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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  1. northsfbay 4 years ago

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

    • nostocksjustbonds 4 years ago

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

      • Jamie Sayer 4 years ago

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

      • Marktown 4 years ago

        Haha, poo holes made me laugh.

    • jstthking 4 years ago

      don’t listen to boras, full of sh*#

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

    • WrigleyTerror37 4 years ago

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

  3. Oscar_Gambles_Hair 4 years ago

    UNCAGED!!!!

    PRINCE WILL SMASH!

    • jstthking 4 years ago

      prince isn’t in the same ball park as pulois

  4. nictonjr 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

  5. blueandwhite89 4 years 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).

  6. nostocksjustbonds 4 years ago

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

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

  8. joeybw 4 years ago

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

  9. Shikikazu 4 years 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.

  10. WisBrave 4 years 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.

  11. Joshua Edwards 4 years 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 4 years 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…

    • Shu13 4 years ago

      and Mariners…

  12. WhiteOwl1972 4 years ago

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

    • Matt Talken 4 years ago

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

    • Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

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

  13. “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!

  14. Marktown 4 years ago

    Scott Boras = blowhard tool

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

      • Marktown 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

  15. joeybw 4 years ago

    Hey maybe the A’s will sign Fielder!

    Then trade him for our single A backup C.

  16. Spectro 4 years ago

    5 years, $125.  6th = his option.

  17. Madman2TX 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

  18. 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.

  19. Tom5467 4 years ago

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

    • monroe_says 4 years ago

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

  20. pmc765 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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.

  21. john12121212 4 years ago

    More verbal diarrhea from Borass

  22. CommissionerBart 4 years ago

    Boras is a near-supreme barnyard waste artist!  He can spin better than a Sufi dancer or a runaway top.

  23. Fritz 4 years ago

    Boras: “Blablablablablablablablablablablablablablablablablablabla!”

  24. PhnxCrew 4 years ago

    i can’t see fielder being on a losing team because during the time the brewers were losing he was not a good clubhouse guy and just swung for the fences.  If he gets less than the brewers offered him (5/110+) i’m going to laugh very, very hard.

  25. daveineg 4 years ago

    Boras having to come up with new angles to sell a guy that every GM and owner in baseball is familiar with shows how far removed from reality he is.  Hello Scott, people know about Fielder.  What you think he should get paid is irrelavent.  Teams are businesses.  They have things called budgets.

    Boras got himself in this pickle.  Worse than that he sold Fielder a bill of goods.  Fielder will get plenty just not in the stratosphere Boras has been telling him.  Prince needs to wake up and dump the guy.  He’d be better off and so will baseball.

  26. AnewBlueDay 4 years ago

    Fielder will be wearing Dodger blue come March . . . 

    • jstthking 4 years ago

      hope so, im a giants fan and would love to see you get stuck with that fatso

  27. jstthking 4 years ago

    i loved reading all these post…and here i thought i was the only one who hated boras.

  28. David Banos 4 years ago

    What a salesman!  You would never know that Prince was overweight or had any other problems, just that his client is worth a fortune.

  29. BumWino 4 years ago

    Scott Boras is an utterly amoral, power-mad egomaniac who, although hardly at all responsible, personifies most everything that’s wrong with the great American pastime.  Since 1994, Major League Baseball has become a joke league in which success is bought and sold like any other market commodity.

    Fairness, equal opportunity, honor, and competitive balance are old-fashioned concepts which MLB has long since tossed out the window.  But it’s still pretty good entertainment and the fans continue to support their teams in droves.

    I’ve been a fan for 35+ years, but lately I’ve to asking myself why.  I’m glad I stumbled onto this article and the ensuing comments.  Pushed me over the edge.  MLB, consider yourself slam dunked. 

    So long, Toronto Blue Jays.  GO WINNIPEG JETS!!

  30. alxn 4 years ago

    this screams of desperation, but I’m sure some owner will fall for it

  31. Tom5467 4 years ago

    Boras may be trying to get the best deal for his clients, but his ego is way too big to get out of his own way sometimes. Just watch an Angel game….the guy is always in the field box, behind the plate, talking on the phone, always in the frame whenever possible. He’s a media whore, and used car salesman

  32. johnsilver 4 years ago

    Beltre had genuine, all around talent. No offense to the mariners and their base here, but beltre was in an awful situation there with his talents.

    beltre is probably the best all around at his position ATM that there is.. Strong words huh? he can go and get anything hit within his area code, throw as good/hard as anyone and other than his sometimes knack for chasing bad pitches, is as lethal with the bat as about anyone.

    **IF** Fielder could play 1B even CLOSE to as good as beltre does 3B, people would be dumping their own 1B and Boras would have no need to be making these “excuses” for why his guy is sitting around and watching the new Year roll around unemployed.

  33. Shu13 4 years ago

    Fielder would have a boat load of walks w/ Smoak DH’ing behind him….hahaha
    <—-doesnt' get the fascination w/ Smoak

  34. johnsilver 4 years ago

    Glove is the difference. I don’t see a DH in 2-3 years racking it up and really.. How many GOOD 3B are there as compared to 1B?

    there are even ore on the way with young Stanton in Florida. Tex and Gonzalez signing for far less than Felder/boras wanting is not gong to help his case any and got a feeling most teams would prefer either those 2 over Fielder anyday.

    Correct on beltre being a bit low signing also, think he was in his mind last year hoping Boston would find a way to bring him back  wish they couldhave also more than Boras dragging it out with the negotiations, but from what remember, the Sox highest offer was around 4/55m.

    Didn’t intend to sound so confrontational in that above post, most of what you said made sense.

  35. johnsilver 4 years ago

    ” Also Mike Stanton plays right field.”

    I meant Gaby… Worst part? Am a huge Fish fan along with the Sox….

  36. jstthking 4 years ago

    great, and plug up the base paths with that fat body

  37. jstthking 4 years ago

    i hope not, its got to stop somewhere

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