NY Times report questions loans agent made to Braves prospect

The New York Times reported Monday that agent Scott Boras made a series of loans totaling $70,000 to Braves shortstop prospect Edward Salcedo, raising questions about the possible exploitation of a needy Dominican family and a violation of union rules by the Boras Corporation.

The newspaper reported that Salcedo had changed agents after a $2.9 million contract with the Indians fell through in 2008 over a dispute about his age, but that he felt pressured to return to Boras because of the money he owed. The article cited Salcedo, his brother Thommy and Martiris Hanley, a former Boras employee, as sources.

The report said agents must register all loans over $500 with the players’ union, and that a union representative wouldn’t comment on whether these loans were registered.

In a statement to the Times, Boras acknowledged aiding the Salcedo family “in their time of need….and (it’s) something that we’ve done for clients in the past, always consistent with” union rules.

Braves general manager Frank Wren declined comment on the subject Tuesday other than to say: “That’s an issue for (Major League) Baseball to determine if there’s anything there that needs further looking into.”

Salcedo signed with the Braves for $1.6 million in February. He hit .197 in 54 games this season for Class A Rome.

95 comments Add your comment

brandon

November 23rd, 2010
5:35 pm

bird dawg

November 23rd, 2010
5:39 pm

does this mean rome has to forfit any games he played in?

Sam Miller

November 23rd, 2010
5:48 pm

ugatiger

November 23rd, 2010
5:56 pm

As much money as Boras has raped so many teams of, he should have just given it to them!

NoBreggie4Dogs

November 23rd, 2010
6:00 pm

The “Communist Times” reported what, who gives a hoot..

Why don’ they write up a story about juiced up Yankees teams from 1996-2001, oh about the time they won 4 WS

Boom

November 23rd, 2010
6:11 pm

Should’ve used Auburn’s bagmen.

Mark (another one)

November 23rd, 2010
6:12 pm

So, we have the Times telling us loans have to be registered. Maybe I believe them and maybe I don’t. Let’s just say I am not sure.

Boras says he made with the loans and complied with the rules. If Salcedo could have received these loans from a bank or other financial firm is doubtful. He asked Boras for them and received them. Boras is owed the money. No one appears to disagree.

Salcedo claims he feels pressure from Boras to not change agents. Now that he has $1.6 million, certainly he can pay off Boras and move to another agent. When you get paid $1.6 million, $70k is not much for your freedom.

If Boras broke any union rules, let the union deal with it. Its not like he’s hiding. Salcedo needs to listen to his coaches and become a better player. He doesn’t have time to waste on fighting with an agent.

Jerry Maguire

November 23rd, 2010
6:14 pm

exploitation of a kid making $1.6 mil?

mid town

November 23rd, 2010
6:19 pm

Scott Boras breaking rules. Now that is a shocker!!!

bobo

November 23rd, 2010
6:22 pm

Hang him, the uga fans will cry like he!! over it like they did Cam Newton.
Yes we play to win, even if I do call the plays–down and dirty.

Reality Bites

November 23rd, 2010
6:31 pm

How is giving a family 70 large exploiting someone?
F—- NY and the Times!

vahidawg

November 23rd, 2010
6:35 pm

Scott Boras makes the rules…

kirkinga

November 23rd, 2010
6:37 pm

Strange how some people care sprint pass the possible exploitation of this family a move on to some tired political b.s.

The type of “help” Boras provided for this family would not be allowed in this country and for good reason. If Boras coerced this kid he should face some heavy penalties including civil and/or criminal sanction, as well as disciplinary action by the bar.

The allegations are disturbing and it doesn’t matter if they came to our attention via NYT or National Review.

JD

November 23rd, 2010
6:43 pm

I bet Boras has so many “loans” outstanding to prospects that he could legally become a bank….
No one here can say “color me surprised”, and I’m sure Boras isn’t the only fatcat agent that loans his prospects a few large…..

Here’s the thing – if MLB smacks him in the mouth for this, they’re going to have roll it up and bust every agent with loans outstanding in the mouth too. Never happen – this will die a quiet death.

Salcedo – bonus baby – pay him his $70 large and play some baseball. quit your whining and find another agent if you’re not happy.

Younger Than That Now

November 23rd, 2010
6:45 pm

Boras knows the golden rules better than anyone… “he who has the gold makes the rules”… so, he’ll get a slight slap on the hand and told not to do that again, and that’ll be the end of it… except for the fat ham that he sends Bud Selig at Christmas. And once again, all is well in the league office… and more importantly at the multi-level Taj Mahal where Scott Boras encamps his illustrious corporation.

USMC DAWG

November 23rd, 2010
6:52 pm

MLB can solve this right now. If Boras violated any MLB/union rules, ban him. Simple as that. After that, MLB should notify the Bar Association. I’m sure he’s not in very good standing therr.

Intellibird

November 23rd, 2010
7:22 pm

Bud Selig is spineless, so it’ll take a federal investigation to get to the bottom of this one. Since the Braves don’t do business with Boras clients this could get interesting. Mr. Boras meet your new cellmate, Bernie Madoff. Is Donald Fehr still the union boss? If so, then lawyers typically work out deals between thmselves, which is unfortunate. Somebody other than the NY Times needs to get ahold of this.

BFC

November 23rd, 2010
8:03 pm

Does not seem like a very good return for the Braves or Boras!

AdirondackDave

November 23rd, 2010
8:03 pm

Kirkinga — Very well put, thank you.

ed simmons

November 23rd, 2010
8:21 pm

Boras is one of the reasons a lot of us cant afford to go to the games.

DawgDad

November 23rd, 2010
8:39 pm

Violating a UNION rule??? Boras could murder 20 MLB players and the union would walk in a strike in a heartbeat to protect him; he’s the players’ leading bread and butter man. This is a smokescreen story planted to embarass Boras and provide some leverage for some negotiation, somewhere. Who are the Yankees trying to sign? The Times reporting this means it’s almost certainly an underhanded ploy and half-truth.

Dan in West Georgia

November 23rd, 2010
9:04 pm

“The Times reporting this means it’s almost certainly an underhanded ploy and half-truth.” And you base this conclusion on what facts, exactly?

Rick_Matula_Tics

November 23rd, 2010
9:19 pm

But Salcedo is not very good, apparently, and it is not like the Bravos will lose scholarships or that recruiting will be hurt or that they will not get to play a bowl game.

Rick_Matula_Tics

November 23rd, 2010
9:25 pm

Teams have training factory dormitories in the DR. How is that not a loan on a child and just a bit exploitative? If the NYT wants to rake some muck how about starting with the entire system of indentured servitude that feeds into the Pimp Vending of Dominican adolescence; of which, this is only the smallest whiff of a detail.

Philly Braves Fan

November 23rd, 2010
9:26 pm

I spent the first 25 years of my 40 years living in ATL, I am surprised at how many retards on this board trash the NY Times yet I bet they think the AJC is some cornerstone of journalism. I still read the AJC everyday as I love staying connected to my hometown paper….but only a backwoods Cooter would think the NY Times is a 2 bit publications

Dalton Dawg

November 23rd, 2010
9:31 pm

Boras is bad for Baseball. Why does Boras get away with what he wants to do?? He takes advantage of his clients and the ML teams!! Ban him or better yet, make him coach in a little league!! This will remind him that the MLB is for the fans and for the dreams of boys everywhere.

extremus

November 23rd, 2010
9:34 pm

While I’m all for the truth coming out either way, I can’t help but think it would be a HUGE relief for the game of baseball if Scott Boras went down from legal/ethics issues. MLB made a ginormous (yes, it’s a real word now according to Webster’s) mistake by allowing free agency to take its current bloated, ridiculous form. Boras always played by those rules (at least on the surface), but his constant envelope-pushing was key in destroying competitive balance and pushing small market teams to the brink of irrelevance. If MLB no longer had to deal with him I think it would be great for the long term health and restoration of the game.

GovClintonTyree

November 23rd, 2010
9:39 pm

I do not have a problem with Scott Boras loaning money to the impoverished family of a baseball prospect and then getting it back as a cost out of his first contract. Seems to me that’s a win-win-win all the way around.

When I was in school, the Navy was offering me an ROTC college scholarship in exchange for four years as a commissioned officer. How is this different?

Boras is bad for the competitive balance of baseball, but I’d love to be his client. Even if he did something against the rules, I think the rules are wrong.

I must be missing the part where he exploits them. Seems like a symbiotic relationship to me.

explain

November 23rd, 2010
10:01 pm

will someone explain to me why does a fool like brandon has to say first and then doesnt make a comment about the article? its alright to say first but at least add something you idiot.

Boros is a used car salesmen that doesnt care about the integrity of the game just making money. He is a loser like the guy who says “first”!!! hahaha

gcs

November 24th, 2010
12:12 am

FINALLY! Something good happens in baseball. Let’s get that greedy selfish Scott Boras out of baseball!

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oldandntheway

November 24th, 2010
12:14 am

When did the NCAA take over professional baseball?

kirkinga

November 24th, 2010
12:26 am

Salcedo – bonus baby – pay him his $70 large and play some baseball. quit your whining and find another agent if you’re not happy.

Perhaps some don’t understand what the issue is here because Salcedo wanted to get another agent, did in fact find another agent, and received a bonus large enough to repay the “help” Boras provided.

If someone takes away your right to decide, that isn’t “whining”, that is taking away an individual’s economic freedom. One would think that those who believe in individual rights and freedom would find the use of coercion to take away that right highly offensive?

Again, if the allegations are true, what Boras would have done is become Salcedo’s pimp. Just because the alleged amounts are in the 7-figure range, it is no different than some creep finding a child on the street, provide that child with hot meals and a place safer than the streets to live, and then making that child turn tricks in order to be repaid for the “help”. Of course that raerely ends well for the child.

Using coercive force in order to exploit people for personal financial gain is wrong. That goes doubly so for children. Sadly we know all to well from college sports that some people have no issue buying and selling children for sports entertainment purposes. Just because it’s some poor brown island kid rather than some kid from the U.S. shouldn’t make the allegations any less disturbing.

The Grinch

November 24th, 2010
12:45 am

kirkinga, I completely agree with you that taking in a homeless child and turning them into a prostitute is absolutely wrong.

But remind me again how that relates to an 18 year old multi-millionaire? I’m pretty sure getting to be filthy rich from a few swings in the batting cage is a better fate than what most child prostitutes endure in exchange for food.

Hyperbole, my man; be careful of its usage.

Cronin-dog

November 24th, 2010
2:03 am

Notso Fast

November 24th, 2010
5:32 am

When you are the best (Boras) then people will come at you with things like this. I think there are bigger problems with baseball than this is. I hate Boras’s ways but if I was a young player he would be my choise as an agent.

Paddy

November 24th, 2010
6:19 am

No Heisman for Salcedo now. Understand he is going to transfer to USC!

old man

November 24th, 2010
7:32 am

It has nothing to do with fairness to Salcedo in particular, or the NY Times. It is all about policing the activity of agents. If the agent loans money to a client, and then the client wants to change agents, and then the agent says, “If you stay with me, I won’t sue you for the money, but if you leave, I’m suing you for the money,” then, in reality, the agent can sue his client for leaving him, when a client is supposed to be able to change agents at any time. Maybe Salcedo has the money to repay the loan right now. But some other client may squander the money, and then he is in a form of indentured servitude. He can’t change agents without being sued.

And, if the loan is one which Boras never intends to collect as long as Salcedo stays with him, that’s a big no-no as far as a lawyer-client relationship is concerned. You can NEVER pay someone to be your client.

braveshoo

November 24th, 2010
7:36 am

I hate Boras, and no salary cap in baseball. It allows teams like the yankees to “buy” their way to the playoffs. However, I’d rather talk about the Braves. We have mentioned a lot of possibilites for CF for the Braves. How about Bret Gardner of the Yankees. He played LF this year, but played CF the year before. He is fast and should be able to cover a lot of ground- I dont know about his arm. He hit .277 this year, with a .383 OBP, 97 runs scored, 47 RBI’s, and 47 SB in 56 attempts. He gives us speed at the top of the lineup, and lets Prado bat 2nd which is his natural spot. Gardner will only cost 450,000, and is not arbitration eligble until 2012. On the downside, he is already 27 years old, so it obviously took him a while to get to the majors. Because of this, he can probably be obtainable for a prospect, which leaves our entire team intact, and frees up some money for Hall( a better utility player than Infante) and an experienced reliever. If the prospect is good enough, we can probably get the Yankees to take McClouth as part of the deal and free up some needed payroll for us. Any thoughts?

dap01

November 24th, 2010
8:03 am

Boras and his financial “difficulties” are such a non story. Let’s get back to the Braves.

I would love for the Braves to get a new CF but I bet that the Braves simply get another relief pitcher and let Diory or Hick and Matt Young fill out the bench.

That is the boring route to take but it may be the best. If they are lucky enough for Schafer to establish himself again (in order to take over in 2012) then the Braves will have a balanced lineup and GREAT pitching to win it all in 2012.

Saint Simons

November 24th, 2010
8:08 am

(((( 21-19 ))))

HAHAHAHAHAHA

retiredMLscout

November 24th, 2010
8:26 am

Slow news day. This is a nothing story.

Branch Rickey

November 24th, 2010
8:37 am

.197 batting average?

This is the guy that will replace Alex Gonzalez in 2012 ?

rtrafford

November 24th, 2010
9:00 am

Boras needs to be punished if these allegations have merit…….send him through a TSA screening!

jason

November 24th, 2010
9:17 am

u can’t have him boras!!!!!

Fols

November 24th, 2010
9:30 am

Boras is not the reason people can’t attend games……your career path is. Baseball games are dirt cheap and the stadiums are half empty. Buy a cheap seat and by the 5th inning your sitting by the dugouts.

mike

November 24th, 2010
9:55 am

It is ok people. The rules only apply to black college football players. You know the ones who generate millions of dollars for the NCAA, the schools, the coaches and the local business community. God forbid these guys can’t even get a throw back jersey unless they get suspensed.

Walker, Texas Ranger

November 24th, 2010
9:58 am

Bottom line, Boras is a scavenger and our shortstop of the future batted below .200

Lou Vales

November 24th, 2010
9:58 am

The New York Times is obviously not theAJC, the Times-Picayune, the Savannah Whatever or Florida Times Union. You can tell the caliber of writing is not meant for real folks, let’s just move on.

shadetree

November 24th, 2010
10:06 am

The issue here is the fact of; did Boras by rule notify the union about the loan. If he did he is okay, if he didn’t then he should get punished. I know he gives his clients facilities to make them better ballplayers and thats how his clients make him more money. It’s a shame thats the way America has become. The mighty dollars. Of course only a poor person would make that comment. LOL.

What I would love to see is the sports fan to become diligent and ardent for the way the politicians have sold us out.

It could be just as much fun to roast a senator as to root for your team.

dpelfrey

November 24th, 2010
10:09 am

Walker…

Bottom line is our current top pitching prospect, Julio Teheran, posted a 6.60 ERA and 1.467 WHIP in his first full pro season at Danville, then posted a 4.78 ERA and 1.407 WHIP in his first stint at A-ball Rome the following year. Now he’ll probably be the top pitching prospect in all of baseball when the BA rankings come out this winter. Sometimes these latin players take some time to adjust. Give Salcedo a few years and then judge him. You’re right about Boras being a scavenger though, so you got that going for you.

And thanks for playing the race card mike…it’s always a solid argument.

Smackerel

November 24th, 2010
10:31 am

There is no coercion here. The kid and his family were not coerced into borrowing the money. Once they borrowed it, they owed it back. Oh, the humanity!! When the kid wanted to change agents, he changed agents and paid the money back. Oh, the humanity!! The complaint is that he felt “pressured” to stick with or return to Boras because of the loan. So what? It’s a complete non-event. Moderately hard decisions do not equate to coercion. As for exploitation, the kid is a millionaire in single A ball hitting under .200. If anybody got shafted in this deal it sure wasn’t the kid!

Ben

November 24th, 2010
10:33 am

Perhaps the Mike Schmidt of the NY times should have done due diligence and contacted the MLB players Union and Boras prior to posting an article with law breaking accusations. Then they would not need to post a follow up article stating that Boras notified the players union and loaned the money within the rules.

Mike Schmidt- Same dude that makes a name for himself uncovering steroid & drug use now tries to further his career uncovering unlawful Dominican exploitation schemes. Really? Really Man?

Bill Stanfill

November 24th, 2010
10:42 am

Don’t you hate it when you hear that one of your favorite players, maybe or a potential free agent target of the Braves has signed with Scott Boras?

It’s like he has a magic wand–it almost insures that the player will be overpaid and signed for too many years. No wonder he attracts so many players.

bobo

November 24th, 2010
11:30 am

Junebaby..You need to get a Education before you spout off about something you know nothing about…typical Liberal.
New York Times is a Liberal owned and operated business…not news. But who cares this America where you can do anything and its ok.

justin1

November 24th, 2010
11:34 am

i just cant wait to see him up in atlanta

bulldogbyrd

November 24th, 2010
11:51 am

Unethical behavior by a sports agent???….I am SHOCKED!..not.

dap01

November 24th, 2010
11:54 am

Junebaby: Easy, easy

stew

November 24th, 2010
11:57 am

Is this kid any good? He batted .197 at Rome. Is he Chipper’s heir apparent?

Najeh Davenpoop

November 24th, 2010
12:13 pm

According to MLBTraderumors.com, Hinske close to deciding between Braves, Brewers.

dpelfrey

November 24th, 2010
12:50 pm

stew…

Salcedo had a rough debut year, but from what I read he has all the raw tools and most importantly the bat speed to translate to a potential power-hitting shortstop or third baseman. He’ll need a few years to develop and may end up being another dud like Betemit. But he could be something special too. I wouldn’t pay much attention to his stats this year. Latin players often have a rough go their first year playing in the states. Also keep in mind he was an 18-year old playing against 20-23 year olds in low-A ball. Bethancourt was also an 18-year old in the league, and he had a .276 OBP but I don’t think you can find a scout out there that doesn’t think he’ll be a special player. So keep that in mind.

Mitchell

November 24th, 2010
1:28 pm

Wow, there’s some real northern aggression goin’ on up in here.

I like it.

dap01

November 24th, 2010
2:19 pm

Waldo: Stick to baseball, perhaps you know more about baseball than life. Your blogging makes you look incredibly stupid or drunk.

it's a chopper to chipper

November 24th, 2010
2:25 pm

I read about this on espn’s site yesterday. They said that Salcedo’s family couldn’t pay the money back because they are in so much debt. He got 1.6 million and couldn’t pay back $70,000? That does not make any sense. But one of Boras’ cronies was quoted as saying, “don’t worry, we’ll get it back”. Sounded kind of sinister to me, like something you’d hear watching the Sopranos.

bobo

November 24th, 2010
2:30 pm

man when you lose it hurt.

Mark (another one)

November 24th, 2010
3:41 pm

My problem with the NY Times is the unchecked facts in their stories. Did Boras report the loan to the Union? Inquiring minds want to know but they rushed to meet a deadline and didn’t check the facts that make up the story. To fill out the story, they mix in some story about Salcedo feeling pressure to stay with Boras because Boras loaned him $70k.

Was the $70k a loan against future earnings? Was it properly registered with the Union? Did Salcedo feel loyalty to Boras but express it inappropriately in his second language? Is Boras wrong for providing the advance while he negotiated the kids first baseball contract? If so, under what circumstances does the Union allow loans?

I used to read newspapers to find the facts but I now read them to keep up with sports. The level of reporting is poor when it comes to local and regional news.

From all reports on Salcedo, he is adjusting. I am not sure of his birthday but he was 18 when signed in March. He played 54 games at SS for Rome and struck out about 1/3 of the time. He hit two homes and was 6 of 11 for steals. OPB.239, SLG .295 and had 28 errors.

Watching him play defense, he had a decent arm and good range. He more than anything appears to lose focus. Some people there compare his tools to Yunel Escobar but say he isn’t as good. My point would be that Yunel was 22 when he signed, and a head case. I saw the manager pull him mid-inning for not having his head in the game. Now he is a quality major league shortstop and Salcedo may be in a few years as well.

Justafan

November 24th, 2010
3:59 pm

Carroll Rogers, Braves need relief pitcher to fill the bull pen. Have you heard any rumors? What about Jon Rauch from the Twins. The Twins did not offer him Arbitration so it would not cost Braves a pick. I think he could be a perfect fit. Also another that may fit is Matt Guerrier also of Twins. Then didn’t offer him arbitration either. Twins will probably try to resign cheaper. Whats your opinion. Welcome back and happy Turkey-day.

Coach (2011 and Fredi G. a GO!)

November 24th, 2010
5:59 pm

It’s just business as usual in the world of baseball.

Move along folks, nothing to see here.

mark bradley's 70's fro and mustache

November 24th, 2010
6:01 pm

Im sure that THIS is the first time that this has happened. LOL

bob

November 24th, 2010
9:53 pm

Man gives poor family in DR lots of money. This a travesty, he should be sent straight to hell.

dap01

November 25th, 2010
12:56 am

If he went to Auburn, his family would not have to pay it back. If he went to Florida, he could just steal the money, if he went to Florida, his speeding tickets could help pay the loan back.

dawgcrap

November 25th, 2010
8:11 am

If he went to UGA They’d give him the key to the State and some Red Panties. dapO1…

dap01

November 25th, 2010
9:03 am

dawgcrap: I agree. Your mother said that they she had another set of both.

William C Smith

November 25th, 2010
10:24 am

Helping and impoverished family with a loan to be paid back. They need to put the Braves on probation. No playoffs for the Braves. Don’t they know by now that only Goldman Sachs can give illegal funds and not be punished. Go Sarah Palin and Tom Delay.

JNBRAVES

November 25th, 2010
11:24 am

I would like to add something. Guys why are you concerned about his defense,hitting or the loan situation. let me remind you that there is a guy called Derek Jeter and his first year in the minor league had as many errors as hit( just saying.) Jeter has a great career and pair of gold globes. Do you guys remember a player name Chipper Jones, do you, I guest you do …..Chipper also has bad a season in his first minor league year and did not hit at all. Give this kid a chance to get comfortable in the United States. If the Braves gave this kid all that money is because they scouted this kid very well.

Bill

November 25th, 2010
11:30 am

Happy Thanksgiving Carroll, DOB and all you great Baseball Fans. Ok all sports!

Elmer Fudd

November 25th, 2010
1:25 pm

Damn! Does that mean Boras will have to give up his license? We would miss him.

Bill

November 26th, 2010
12:21 am

Crazy cat…………

Darryl Blackberry

November 26th, 2010
2:26 am

Why are you folks shooting the messenger? We should all band together on this one, ’cause it’s a no-brainer: Boras needs to be stopped. He’s good to his players, but not good for the game of baseball…and that, ultimately, makes it bad for the fans.

braveshoo

November 26th, 2010
8:41 am

For all you guys out there who need a knew blog, how about the following proposed trade to discuss: The Braves trade Brandon Beachy and Nate McClouth to the yankees for Brett Gardner. The Yankees get a good young pitcher who can be a 5th starter or work out of the bullpen, who is not arbitration eligbble for 3 more years. They also get a LF with some power who is a pullhitter with that short RF porch for LH hitters in Yankee stadium.
Braves get a 27 year old CF with speed who hit .277, .383 OBP, 97 runs scored, 47 RBI’s, and 47 stolen bases in 54 attempts to bat leadoff; they dont give up any of the young prospects they are counting on; and they pick up 6 million in saved salary that they can use to sign Hinske, a real good utility player like Hall, and a veteran reliever like John Rauch. Your thoughts?

Allmenarekings

November 26th, 2010
11:24 am

Scott Boras give sport agents a bad name he should have been outlawed from doing businesses in the states years ago.

dap01

November 26th, 2010
2:12 pm

Bravesshoo: Great suggestion, great attempt to make things more interesting on this slow blog day.

americus jacket

November 26th, 2010
6:49 pm

I am a backwoods cooter, and yes, I think the NY Times is a 2-bit publication. The problem with the NYT, and even the J-C, is that they usually have an agenda that is different than mine. They will publish articles that are “left leaning” without all the facts, and it irks me that many of their columnists “hate freedom.” It does sound like you made a fine choice to leave us after 25 years.

So excuse us backwoods cooters for not truly understanding the greatness that is the NYT.

What Ever

November 26th, 2010
7:44 pm

I see where the leftist here at AJC remove any comments against any socialist or socialist dimocrat loving news paper such as the NY Slimes. Fine. Dims got smashed in the last election. Lefty newspapers like the Slimes and this rag are in the same boat. Going under slowly because of your lefty leanings. You delete anything that a lefty finds offensive, yet print lefty rants against anyone else. Good. Shows your try commie colors.

braveshoo

November 26th, 2010
11:22 pm

Dear Dave and Carroll: Hope you are having a nice Thanksgiving with your families. Here’s a suggestion for your next blog. Lets have a Fan’s Forum where the Fan’s suggest what trades they think the Braves should make, and you and the other Fan’s can respond. We would need to justify our suggestions in light of likely payroll limits just like FRank Wrenn. It should be a lot of fun. Your Thoughts?

Gumbylovespokey

November 27th, 2010
12:58 am

“Frankly, I am shocked, shocked to find there’s gambling going on here!”
“Your winnings sir”

BigT

November 28th, 2010
6:43 am

If you hit .197 in A level minors, you can’t be much of a prospect.

mark philippsen

November 28th, 2010
6:58 pm

communist times?

Tyler

November 29th, 2010
8:10 am

I’m ready for the Hot Stove to start getting hot again!

Looks like the Marlins rotation is going to be tough if Javy finds his NL East dominance again!

When are we going to trade some prospects away for Ellsbury/Rasmus and sign a reliever?

shelbydawkins

November 29th, 2010
8:28 am

Lordy, it’s that time of year when the same story appears on the Braves page… and a particularly boring one at that…

rico43

November 29th, 2010
9:29 am

The thing about this story is the Godfather-esque posturing by Boras: kid’s family “borrows” $70K; kid changes agents; Boras demands repayment and kid can’t repay; kid changes (or is forced to change) back to Boras and does not have to replay loan. Think it’s also correct he does not have to repay as long as he stays a Boras client.

Random thought: was Jay Mohr’s character in “Jerry Maguire” based on Boras?

Redneck Ricks

November 29th, 2010
11:21 am

We need a new Braves blog. Can one of you 12 reporters talk with GM Frank Wren ?

wonder

November 29th, 2010
12:19 pm

Nothing going on in Baseball?

RichieRich86

November 29th, 2010
2:40 pm

How long is this going to be the main page?

David O'Brien

November 29th, 2010
2:45 pm

RichieRich86: Would you prefer an update on all the Braves news or new rumors that have happened since Carroll posted this?

That post would be about 2 lines long.

But seriously, I’ve spent much of the day on the phone. Was waiting to try to reach a couple of players in particular before writing a new blog, since they are pertinent topics of discussion.

Bill

November 29th, 2010
2:51 pm

Thanks DOB………..

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