With the winter meetings just nine days away, the center of attention will almost certainly be none other than Scott Boras. The MLB super agent represents several of the top free agents in this year’s class, including stars like Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, and Anthony Rendon.
Boras will meet with several executives from multiple teams around the major league who are interested in his clients’ services and will also have the opportunity to address the media, or — as Buster Olney put it in his latest column for ESPN+ — put on a performance.
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— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 1, 2019
Olney broke down several quotes that Boras and other agents are known to say when discussing their clients. He explains what the agents are actually saying behind their coded way of speaking.
For example, “there are ____ (fill in the blank with a number between 1 and 30) teams interested in ____ (fill in the blank with a player’s name), according to a source,” really doesn’t mean anything.
Olney explains that the