November 14, 2013

Boras: Mets Are Like NASA Without Astronauts

Scott Boras, famous douchey agent for megastars, yesterday finally said something most Mets fans can agree with.

“The Mets are like NASA,” Boras said. “They have big rockets, a lot of platforms and very few astronauts. Astronauts are hard to find. They’ve got one guy with the ‘Wright’ stuff, that’s for sure. And they’ve got a lot of ‘Arm’-strongs, too. But they’re certainly a club that I’m sure that’s in pursuit of a higher level of talent.
Kristie Ackert, NYDN
It was an odd metaphor, to be sure. I'm not really sure it makes any sense, but it's definitely a dig about a lack of talent.  Turns out, not the first time he's insulted the franchise.

When they are not providing fans with the highest quality of play, and they take an attitude of 'we're going to take on a development role,' knowing that the TV contracts, the market size and such allow them revenues that far exceed many of the clubs that have to pursue those development policies, that impacts the game. 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. 
Stephen Borelli, USA TODAY Mar 6, 2012
Oh, okay. That was just one isolated incident in 2012.

“They have a new ballpark, they have a great network,” Boras said. “The business plan and model is one of the best in baseball. They’ve got a huge market. If the franchise was for sale in totality, there would be many, many people lining up. It has everything an owner would want to be successful...Normally they’re in the steak section,” Boras said, “and I find them in the fruits and nuts category.”
Tyler Kepner, NYT Dec. 2011 
“What they’ve done is the equivalent of Campbell’s soup taking one of their cans, kicking it down the aisle, tarnishing the can, and then trying to sell you the soup…Why is management doing that? There seems to be a serious problem there.” -on Beltran
David Lennon Sept. 2010 
Safe to say there isn't a great working relationship here, but at times it's hard to tell him he's wrong. He just has a bigger platform to say what we've all been thinking.

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