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 Scott Boras - “The Japanese teams start practicing in mid-January. They have a decisive advantage. For the American hitters, particularly the power hitters, it's not there yet. You take power away from the American players, all of a sudden you're going to have close games.”
 Scott Boras - “Boras said he made sure that Rodriguez understands he will be leaving shortstop behind for good. Alex understands Derek Jeter is the captain of this team, ... He's under no illusions.”
 Scott Boras - “I don't think it's an issue of them not being prepared or organized. I think it's an issue of their judgment as to what value they placed on Johnny Damon.”
 Scott Boras - “When he got Boston's first offer, he realized that he thought of himself differently than the Red Sox did. He knew then that there was a possibility he may leave, and I don't think that he ever considered leaving prior to that.”
 Scott Boras - “I heard some very serious things today that made me think there are going to be some clubs that are going to be very aggressive in the free-agent process.”
 Alan Boras - “We just learned today ... it's something we will have to examine.”
 Scott Boras - “We learned from Alex Rodriguez , when Seattle tried to trade him during his last year that it was a very difficult thing to do, ... If your team is remotely in the race you're better off keeping the player because clubs aren't going to give up much for a short, two-month stay.”
 Scott Boras - “He took a lot less to come back to the Yankees because he values the Yankees tradition.”
 Scott Boras - “It was just something that was very difficult to work out.”
 Alan Boras - “It's exploration, so there's always risk associated. We have more work to do so we remain optimistic.”
 Scott Boras - “I don't want the world and Minnesota fans to think that Kyle was in any way pushing this situation. He was willing to settle.”
 Scott Boras - “I don't know why people are writing the Cubs aren't in it because they have to trade Sammy Sosa first.”
 Scott Boras - “It was basically not a raise. It was something that really changed his feelings about Boston. In his mind, that offer put him in a position that was difficult for him. He was surprised by it.”
 Scott Boras - “If the Yankees didn't have to pay the luxury tax, it might have been a different story. As it was, for them to pay Beltran 17 million a year, it's actually more like 24 million. I would say it certainly was a parameter that created an issue in their pursuit of the player.”
 Scott Boras - “If the Yankees didn't have to pay the luxury tax, it might have been a different story, ... As it was, for them to pay Beltran 17 million a year, it's actually more like 24 million. I would say it certainly was a parameter that created an issue in their pursuit of the player.”
 Scott Boras - “Kevin didn't have me pursue any teams because he wanted to see how his health was. He decided after the painful process last year he was not going to play. His arm is still remarkably good, but it's about his back. He had to endure a lot to throw last year.”
 Scott Boras - “People say what we're doing is holding out when in reality the teams are trying to crush the draft market because they don't want to pay fair market value.”
 Scott Boras - “The thing I'd say about that is that if Alex is a hypocrite, then everyone who is American and has parents of different heritage and wants to be respectful of that is a hypocrite, too. If that's being a hypocrite, then I'd want to be one. Alex was thoughtfully considering a difficult decision and was trying to make the right decision for him and his family.”
 Scott Boras - “With all of the talks he had with American and Dominican players, he got a feel for this and made the right decision. I think he understood the importance of a player of his stature competing in this event.”
 Scott Boras - “He hasn't made any decision yet.”
 Scott Boras - “It wasn't just economics that went into this decision. It was really about winning. With his skills and the skills of the Yankees, it was really a good fit.”
 Scott Boras - “They want to hear from all parties sometimes before they make a decision.”
 Scott Boras - “They had a conversation early in the week. They exchanged some dialogue, and they're going to talk again later.”
 Scott Boras - “My hope is next year Terry and I can work out a contract. I have no problem with the Minnesota Twins.”
 Scott Boras - “We received offers from a number of teams, and we're in the process of going through deal points as to Carlos' future contract,”

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