Uberagent Scott Boras represents Zach Britton, Wei-Yin Chen, Chris Davis and Matt Wieters. That means he often deals with the Orioles.
At last year’s winter meetings, Boras had kind things to say about the Orioles, even joking that executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette, who he says he has a good relationship, “has great hair, too.”
Boras appeared at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History on Monday, and in a transcript printed in the Washington Post, continued to dole out compliments to the Orioles
“You give a lot of credit to the idea that in recent time, they’ve gone out and put together and new manager, a new general manager, a coaching staff, and this team is in first place. They’re there for a lot of reasons, and how long they’ll be there, I don’t know, but to be in first place in the American League East…you’re really doing something right,” Boras said.
Boras says that Orioles managing partner Peter Angelos is prompt in returning calls and that Duquette and Showalter have worked well together.
“The Orioles have done a very good job of making their franchise relevant and of interest the last couple of years. Whether or not that continues will be, I think, a big question,” Boras said. “I think that Dan Duquette and Buck Showalter have really formed a force that’s allowed for the development and evaluation of players that, really, when you look at the decisions the last couple of years, are some of the league’s best decisions.”