"I've had an opportunity to spend a great deal of time with Ted Lerner and Mark Lerner. We have a foundation built and we understand them a little bit and they understand us. [And believe me; when this negotiation is over they will not only understand us, but they will know us. In the Biblical sense. Bwaaaaa ha ha ha ha.] Our goal here was to provide the franchise, prior to the draft, with every bit of information we could with where we felt Stephen's value points were and why. [Bwaaaa ha ha ha.]"
(Scott Boras, via Baseball America dot com, 6/10/2009)
"An extraordinary player receiving a substantial bonus far above other draft picks has happened before ... Obviously Stephen falls into that class of players. They just happen to have that extraordinary ability.[Bwaaaaa ha ha ha ha.]"
(Scott Boras, via Associated Press, 6/10/2009)
Satan to Stan: "I'll see you in Hell!"
Stephen Strasburg and his agent, the Devil himself, a.k.a. Satan, spoke to the MSM via conference call earlier today.
The more we finish digesting some of the comments and read into the early posturing by Boras, (an "optimistic tone" says the Washington Times' Ben Goessling?), the more we're freaked out that this thing won't get done.
This much we know: it'll be a long, agonizing road to August 17th.