September 17, 2021

Rosenthal: Scott Boras responds to Mark Lerner, saying Nationals are experiencing ‘revenue festival’ (The Athletic)

Scott Boras, the representative for free-agent third baseman Anthony Rendon and right-hander Stephen Strasburg, had a pointed response to Nationals owner Mark Lerner saying he could not afford to re-sign both players.

“The Nationals are experiencing a revenue festival in 2020,” Boras wrote via text on Friday morning. “World Series momentum has blossomed, millions in DC.

“The franchise value has increased by nearly $2 billion since their purchase. The Nationals made an extra $30 million winning the World Series. Attendance will increase by more than four to five hundred thousand. TV ratings and advertising rates all skyrocketed.

“Everyone in DC knows special cherry trees create revenue bloom.”

Boras’ comments came in response to Lerner telling NBC Sports Washington on Thursday, “We really can only afford to have one of those two guys. They’re huge numbers. We already have a really large payroll to begin with.”


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