Scott Boras Talks Prince Fielder

Agent Scott Boras told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that Prince Fielder hasn’t signed because the process of acquainting MLB owners with the first baseman and his many accomplishments has been time consuming. As always Boras has some memorable quotes, so let's move on to some highlights from his talk with Rosenthal:

  • “It takes a bit longer because these are ownership decisions,” Boras said of the negotiations' slow pace. “I’ve got to sit down with owners. There are a lot of them interested in Prince.”
  • Boras pointed out that attendance is up in Milwaukee and suggested Fielder can increase the value of a franchise by attracting fans to the ballpark and obtaining an improved local TV deal.
  • The agent argued that sluggers like Fielder have “retention value and attraction value” that helps franchises keep their stars and attract new ones. “When you have that guy in the middle of the lineup, it’s, ‘Oh yeah, I want to play with him,’” Boras said. Jeff Kent won an MVP hitting behind Barry Bonds. Ryan Braun won an MVP hitting in front of Fielder.”
  • Boras made it clear that Fielder’s market isn’t limited to teams with vacancies at first base. “Prince is not in any way a normal free agent,” he said. “Owners will move players off their teams that already occupy positions to get him.”
  • Fielder has personally met with several owners.
  • Boras repeated that Fielder is a viable option for teams that aren’t poised to contend in 2012.
  • Fielder’s leadership ability is unparalleled, according to Boras. “The man in the batter’s box and the man in the locker room are two very different people," he said. "The man in the locker room is an ambassador, a very sincere and understanding man. In the batter’s box, he is out there, literally uncaged.”


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64 Comments on "Scott Boras Talks Prince Fielder"


northsfbay
3 years 8 months ago

“It takes a bit longer,” because BorASS is Fielder’s agent.

nostocksjustbonds
3 years 8 months ago

right. didn’t take the Angels long to sign Poo Holes. 

Jamie Sayer
3 years 8 months ago

When I heard that joke on Family Guy for the first time I cried laughing.

Marktown
3 years 8 months ago

Haha, poo holes made me laugh.

jstthking
3 years 8 months ago

don’t listen to boras, full of sh*#

3 years 8 months ago

fielder is such a leader he decided to showboat in front of the giants and tried to kill guillermo mota. what a guy

WrigleyTerror37
3 years 8 months ago

And dont forget after a game in LA he went to attach a dodgers pitcher. and destroyed a clubhouse door!

CyYoungSuppan
3 years 8 months ago

That was the Mota incident.  It was when he played for LA and not SF.

WrigleyTerror37
3 years 8 months ago

my mistake!

Oscar_Gambles_Hair
3 years 8 months ago

UNCAGED!!!!

PRINCE WILL SMASH!

jstthking
3 years 8 months ago

prince isn’t in the same ball park as pulois

nictonjr
3 years 8 months ago

I like the teams will trade the 1B they already have to make room for Fielder.  It pretty much reads ‘when I tell John Heymen to tell people the Yanks and Red Sox are in on the bidding they’ll be should believe me’…

Marktown
3 years 8 months ago

Exactly! That’s why Heyman’s name in baseball circles is “scott boras dot com”

blueandwhite89
3 years 8 months ago

This is Boras in Panic mode. The teams going after Pujols clearly do not think Fielder is in the same category (and I agree).

nostocksjustbonds
3 years 8 months ago

at this rate, Prince will end up back w/ the Brewers.

jstthking
3 years 8 months ago

don’t want him at his price even for a yr.

3 years 8 months ago

6 years 130-140 with a 7th year option of 25 mil is what he gets

jstthking
3 years 8 months ago

hope not

joeybw
3 years 8 months ago

Boras, this love affair is making me sick. Just marry him already.

3 years 8 months ago

He’s an agent. It’s what agents do…especially rich ones like Boras.

Shikikazu
3 years 8 months ago

“The man in the locker room is an ambassador, a very sincere and
understanding man. In the batter’s box, he is out there, literally
uncaged.”Goddam it Boras he’s a gentle giant and a homer hitting wildabeast? Give me a break more like a baseball playing Fat Albert about to have father time and his flab catch up to him.No wonder the Brewers wouldn’t go higher to sign him and settled for Ramirez he’s not nearly desirable as Boras says he is and doesn’t deserve what Pujols is getting.

jstthking
3 years 8 months ago

correct

WisBrave
3 years 8 months ago

 “The man in the locker room is an ambassador, a very sincere and
understanding man. In the batter’s box, he is out there, literally
uncaged.” And to fans he is a arrogant prick and stuck on himself.

Joshua Edwards
3 years 8 months ago

“Boras repeated that Fielder is a viable option for teams that aren’t poised to contend in 2012.”

That’s agent-speak for: still talking to the Cubs.

johnsilver
3 years 8 months ago

“That’s agent-speak for: still talking to the Cubs”

My guess is agent speak in Boras’scase for Nobody is wacko enough to:

A) give him 25m a year and..
B) 5+ years

so he is:

C) resorting to his usual hyping up something that does not exist about his top player on the market.

Boras could fill up the Hindenburg (which Fielder is) with hydrogen. Shame one couldn’t light a match around Boras…

jstthking
3 years 8 months ago

very good post

Shu13
3 years 8 months ago

and Mariners…

WhiteOwl1972
3 years 8 months ago

Well, sir, there’s nothing on earth like a genuine, bona fide, electrified, six-car monorail!

Matt Talken
3 years 8 months ago

This should have way more than 4 likes.  C’mon people!  Give WhiteOwl some love!  

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 8 months ago

Is there a chance the track could bend?
Not on your life my Hindu friend!

3 years 8 months ago

“The man in the locker room is an ambassador, a very sincere and understanding man. In the batter’s box, he is out there, literally uncaged.”

Well if what Boras says is true, it’s a shame Fielder is not a good fit for the Tigers. I mean if a Tiger gets out of his cage, it’s really difficult to get it back in there. Fielder would have been invaluable to Detroit and would have made a great ambassador/spokesperson for the Detroit Zoo!

Marktown
3 years 8 months ago

Scott Boras = blowhard tool

3 years 8 months ago

Rich blowhard tool…that makes millions doing exactly what he’s doing now.

Marktown
3 years 8 months ago

Too true. He wouldn’t do it if it didn’t work. I wonder what his selling points were to the Nats when he got them to give such a horrible contract.

jstthking
3 years 8 months ago

doesn’t mean he isn’t all that is said about him.

joeybw
3 years 8 months ago

Hey maybe the A’s will sign Fielder!

Then trade him for our single A backup C.

Spectro
3 years 8 months ago

5 years, $125.  6th = his option.

Madman2TX
3 years 8 months ago

Boras is spending a lot of time trying to convince owners that all that padding around Fielder’s midsection are really all ab muscles…

The_Painter
3 years 8 months ago

yea, he loves his ab muscles soo much he protects them with fat.

3 years 8 months ago

The rumors are that he is extremely moody (happy when he does well personally, unhappy when he performs poorly) and doesn’t get along with a majority of his teammates.

Tom5467
3 years 8 months ago

boras is a jackass who is only interested in hearing himself talk

monroe_says
monroe_says
3 years 8 months ago

I’m pretty sure he’s even more interested in getting the most money he possibly can for his clients.

pmc765
3 years 8 months ago

Boras still has to find time to return Ryan Madson’s call….if the Angels don’t bid against themselves who’s gonna employ Madson for big money?

joeybw
3 years 8 months ago

I’ve been reading, basically since the second the Bailey trade was announced that the Rays are a dark horse for Madson. It makes sense, he can sign with the no media, no pressure Rays for 1 year and re try the market next season.

pmc765
3 years 8 months ago

Madson would make a nice closer for the Rays, sure. But for how much money? Even for one year eight figures is not in the budget. Last year this team made the playoffs with a retread Kyle Farnsworth paid far less. No way Boras/Madson stoop to below $5M, which is what Tampa Bay pays closers.

Maybe the Angels will pay close to $10M for one year. Maybe.

Madson, if he really was offered four years $44M by the Phillies, either made a terrible mistake or has a grievance with his agent.

joeybw
3 years 8 months ago

Eh, we did it with Rafael Soriano. A 7 million dollar closer, we wont even pay SS’s that much! Sadly, that’s true. If Madson will take 1 year, the Rays will pay him enough for it.