Found January 05, 2012 on NBC Philadelphia:
I’m not usually a fan of schadenfreude, but I can’t say that I haven’t enjoyed watching super-agent Scott Boras flail like a windsock this past winter, especially after his two biggest clients -- slugger Prince Fielder and reliever Ryan Madson -- have yet to find homes and seem to be without any significant offers. Of course, I feel bad for Madson -- a favorite of mine from his years with the Phillies -- because it feels like he’s had more doors slammed in his face this winter than a bad salesman. Maybe it’s because teams are wising up and realizing that they shouldn’t pay top dollar for closing pitchers (take note, Ruben Amaro, Jr.), or maybe they refuse to deal with Boras, who is notorious for putting together binders containing statistical analysis and the like in order to puff up his clients in order to squeeze every last dime out of the team that signs him. But, alas, Madson has yet again been rejected. This time, by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who were all like “Hey m...

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