Boras And Strasburg On Negotiations
Chico Harlan of the Washington Post says Scott Boras was armed with stats proving Stephen Strasburg is a safe investment during this morning's conference call between the Nats' number one pick, his agent and the media. ESPN.com reports that Boras called Strasburg "a different breed of cat," who's worth more than other players.
Boras criticized the draft system for being "unilaterally imposed, not collectively bargained," and said his strong relationship with the Lerner family will help negotiations with the Nationals organization.
Strasburg, who said all the right things, will take a vacation, rest his arm and then resume training. He said he doesn't know whether he could go straight to the major leagues.