So you see that photo up there? Yep, that's Scott Boras introducing Derek Lowe to the Dodgers. Well, Scott showed up at Citi Field yesterday (fresh from showing off Mark Teixeira) with his bag of tricks. In this case, the bag contained Lowe, Perez, Manny, and other lesser names.
Boras is the highest paid used car salesman in the world. He has the money, time, and guts to wait as long as it takes to squeeze every penny out of the Mets for Lowe. The Mets have kicked the tires, sat in the driver's seat, and looked at the sticker price. With a sneer, the negotiations have begun.
Boras can't lose, by the way...he has Oliver Perez in his back pocket in case he can't move Lowe to the Mets. The Phillies, Braves, or Red Sox are waiting to see what happens.
Omar Minaya is pretty slick himself and he hasn't blinked...yet. The Wilpons and their cash machines (SNY and Citi Field) have some very deep pockets. Scotty knows this all too well.
Last night on the new MLB Network, Al Leiter recommended that the Mets go for Perez. He's younger with more long-term potential. If I were Mr. Leiter today, I would watch my back for even involving himself in a discussion about Scott's clients.
Santana, Pelfrey, Maine, Lowe, somebody else.
Santana, Pelfrey, Maine, Perez, somebody else.
Santana, Pelfrey, Maine, Lowe, Perez...bingo!
Mr. Boras, if the Mets take my advice and spend a ton of dough on both Lowe and Perez...I accept checks or cash.