I believe player agent Scott Boras has serious conflicts of interest as both anagent and as a lawyer.Maybe my small cry in the wilderness is beginning to have some effect.
Baseball’s super-agent Scott Boras has his annual off-season conflict of interest problem, and as usual, neither Major League Baseball, nor the Players’ Union, nor the legal profession, not his trusting but foolish clients seem to care.
Once again, zero sum conflicts
If Gerrit Cole starts a trend, I’ll join another one that will be starting shortly thereafter: finding something better to do with my time and money than following baseball.
I hate these guys.
America was founded on the concept that liberty and freedom are the most important values in human life. Bryce Harper’s response to the Washington Nationals was a rejection of these values in favor of the ego gratification gained from the numbers on a contract.
This will not end well. It can’t end well.
This is why it’s called “hardball.”
The lesson of the Kris Bryant dispute is that sometimes the result that seems the least fair is also the right one.
If the player agents, who know they are conflicted, are so greedy that they continue to operate as if the conflicts don’t exist, the players unions, or the leagues, or the agents association, or the law, needs to stop them.