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MLB News: Scott Boras a Major Player in CBA Negotiations Per MLB Expert

Update: the MLB lockout is still in full effect. The league and the players’ association still seem to be far apart on a variety of key issues. Spring training could be delayed. Regular season games could be canceled. The owners might hold the keys to the car, but according to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Scott Boras has his hands at the wheel.

When asked to power rank the entities involved in determining the terms of the new CBA, Olney had this to say:

“Number two would be agent Scott Boras who I think has a lot of influence as to what’s going on here. Most of the executive committee, for the players association, is made up of Scott Boras clients. He is perceived by a lot of other folks in the union, on the Major League Baseball side, to have a lot of influence as to what’s going on.”

Five of the eight members of the executive players’ committee are represented by Boras: Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer, Zack Britton, Marcus Semien, and James Paxton.

If this writer wanted advice about how to handle negotiations with MLB owners, he would certainly call his neighborhood super-agent. AKA Scott Boras.

MLB and the MLBPA have a long road ahead to a new CBA. The competitive tax threshold, revenue sharing, and compensation for younger players are all hurdles to getting baseball back on track.

It only makes sense that Boras, the most powerful agent in baseball, and maybe the most powerful agent in American sports, will have fingerprints all over it.

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  1. Scott Boras has too much influence . He has personal interest as an agent . He should be banned from negotiations because of his work as an agent . Called a conflict of interest .

  2. Who will start a National Baseball FANS PETITION?
    WHICH SHOULD STATE THIS:

    For every game delayed by this lockout, I pledge to avoid an equal amount of games, starting whenever MLB resumes play. I will buy NO TICKETS, WATCH NO T.V., OR LISTEN TO ANY GAMES ON THE RADIO.

    IN biblical terms, this strategy is called “An eye for an eye. It’s time to teach these greedy owners and players that without us, there would be now MLB. Us fans could still play pickup and amateur baseball, from little league through college and then adult leagues. But you whining, spoiled millionaires would all declare backruptcy when nobody watched.

    Ok, those are just some rants from a lifelong baseball fan who is fed up with rich people who do this. Billions isn’t even enough. Their greed has no limit. Let’s STOP THIS. A PETITION WITH 5 MILLION SIGNATURES, FROM FANS WITH SEASON TICKETS AND OTHERS WHO ATTEND GAMES OFTEN AND ALL TELEVISION VIEWERS. PUT THESE GREEDY PIGS IN THEIR PLACE.

    SOMEONE START THIS PETITION
    IT WILL SNOWBALL AND GO VIRAL AS FANS START TO BAND TOGETHER AND REALIZE WE CAN FINANCIALLY PENALIZE THESE 1 %ERS. BADLY
    RUIN A FEW OF THEM Who ARE LEVERAGED TO THE HILT.

    WHO WILL STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND LEAD THIS FAN UPRISING?

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