I firmly believe that the world of Major League Baseball revolves around Scott Boras. The agent has plundered the salaries of every team. In fact I do not consider you to be a professional baseball team until Mr. Boras of the Scott Boras Corporation has reamed you in the offseason.
The latest example of the man and the money is this whole Mark Teixeira soap opera. I though he was going to end staying with the Angels last week, but apparently at $160 million over eight years, they were too cheap to win his services. No, the winner, after the Boston Red Sox lobbied for the first baseman and after the Washington Nationals were rumored to try and join the living in the MLB season by signing the man with most frustrated last name in baseball, is the New York Yankees.
Boras has made the Yankees, who I could have sworn were trying to save at least a little money, the proud owners of a first baseman who will probably deliver a few .300, 30 home runs, 100 RBI seasons.
How could I have been so blind as to not see the best and most expensive prize this free agent season playing in New York? After Johnny Damon left the Yankees were bound to sign another Boras special to keep the league minimum of two grossly over paid players. I know ARod and Teixeireirira are good and all, but over $ 20 million a year good?
I do not see this signing or the C.C. Sabathia signing turning the Yankees into World Series champions. I still think the Boston Red Sox will confound the Bronx Bombers for the next few season.
I feel bad for the Angels. They were the prettiest girl at the ball last season, but have been used and abused like Britney Spears after just a single season with the best rotation in baseball. Perhaps the team will comeback with its own Circus tour, but the loss of a good bat from the left side of the batters box will not help the cause after they easily win the American League West, aka the Angels and the Three Stooges.
Maybe if they simply submitted to Boras all powerful will, the season would look a whole lot better.