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Super agent Scott Boras makes really involved weather analogy to describe winter meetings

John Tomase
December 13, 2017 - 1:23 pm

Baseball's most famous agent is big on aphorisms, and on Wednesday, the man who gave us the concept of the "pillow contract" added to his lexicon with an extended metaphor comparing baseball's winter meetings to a weather report.

You can judge for yourself whether Scott Boras stuck the landing.

"We had a period of time where we had kind of like the (Shohei) Ohtani sun solar eclipse, where there was kind of a darkness in the industry for almost 10-12 days because everyone was involved, and that's a pretty rare event in baseball, where everyone is involved in trying to attain a player," Boras told reporters in Orlando, including's Rob Bradford. "It was almost like a holiday. I think it set back a lot of normal winter activity."

Then there was the trade of slugger Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins to the Yankees, after he had been tied to the Giants and Cardinals, among others.

"And then we've had kind of the Miami rain, where we've seen a heavy liquidation and such that we've had clubs really trying to define on a number of levels, something very irregular," Boras said. "We've seen one of our major league jewelry stores become a pawn shop, and a lot of teams were wrapped up in evaluating those assets. So now we're starting to get through the trade haze and fog, which is clearly something that is usually taken care of in November, which is being addressed now. We're starting meetings at about 2:15 in the morning because everyone is trying to catch up, I think."

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