Interesting debate going on over at David O’Brien’s AJC blog (which is a good read by the way).
ESPN’s Jayson Stark wrote a book, called The Stark Truth: The Most Overrated and Underrated Players In Baseball History. One of the points was that Andruw Jones is overrated currently, because he has lost a step in center field and many folks have not noticed. I think that’s the gist of it but still have to read the book. So then Scott Boras called up O’Brien, complaining about how Stark is just profiteering and stir up controversey with the assertion. Boras also appeared on ESPN to defend his client. (Incidentally, no contract talks have taken place between Boras and the Braves regarding Jones and O’Brien doesn’t think Andruw will be offering any kind of discount).
Stark then read Boras’s comments on the blog, and took offense. His response can be read here. I was all ready to give Stark the upper hand here until J.C. Bradbury stepped in with his analysis of Stark’s rebuttal. Now I’m back on Boras’s side.