Mazz says super agent Scott Boras is 'full of crap'
Super agent Scott Boras, who represents Jacoby Ellsbury and Xander Bogaerts, calls for the Sox to move Boegarts to second base and thinks Ellsbury will be one of the best free agents on the market this off-season.
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More of a baseball agent for the night Kobe Ellsbury among others. -- comments yesterday that bothered you. Care to discuss Z here's my problem with Boris and I don't dispute that he is excellent at what he does his job is to represent his clients. He sees it solely through their rise he -- a lot of them and he gets maximum dollar. Hey that's the job again. But I have a problem -- people who make no effort really to see the other side and that's report says Mike. He just strictly look at it from his client side. That's kind of story for example okay so -- Ellsbury now. He's -- his gums about how. Ellsbury. Was still recovering from the shoulder injury the beginning of the year. Which may be true. It might be true. This is an obvious attempt to justify the absence of power. That Ellsbury demonstrated in the first half of the season my guess is that I had Ellsbury hit for power this snowblower to come up. Right so there's always an explanation or excuse. From Boris is point of view when you start like this guy now he's going to be a free agent in the fall. And I look at it and say. Yeah but spot. This is the point he's all the time he's only played a 145. Games in consecutive years. Once in his career. And it was forty years ago. Always -- -- nine he's 29 years old kids like twenty isn't theory that all these years of his life. -- can't stay on the field. This is the point like -- that there's -- all their willingness to acknowledge there that his player can't stay healthy. And that's only part of OK give this to me has. Piggybacked on something else to Boris in the last couple days and other if you caught this -- not a within its. Some pick apart -- wrote recently. And that Boris. Asked the Red Sox. To move -- to second base. You've kind of weird yes okay and I -- typically who makes more money third baseman or second baseman third baseman already ever ask that is -- moved to a you know less revenue generating position OK and I asked. Alex -- -- to do some of the research on the salary that the position. Second base is one of the lowest four point nine million dollar average third base is seven point one -- -- one of the highest. Except for the Red Sox have a little bit of oblige him at third base -- guarantee Keeney -- the minor leagues will middle -- now Bogut potentially. So. Boris is argument probably would be well what's the quickest route to the major leagues. And it might be second base that's not. How is it second is well only because it only because it's just the opposite at third base is big gaping hole at third OK except that I look at it and say. Where is the oldest player and the oldest player in terms of ability you're right in terms of ability right. But in terms of the oldest player Dustin Pedroia is 29 years old. And so if you look at the Red Sox infield cynically if you physically and -- Brooks is leakage at -- ticketed. Like all these kids are probably gonna factory in -- is gonna play somewhere long term. Process. It's a huge -- on Dustin Pedroia would Boris does that and I get better and say little load of crap like. -- stock portion represented Dustin Pedroia and keep them here to whatever they know what. And aside from the fact that Pretoria most importantly. Is an excellent year. The second baseman in the game not at the all star game -- delegation about but he's representing the team at the all star game shall secondary isn't -- want to move. Like I just. Like I -- so disingenuous. Everything that the -- his clients. So it's is it and what else is just. Tomorrow -- to second base is I don't think it is and how -- and how much of a jerk. You have to be to call the team and say yeah don't. You should really if you -- source of mine you would -- Bogart's the second parents that's what you would do. And he does this trust me I'm speaking partially from personal experience. He does that the -- these little seeds and tries to persuade people on his side so that this this theory. Becomes reality somewhere along the line and and all that there is there's. Groundswell among people to -- -- to second base. I've seen it. He's him he's a master Aretha master manipulator. Like subliminal -- really likes with the heat and -- said that over and over again to the point where you start believing. And then walked away from and go oh my gosh he had me convinced it's part of what he's part of why he's great at what he does but there's an outlook -- your thinking one. What about Dustin Pedroia hits it would be something like. Well you know Pedroia is 29 years old and a couple years he's going to be -- he's a great LaMont. But brings the same as Pedroia out and don't you know where it's going to be -- -- in the dumpster and the right it's like to look at and civil wait a minute. -- 29 but you want Bogut to replace them old -- 29 and you're telling you want teams to spend -- years and a 160 million dollars on them. I just dogs all full of crap.