Agents are amazing beings. They promote their players, sometimes too much, just so their clients, and themselves, can collect the mighty dollar. Many times in sports, it works, and that's what makes sports agents so popular among player. Promote your clients, get them signed, gain power and popularity. Don't, and your client and maybe even you as a sports agent, disappear.
Scott Boras is overly dramatic. I want to share with you a tweet. It's from Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times who is quoting what Boras said about free agent Barry Zito.
Boras says there is "widespread" interest in Barry Zito.OK then.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) December 10, 2014
As Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk says:
"...It’s all rather silly, of course. He’s the biggest agent in the game and dozens of reporters crowd around him and hang on his every word. So you’d think that, at some point, he’d just hold an actual press conference where everyone could hear him and people could ask questions in an orderly fashion. That doesn’t happen, of course. Probably because Major League Baseball doesn’t want to give him some sort of official imprimatur..."
Ditto Craig... Ditto.
No offense to Barry Zito... but here's a tip. Dump your agent.
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