23 Total Quotes

Scott Boras Quotes

Alex has made the decision to participate in the World Baseball Classic for the United States. He decided that he should honor the country where he's a citizen.
Scott Boras
#Baseball

I talk to whoever the club wants me to negotiate with. But I do think that's the longest period I've gone without ever talking to a GM.
Scott Boras
#Club

We learned from [ Alex Rodriguez ], when Seattle tried to trade him during his last year [that] it was a very difficult thing to do, ... If your team is remotely in the race you're better off keeping the player because clubs aren't going to give up much for a short, two-month stay.
Scott Boras
#Trade

I don't know why people are writing the Cubs aren't in it because they have to trade Sammy Sosa first.
Scott Boras
#People

People say what we're doing is holding out when in reality the teams are trying to crush the draft market because they don't want to pay fair market value.
Scott Boras
#People

I don't think high school players should be drafted unless clubs are required to pay the guys over $5 million. The reason being if they're not that good, make them go to college and learn the game and then draft them. But if you draft a high school player you have to guarantee his future. And if the player is not that good the team won't take the risk. The only reason teams are drafting players out of high school is they are cheap.
Scott Boras
#School

The economics of the game have never been better, [which] proves that investment in players, star players, is the way to go. The fact is if an owner wants to win there are premium players out there. And we know the revenues are there for them to pursue them.
Scott Boras
#Economy

The great thing about this, Bill knows Wash so well from their relationship with the Angels. He knows what kind of person he is, and what kind of player he is.
Scott Boras
#Angels

It was something that really changed his feelings about Boston.
Scott Boras
#Boston

It was basically not a raise. It was something that really changed his feelings about Boston. In his mind, that offer put him in a position that was difficult for him. He was surprised by it.
Scott Boras
#Boston

It was just something that was very difficult to work out.
Scott Boras
#Work

They had a conversation early in the week. They exchanged some dialogue, and they're going to talk again later.
Scott Boras
#Conversation

His strength has increased since he left college by about 15, 20 percent. So he comes to spring training really after a six . . . seven-month extensive training program.
Scott Boras
#College

When they drafted Pelf, he had thrown a lot of innings. We all felt he would benefit from a break, so we didn't even really start serious talks until January.
Scott Boras
#Benefit

He spoke to the commissioner and the Major League Baseball Players Association last week and they talked about the benefits of his participation in advancing baseball both nationally and internationally.
Scott Boras
#Baseball

If [the Yankees] didn't have to pay the luxury tax, it might have been a different story, ... As it was, for them to pay [Beltran] $17 million a year, it's actually more like $24 million. I would say it certainly was a parameter that created an issue in their pursuit of the player.
Scott Boras
#Luxury

Greg's drag, ... may be his own choice.
Scott Boras
#Choice

If [the Yankees] didn't have to pay the luxury tax, it might have been a different story. As it was, for them to pay [Beltran] $17 million a year, it's actually more like $24 million. I would say it certainly was a parameter that created an issue in their pursuit of the player.
Scott Boras
#Luxury

I'm biased, but I think Johnny was tremendously valuable to the Red Sox, from a couple of standpoints. The first one being what he did for their team and the second one being what he could do to their team if he played for somebody else -- particularly the Yankees.
Scott Boras
#Biased

Alex has received calls from Major League Baseball and the Players Association asking him to meet to discuss the matter. He has agreed to talk with them to discuss the WBC.
Scott Boras
#Baseball

Kevin didn't have me pursue any teams because he wanted to see how his health was. He decided after the painful process last year he was not going to play. His arm is still remarkably good, but it's about his back. He had to endure a lot to throw last year.
Scott Boras
#Health

The Japanese teams start practicing in mid-January. They have a decisive advantage. For the American hitters, particularly the power hitters, it's not there yet. You take power away from the American players, all of a sudden you're going to have close games.
Scott Boras
#Power

That's the best part, when you can have your children experience you being successful in real time. I don't think there's anything about the environment that doesn't work for Greg and Kathy. Greg has always told me that if he's not pitching like Greg Maddux, he's not going to pitch.
Scott Boras
#Children