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Beenso
Jul 28 2005 01:51 PM

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/sports/3285544

metsmarathon
Jul 28 2005 01:54 PM

i was gonna post that. i was waiting for the KTE.

re: the article:

jeez, bitter much?

i guess boras clientship has that affect on people...

Elster88
Jul 28 2005 01:55 PM

]When the Astros offered him $75 million over five years, a National League general manager said: "That's a fair offer. That's what we're willing to pay him."

Beltran treated that offer as if it were minimum wage. After all, Vladimir Guerrero had signed with the Angels for $75 million.

Boras let the Astros know that Beltran was a far better player than Guerrero. Except that he's not. He's not nearly as good.


Sing it, sister.

Beenso
Jul 28 2005 02:01 PM

Weren't the two offers almost identical dollarwise when tax was taken into play???

metsmarathon
Jul 28 2005 02:26 PM

that sounds oddly familiar.

but i couldnt possibly imagine a newpaper sports "journalist" would ever allow an actual proveable fact to get in the way of a perfectly good rant.

that would never happen.

ABG
Jul 28 2005 02:47 PM

]Boras let the Astros know that Beltran was a far better player than Guerrero.

Far better? No, not at all. Far more marketable at the time they became a FA? Yes, certainly. So why wouldn't they expect more than what Vlad got?