At the general managers meetings in Orlando, Scott Boras chimed in on the Rays’ ugly stadium situation and suggested the team would be better off in New Jersey (via NJ.com)…
“I would say the Tale of Two Cities: The one they’re in and the one they should be in…I think there’s a lot of cities that may attract them, but I don’t know…maybe…maybe New Jersey would like their win percentage.”
Is Boras really concerned about what is best for the Rays or even Major League Baseball? Probably not.
The reason Boras thinks the Rays should move is because the Rays are bad for business.
The Rays don’t spend a lot of money and if they were in a different market, they might make more money and then spend more money. That would mean more money being spent on players overall in addition to adding competition for the higher-priced talent. All of that means more money for his players across the board, even for players that don’t sign with the Rays.
But maybe more importantly, the Rays have shown other teams that it is possible to be cheap-ass bastards and still win. Now we are talking about a business model that drives down salaries. And that is REALLY bad for Boras and his clients.
As always, everyone is talking about the WHAT (“Boras thinks Rays should move to Jersey”) when they really should be asking WHY?
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
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- Kelly Nash, Dolphins fan. [Instagram]
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