I’ve always asked this exact question to myself and had it on a list of questions to ask Rick Hahn the next time we interview him for Red Line Radio. Yes, David Samson is a notorious scumbag and by all accounts, was not respected around the league at all, but at the same time there’s no reason to not take him at his word here. Everything he says makes complete sense. So if you’re a baseball fan and have always wondered why and how Scott Boras is the best agent in sports, here’s a little peek behind the curtains on how he does it and how teams work with him.
PS – thought it was really interesting that he flat out said all teams tamper. I mean, I always figured they do, just not as bluntly as he makes it seem. Figured it was more hushed conversations in back alleys, not “we want X player when he’s a free agent” type convos.