Boras Talks Drew, Fielder, Andruw, Madson, Pelfrey

Agent Scott Boras says J.D. Drew has not retired and will play in 2012 if the right opportunity emerges, according to Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald. Here are more details from Boras’ conversation with reporters (most links go to Twitter)…

  • Boras said Prince Fielder will appeal to teams looking to win now and to those that are more than a year away from contending, according to MLB.com's Adam McCalvy“I do think there are a lot of teams that … look long-term with a younger player that may not be in the market for a player that is four or five years older," Boras said, comparing Fielder to Albert Pujols.
  • Boras told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick that Fielder is an "amazing athlete" who's just stepping into his prime. "This guy can fly," he said. "He's like Warren Sapp. That man was an athlete. People said he had this square body or he wasn't big enough or whatever, but he was still an All-Pro."
  • Boras and the Yankees have discussed the possibility of a new deal for Andruw Jones, according to Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger. The Yankees are in the market for a fourth outfielder and Jones, who hit .247/.356/.495 for New York in 2011, would be a fit, especially because he bats from the right side.
  • Boras has not spoken with the Red Sox about free agent closer Ryan Madson, according to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald.
  • Boras explained that there will be strong interest in Carlos Beltran, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. "It's hard to get those players to free-agency and the ones who get there there's a real demand for them," he said.
  • Boras will meet with Indians to discuss possible free agent fits, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Hoynes points out that Carlos Pena is a possible fit for the Indians at first base. Matt LaPorta is an option for the 2012 Indians, but he doesn’t appear to have any guarantees.
  • Boras will also speak to the Cubs, possibly about Pena, according to MLB.com's Carrie Muskat.
  • Boras “fully expects” the Mets to tender Mike Pelfrey a contract, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.


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27 Comments on "Boras Talks Drew, Fielder, Andruw, Madson, Pelfrey"


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wickedkevin
3 years 7 months ago

“…he wasn’t big enough or whatever, but he was still an All-Pro.”  Boras really just said that about Sapp while also talking about Fielder?  There is no reason for anyone to make a fat joke in this thread.

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55saveslives
3 years 7 months ago

If MLB ever expands again, I hope the owner names them the “Mystery” team! So they can deny it every time Scott says they are involved!

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Pete
3 years 7 months ago

Warren Sapp = not a baseball player. What offseason wouldn’t be complete without a horrifyingly stupid analogy by Scott Boras?

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jt24
3 years 7 months ago

note the All-Pro reference by Boras, I think he knew Sapp didn’t play baseball.

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Pete
3 years 7 months ago

Yeah because the skill set in football is identical to the one in baseball. They’re essentially the same game, right? Its totally cool to compare players in DIFFERENT GODDAMN SPORTS.

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tucker1980
3 years 7 months ago

Typical Boras-esque comments!!! My favorite is Fielder is Warren Sapp! That what would scare me the most! Once he hits FA and signs a big contract in his 30s… light out! No good anymore. That is what scares me with Prince… what will happen in with years 6 and 7 of his contract…

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jordan
3 years 7 months ago

To stir up interest in his client JD drew. Boras releases a video online showing all the amazing things Drew can do for you! it even has him standing by a roasting pig! In the end boras convinces the mets that JD is the next ______ and they sign him to a 45 million dollar contract!

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3 years 7 months ago

Tender Pelfrey…Let Capuano go…BS. 

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Lastings
3 years 7 months ago

I’m really hoping there will be some “surprise” and Pelfrey will be non-tendered. All he does is eat his glove and innings. They can find someone cheaper to do both and better.

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MetsMagic
3 years 7 months ago

Why would they non-tender him? I don’t want him on the Mets (I really, really, don’t) but with this thin on pitching free agent class, we could get something nice in return for him. Not much, but even if it’s just a backup outfielder or organization filler-type pitching, it’s more than nothing. 

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Joe Valenti
3 years 7 months ago

He’s making $4MM. If they tender him a contract that will go up a decent amount. They could just nontender him and if they really want him back just resign him cheaper