Boston Globe Covers Everything Boras
Scott Boras is a very successful and controversial Sports Agent. Type in his name in the search tab, and you will see that I have covered stories revolving around Boras quite a few times. Recently, I read an extremely extensive piece on him on The Boston Globe’s website [Why Scott Boras is the best (and worst) thing to happen to baseball]. I would definitely suggest reading the entire article, but here are a couple parts that sparked particular interest:
I think agency is a different spectrum, but everybody classifies them the same, [Boras] says. I played professional baseball. When you’ve played the game, and baseball was your whole life, you have a different attitude about the sport than someone who’s never played. And, being an attorney, I have a very different viewpoint, too.”
An enterprising Associated Press reporter last December put together a 25-man roster of Boras clients that had a total payroll for the 2007 season of $253.4 million, almost $55 million more than the payroll of the 2007 New York Yankees, the most free-spending team in baseball. It should be noted that Boras’s fee is 5 percent of his client’s money. So “for those of you keeping score at home “Boras’s take on just the players that the AP counted comes to a little short of $13 million.
We have 42 people working here just on the data side, Boras explains. We have a multimillion-dollar computer system that runs the economic portion of our office, that studies the revenues of the game, that studies what teams make and don’t make. We also keep daily track of the day-to-day data of each team, what they’re doing and what our clients are doing. This game will run you out so quick if you don’t stay on top of it.