Boras is talking up Damon too

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Earlier this morning we saw Scott Boras talking up his prized left field client, Matt Holliday.  Well, Boras has nother leftfield client about to become a free agent too.  His name is Johnny Damon, and Boras has some opinions on that guy as well:

“Not that I’ve been thinking about this, but players who can get on the field every day and score 100 runs, how many guys do that?  Johnny just plays, and he’s got the body type that allows him to do that.  If stem-cell research were around, you’d want to tap into that gene pool.  He’s (35), but has a 30-year-old’s body. He plays much younger.”

Whatever. We know Boras makes his bones by talking up his dudes.  The question I have is what he does when he’s in a negotiation with a team over Holliday, and the team says “well Scott, I think we’d reather pay your boy Damon less than half of Holliday’s salary, but still a lot for Damon, in order to fill our left field needs.”

Conflict of interest, right?  One way to get around it is to have subordinates handle either Damon or Holliday’s negotiation while Boras handles the other.  But do you think Damon or Holliday hired Boras and expect to be handled by a junior agent?

Corey Seager will be included on Dodgers’ World Series roster

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will be on the team’s World Series roster.

Seager, 23, played in the NLDS but was left off the NLCS roster due to a lower back injury suffered in Game 3 against the Diamondbacks. He had three hits, including a triple, in 15 plate appearances in that series. During the regular season, Seager hit .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs, 77 RBI, and 85 runs scored across 613 PA.

Charlie Culberson and Chris Taylor handled shortstop while Seager was absent. Both players were among the Dodgers’ best performers in the NLCS. With Seager back in the fold, Taylor will play mostly center field and Culberson will return to his bench role.