David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Scott Boras thinks Stephen Drew, Kendrys Morales both good fits for Toronto Blue Jays


The Toronto Blue Jays made a number of big, splashy moves last off-season. This year has been quiet, and that lack of activity recently sparked a scathing string of comments from super-agent Scott Boras in which he called out Toronto’s ownership and accused them, effectively, of sitting on a pile of money they could be spending on more players.

Maybe that was one in a series of public moves from Boras, as he has now taken to the air waves to make the case that the Blue Jays should sign two of his clients: Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales.

Ben Nicholson-Smith of SportsNet passes along the story. Boras explains that Drew is still a fit for Toronto despite the fact that they already have Jose Reyes in the shortstop spot:

He would play second base if the club came and made the position a long-term one for him.”

Making Drew a long-time offer to be their second baseman of the future would be…creative, to say the least. As for Morales?

They need a right-handed bat particularly in their DH area to answer a deficiency they have with Lind where he hits right-handed pitching well, but not left-handed pitching…There are teams looking for a player like Lind who has contract control and is someone who would probably bring back a good pitcher.”

To recap: Boras believes that the Blue Jays should sign Drew to play second base long term and that they should sign Morales and then trade Adam Lind for a pitcher.

It’s just that simple, right? You know, this free agent compensation system might finally be getting to Boras.

Tags: Kendrys Morales Stephen Drew Toronto Blue Jays

  • Gary Kimbrel

    And obviously Boras is the guy you trust, because he has the teams interest at heart, right? He absolutely has the right to tell a team how to operate, and that they should sign his clients. Can’t find the sarcasm font…

    • Hayden Kane

      Funny, I was having trouble finding the sarcasm font too! I know that this is Boras’s job, I just think it’s interesting in this case that he has so specifically targeted the Blue Jays and tried to dig into their roster. Normally agents don’t get down in the weeds like that, but then again, Boras isn’t exactly normal…