Scott Boras insisted to ESPNNewYork today that he was not singling out the Mets owners in his comments to the Times.
The agent just believes in a general sense that major-market teams have a duty to their fans to spend at competitive levels.
“I didn’t speak of anyone’s name,” Boras said. “I didn’t speak of anyone’s franchise.”
Original Post 08:00 AM
According to a report in the New York Times, agent Scott Boras strongly suggested that baseball and the Mets themselves would be best served if the Wilpons were replaced.
“The major franchises who are getting the majority of revenues should provide a product, or an attempt at a product, that has the near-highest payrolls commensurate with the markets they are in.”
“If a player does not perform for the betterment of their team, then teams bring in other players. On the other side, there has to be an equation where there are requirements for ownership to perform at certain levels, and if they don’t, they would lose their right to own a club and be replaced. I believe if we do that, we’re going to have a better game.”
No doubt that Boras is feeling the pinch with the Mets unable to bid up his clients during the last two offseasons.
Several months ago, Boras poked at Mets ownership when he said the Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers “used to shop in the steaks aisle, and now they’re in the fruits and nuts section.”
After yesterday’s rulings by Judge Rakoff and the trial less than two weeks away, we’ll see more and more well known baseball people coming out either in support or against the Wilpons at least until the trial comes to an end.