Found June 04, 2012 on This Is Getting Old:
PLAYERS: Scott Boras
I doubt there is anyone who though Mark Appel would be there for the Buccos but there he was. The big Stanford righty was touted as the best pitcher in the draft, but things didn’t quite work out like that did they? Why didn’t they?  Scott Boras. Appel fell for just one reason, compensation demands. [...]

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