Super Agent to the baseball stars, Scott Boras, likes to create "books" to pitch teams on his free agent clients. Sometimes he oversells. To wit: The Scott Boras book on free agent Oliver Perez has hit bookstores, and with juicy chapters like, “Perez Is One of Baseball’s Top 5 Left-Handed Starting Pitchers,” and “Perez Dominates on the Biggest Stage.” . . .If this baseball thing doesn't work out for Boras, he could repurpose his publishing operation as vanity projects for rich people. I mean, if I had the cash, I'd certainly love to hear what he'd say about me.
. . . For those keeping score at home, this means Oliver Perez is definitively better than lefties such as: Scott Kazmir, John Lackey, John Lester, Eric Bedard, and likely 2008 AL Cy Young recipient Cliff Lee. This could make the meetings with the Mets a tad awkward, considering Minaya would have probably traded Ollie for any one of those guys in an instant.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Scott Boras is the Best
You've heard how Boras makes "books" on his free agent clients? Big, glossy prospectuses that explain to GMs why they'd be fools not to sign his guys? Well, he has one on Oliver Perez, and it sounds like an instant classic: