it just me, or does everything A-Rod does seem like the actions of a twelve year-old girl? When was the last time a professional athlete gave someone the silent treatment? I hate Scott Boras and would love to see A-Rod fire him, but the silent treatment? A-Rod, why don't you just tell him that he's a douche and he can go fuck himself? You are a 32 year-old man, act like one.