Is This the End of the Scott Boras Era?

Is This the End of the Scott Boras Era?

Every good story needs a good villain. That villain needs to be an outsized personality, with a clear purpose, yet also at least slightly sympathetic. You need to see that, even if he’s the villain, he believes he is the good guy. Even if we root against him, without him the story just isn’t as interesting.

For years Major League Baseball has been blessed with that villain: super-agent Scott Boras. For over thirty years Boras has represented the best of the best players in baseball. He’s brokered many of the biggest deals in baseball (Boras fun fact: he negotiated the first $50 million deal (Greg Maddux), $100 million deal (Kevin Brown), and $200 million deal (Alex Rodriguez)). Boras has one job—make his players a lot of money—and he has done it very well for a very long time. Yet his single-minded focus has also made him the villain to many baseball fans—and front offices—as he has driven superstars out of small markets and cared little for the overall health of the sport in his quest to obtain riches for his clients.

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