Re: compensation for Farrell
posted at 10/21/2012 10:15 PM EDT
In response to donrd4's comment:
In response to dustcover's comment:
Give The jays.......Ellsbury and tell Boras not one player is above the game. Sick of Boras brats getting huge contracts and not living up to there paychecks.Ells to Jays or sitting on bench for sox with sore finger or something not as serious.
Ask the Blue Jays to allow the signing of Farrell with the understanding that compensation would be decided upon after the signing, much like the arrangement that the Sox had with the Cubs while signing Theo.
Then once Farrell is signed, offer the Blue Jays that which was received in the Epstein swindle and after a suitable time has elapsed toss it upstairs to Selig's office.
I don't think a lot of people understand how this agent/player thing works. I've seen alot of Ellsbury/Boras posts, and a lot of others post about how they think the team should revise Ellsbury's role, but Boras would never allow it.
Scott Boras is an agent. He works for (among others) Jacoby Ellsbury, not the other way around. And more than that, Boras is a very, very good agent. In fact, he is so good, people repeatedly overstate his role and importance to the economic state of the game.
And the problem here is that fans believe he is at fault. They never want to blame the actual culprits - the players themselves. Every player who has hired Scott Boaras did so for one reason and one reason only - to get as much money for as many years as possible. (Some have reneged on that ideal midstream, such as Jered Weaver, Carlos Gonzalez, and Carlos Beltran, but they obviously felt different when they hired Boras. Otheriwse, why hire him? We all know his reputation and track record, so certainly players and GMs do as well. Heck, we all know his one and only tactic. And when Ellsbury hired Boras to represent him, he knew EXACTLY what he as doing.
So before you go sticking pins in your little Scott Boras doll and curing his existence, try and remember, that he only does what he is asked to do. He does not tell teams not to bench his players, and he does not tell team not to switch their positions, and not to reduce. Why? Because he can't. If players cannot demand these things, certainly their underlings cannot as well...