Comment of the Day: Scott Boras always seems to find 'em

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Reader Gobias Industries is not impressed with Scott Boras’ claim about how special Jayson Werth is:

It’s amazing (albeit a bit mathematically impossible) how many
once-in-a-generation talents Boras has represented this generation.

I take a bit of an objection here. Boras is way too sharp to call all of his big free agents “once-in-a-generation” players. Some are “special talents.” Others are “rare talents.” Others are “singular talents” . . .

Dodgers to retire Fernando Valenzuela’s No. 34 this summer

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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers will retire the No. 34 jersey of pitcher Fernando Valenzuela during a three-day celebration this summer.

Valenzuela was part of two World Series champion teams, winning the 1981 Rookie of the Year and Cy Young awards. He was a six-time All-Star during his 11 seasons in Los Angeles from 1980-90.

He will be honored from Aug. 11-13 when the Dodgers host Colorado.

Valenzuela will join Pee Wee Reese, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Jim Gilliam, Don Sutton, Walter Alston, Sandy Koufax, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson and Don Drysdale with retired numbers.

“To be a part of the group that includes so many legends is a great honor,” Valenzuela said. “But also for the fans, the support they’ve given me as a player and working for the Dodgers, this is also for them.”