He is the ultimate uber agent.
Some say he has more control over the league than commissioner Bud Selig.
Superagent Scott Boras, whose clients include A-Rod, Dice-K, Barry Zito and Carlos Beltran, is known for getting his high profile clients incredibly lucrative deals for way too many years.
Last night, when the free agent market opened at midnight, Boras and his dogs were released on the baseball world in search of a $300+ million contract for A-Rod.
Major League Baseball needs to stand up to this man!
I know A-Rod is a great player. But has he ever won a World Series? Has he every even played well in the playoffs?
Even while playing with the New York Yankees, the team that makes a living winning the World Series every few years, he could not win.
So why are teams willing to jeopardize their organizations for the next 30 years for one player in a sport where it is all about the team.
Just look at the Red Sox. From pitching to defense to hitters up and down the lineup, the Sox were a complete team. And they were rewarded with the title.
But A-Rod is not going to bring in a championship all by himself. He is an MVP caliber player but no one deserves $300 million.
So I ask the owners of MLB clubs to stand up to Boras. Leave A-Rod out in the cold until Boras brings his demands down.
The league cannot afford to have players demanding ludicrous sums of money like this.