As Matt Cerrone, from Metsblog, notes SuperAgent Scott Boras is trying to get 16 million per year for free agent Derek Lowe.
Cripes, that is more than most A-listers from last year (e.g., Zambrano, Peavy, Halladay, C. Lee, Webb, Oswalt, etc.). I like Lowe, I do, but I am growing tired of Boras pitting team(s) against others. Moreover, I am not sure that he is worth this type of money. I certainly understand Boras’ motive, but his latest attempt is classic – the Braves and Phillies. C’mon, these teams are not going to pony up 16 million beans for Lowe. Hold out Omar, the price will come down.
Nice try Scotty, nice try. My only response to this would be the same one that Jeff Spicoli had for Mr. Hand in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (if you are under 30 years old- I apologize).
Posted by Gene Anthony