August 3, 2021

Dodgers: Scott Boras Feels Huge Free Agent Contracts Prove Moneyball Doesn’t Work (Dodgers Nation)



Scott Boras has had himself a busy winter so far, negotiating roughly $878 million between four of his clients Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon, and Mike Moustakas.

With his other top clients such as Hyun-Jin Ryu and Dallas Keuchel still available, it’s easy to assume Boras will get his clients over $1 billion before the off-season is over.

Boras appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Alley on Friday, where he claimed that the trend of teams following the Moneyball model does not work, and pointed to the MLB’s 4% drop in attendance in 2018 and early 2019 as proof.

“The fanbase in baseball has spoken about the models baseball is using,” Boras said. “And that is these predicted models where they felt that the successes of teams were going to be measured by something other than I think the fans perception in the ballpark about who great players are.”

Moneyball was made famous by Oakland…

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