All around Major League Baseball, teams aren’t springing to sign free agents. Super-agent Scott Boras isn’t happy about it. But that’s not all. Now he’s got something new to add, and it’s about tanking. He’s been against tanking for quite some time, of course, but this is a little different. This time, Boras says games between two tanking teams should cost less.
And you know what? It’s tough to blame him.
“Scott Boras says if MLB teams can charge extra for high-profile matchups, fans should demand lower ticket prices for games featuring two tanking clubs. ‘It will be like military day: Come see the two tanks.‘
There are obviously other motivating factors at play here for Boras, but he’s got a point. Technically speaking, fans do pay less for worse matchups than they do for good ones. But generally speaking, these are base prices across baseball — depending on their market. Whenever dynamic pricing is at play, it seems to only go upwards.
And guess what? The more this free agent market continues to crawl, the more Boras is going to talk. Fans don’t seem to like that either, though. Fans also seem to think they pay player salaries, so who really knows what’s going on here?
Please just do something soon, baseball.