Storylines: Boras upset by comments in ESPN article
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Here are the stories from Sunday, April 13th.
- According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, agent Scott Boras said that the comments made by anonymous executives from around the league in an ESPN article about how much they would pay free agents Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales has "damaged" the players. Boras told Heyman: "It's a clear violation of the CBA. As many as five executives continue to use ESPN as a conduit to violate the collective bargaining agreement. Kendrys Morales and Stephen Drew were damaged by these comments."
- Justin Sellers was sent back down to Triple-A Columbus to make room for Lonnie Chisenhall, who has returned from paternity leave.
Others News and Notes
- Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register tweeted that pitcher Joe Blanton has left the A's Triple-A team and may have decided to retire.
- ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted that executives from around the league think the Diamondbacks could be a team that may look to make some changes early in the season, after their slow start.
- Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wrote that he believes the Yankees are the best bet to sign free agent reliever Joel Hanrahan.
- 1500 ESPN.com's Derek Wetmore mentioned that he thinks the Twins could be a fit for outfielder Sam Fuld, who was recently designated for assignment by Oakland.
Looks like Ubaldo is using the "Callaway" system to determine his E.R.A. this year.
He totally misread the market on these two players and now he's looking for someone to blame rather than looking at himself.
Also, Boras and his free agents can cry me a river. I am sure they are still sleeping easy on the huge piles of money they have earned over the years--and will earn again after the draft.