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Scott Boras criticizes MLB’s system that allowed Braves to win 2021 World Series

Scott Boras criticizes MLB’s system that allowed Braves to win 2021 World Series

  • Braves
Nov 11
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  • SportsWriters

Baseball’s most influencing sport’s agent, Scott Boras, has expressed his discontent with the current MLB’s trading system that practically allowed the Atlanta Braves to clinch their World Series title since 1995.

“It’s not about the Atlanta Braves or about their general manager or ownership,’’ Boras said. “It’s really about the rules and the rules that allowed them to be a less-than-.500 team on August 1, and add from teams that no longer wanted to compete, and for very little cost.”

Atlanta, which was a sub-.500 team until August 6, managed to successfully make six trades before the July 30 deadline that helped jolt the team to the NL East title and an 88-76 record.

The Braves defeated the 95-win Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Division Series, beat the 106-win Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS, and surpassed the 95-win Houston Astros in the World Series.

“The Atlanta Braves are the Atlanta Braves because tanking teams said, ‘I want to get to the bottom to get those draft picks,’” Boras said. “It created an incentive for the race to the bottom. Being non-competitive, trading off their players, is making the game and the season very different than what it was intended to be. This is the Easter Bunny delivering rotten eggs.”

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