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Scott Boras offers a different perspective on free agency

Nov 1, 2012|

Kirk, Rob and Alex talk with the most well-known agent in the business, Scott Boras. They try to find out about if there have been any conversations about Jacoby Ellsbury. They also talk about what the market can look like for different players.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

But stove show Kirk Manningham Alex -- rob Bradford here in 937 WB I've been injured in Red Sox chairman just join us and other guests here right now in the AT&T -- AT&T forgy -- he. Stop Boris. Scott rob out -- in Boston are you season. -- yeah it's got Harry's got. Guys are -- our first question would be the L feel mark how you look at obviously with. Ellsbury is a -- viewers how is it shaping up here next year to his Ellsbury you know heads in the free agency year potentially -- the the year plus. Well I think era. You know what you're talking about players to be in the market one there. You know. Fall league players that are played premium positions that are. Thirty years younger you know there's not going to be many -- -- in this. In this process where you and you've got a huge -- -- A liquor available that are guys that are gonna give you. Oh lead off or some power there might be a couple out of the board. All. Air as far as corner outfielders. I think that. The market I wouldn't senators or an elite young player that's available all. Course so. We're really over the next. You know couple years he strip via a relative small. Katrina people. That are going to be available extra years. Which is. For arguments sake sales -- free agent -- this season's gone after last season was injured. And we came back -- as productive as he was the year before what what kind of ballpark figured would you be looking for for Ellsbury worry coming -- here's a free agent. I know a lot of guys I don't really talk that values players' fault. We talked a bit on Kirk and the other guys here so you we talk about privately if you. Yeah well I don't do that -- reserve that the general managers myself some. Yeah I'd rather extensive dialogue about it. It's those kind of things or done. Negotiating -- player Richard hunt for the whole I'll let everybody up. Scott you're obviously based in Southern California that -- indicates you're very close to it when the Dodgers and Red Sox. Such enacted that huge trade during the middle of this year. I'm curious from your vantage point what -- your thoughts when you saw that trade going down to the Red Sox were. You know were making this huge trade in order to achieve financial flexibility into. Really changed drastically the complexion of their team. And as a as a corollary to that. You know that trade was made with the idea of by the Red Sox of achieving. Financial flexibility both they and the Yankees have talked about that as well as getting under the luxury tax threshold what are your thoughts on you know kind of as big northeast. Financial heavyweights wanting to get under the luxury tax threshold. I think. McGwire should -- we're gonna be having each team get 25 million dollar more. Double what they got this far in the national package. We're having an increase. In the billions of franchise. You know under eighteen were a little while. The markets. Allies in Chicago that we have. We carry this with the red lobster person's work in the early 2000 San Diego Padres to forgo. We've just seen a rapid growth economically and I think and let the markets. That are in those that support the teams that level while waiting television ratings. Regional networks. With attendance at the ballpark that you're talking about. Evaluation and go on 750 million to. Two point try. Wish to increase in revenues. Both annually and franchise is I think the standard serving. The commitment on the part of those teams to field all perennial. Competitive clubs. And the chances. You want to what had several. Mean. I think any reference to what I call Goliath -- strictly. I didn't intimacy issues when it comes to what. Revenues which franchise I ought to each day and then it is expected that part of the system that. That there are teams that are making 456700. -- already eight under and now that they would be spending having payroll at. You know we'd be in the mid two hundreds two allowed to have the appropriate number superstars that increased ratings and a bit. Productive for them to grow their -- as they have an early 2000 they wouldn't. And you in the deck of the 2010. That being the case where you surprised when. When the Red Sox enacted that trade to essentially. Removes some of their their three biggest salaries on the books and you know -- what was what was your initial reaction to that or were you surprised that they didn't just take the approach. Are we should we should answer are are our roster problems by spending more. Why I think that there are -- a lot of that what the steps out in discussions. The benefit -- detriment to trade. I think the harder aren't going to be good. I think the Red Sox with a very good job and they they should policies are very valued player. The -- -- that deal certainly structure of the Dodgers. And I bet you know his value in. As we go forward and the production he's had particularly in the NL west. In early eighties is going to be considered a players value this compensation consultants. National -- to achieve. -- as to. You know the -- side and any deal there's always packaging war. Other parts of the traitor a little bit more. The concern but that's what trades are made picture and when you look at suddenly shut shot at the Red Sox the hard part is. And going out and getting. Middle lineup backs that give you both power and on base percentage. And run production. Government have been achieved for Boston's success and hope for. And 071. You try to all those deficiencies with the talent available is great to be at the cultural. These guys you have some new represents -- brilliant trusting a relief pitchers on the market right now Ryan Madson been one of them. How do you view the relief market. Heading into this offseason and is it any different. That that -- has been the last couple years. Well I think when you go down and keep looking -- -- all of there's always been the history particularly a lot of literature at all badgers about. The word we're going to. Not invest. Heavily in the back in the bullpen. And word got to ride to try it with. Our younger arms and stick it where people along those lines and arm strength and the and the dynamic. Are things that are in -- you know our structure from the minor leagues. Let the human dynamic that psychology aspect you don't know until players -- Robert -- And what you -- you'll understand that. In the war for the ball Canada what everybody look at -- -- the dynamic is not brought to light in any of those. And I'm I'm not a big. Believer and war and because of that because it has -- innings component which keeps. You know obviously or last three outs began -- we can sit there and watched the Giants win because the blue -- A guy who's been around a very effective closer Romo. And he -- to handle and learned to play in the big leagues get some experience and command and and wall and close again it all out -- while all on the other side of the game. All you can look at me fairly -- wasn't rocket Soriano I don't I don't mean any team that lead. The league in blown shape as you look if you let Sox this year that he earned the Angels to just got to have a difficult time when. And so. To suggest that our strength which measured the minor leagues argued then. The other aspect of the -- durability. When you have guys that can close but it durable enough clothes to. Yeah really good -- which he didn't -- you may have fifteen if you file save opportunity. Ad in the post people. I think there and we're rarity of having people that can. Put together seasons with 35 saves and -- -- post season. They're so important we showed necessary experience there and it you don't have -- I believe you're running a wrist that will. Make -- very very good she is a either a non playoff teams are a team that does delighted -- -- earlier expect to see the -- Another position question going for -- Alex and I are both talking about this in the past is the second base market. You have to know obviously is a unique player around here you Pedroia who was up in a couple years and offer a little bit. How do you view the second base market. In terms of how teams are going to be value in the next couple years. Well they wanted we keep saying it when you have duality or you can get. Gold glove defense and then game. The middle of the lineup performance out of the second day. It puts you at a place where. You're. You know when you look at. You know players like -- -- arc though they -- they -- form at those levels should there achieved so they provide. Both ends of -- for me it ships. It just gives you a real advantage. It could almost. On average when you when you look at the performance second baseman disparity between. Lou did not need hired -- be a hundred runs scored. -- elements loop of what those few second -- and the game due to provide that they're just you know you get out of the numbers double. -- three. As opposed to the corner outfielders that maybe seventeen have a little. Shorts that. -- it's something that really really valuable you achieved the rare commodity. It's certainly had a core lineup when you -- -- like. Scott -- a -- for me. I was 5% of a lot is but it's a lot I you have to be giving out full candy bars all your full -- board. You now when we -- what we do how it goes in. The first thing we do in that. Yeah you kind of how always does. It's gotten so big. -- he firstly you have to do little. The kids kind of checked out what how's it going to -- mapped out ago. If you don't if you don't usually did you know. I heard it all on the lead in the neighborhood. You better you're doing it right because the kids already know where not to go slow reply to me and him. So it's it's -- pretty Buckcherry -- Lola. Don't know throughout. -- Scott thanks your time -- got all you want about. -- Boris.

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