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MLBPA Monitoring Remarks That Could Affect Free Agent Spending
Published November 11, 2009
|MLBPA Monitoring Comments It Believes
Are Meant To Put Crimp On Free-Agent Market
DEFINE MID-MARKET: In St. Louis, Joe Strauss notes MLB player agent Scott Boras yesterday "sneered at the premise" when asked about a "mid-market franchise's capacity to remain competitive after retaining a franchise player with a payroll-rattling long-term deal." Boras: "I don't know what a mid-market franchise is. That's like a midsize aircraft carrier. They all have the potential to have an economic bomb. If you're drawing 3.3 million fans and you're averaging $50 a fan coming in, I just don't know that mid-market term. I'm trying to think if that's part of the laissez-faire system. I don't know" (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 11/11).