Scott Boras says Marlins have turned into a 'pawn shop'

Published 11:45 a.m. ET Dec. 13, 2017 | Updated 12:30 p.m. ET Dec. 13, 2017


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It’s been nearly five days since the Miami Marlins traded Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees. And still the bedraggled franchise remains the butt of jokes and source of acrimony. 

Super agent Scott Boras became the latest to jump the Marlins, using his annual winter meetings press session to liken the Marlins to a “pawn shop.” 

“We’ve seen one of our major league jewelry stores become a pawn shop,” Boras told a gaggle of reporters at baseball’s winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 

The Marlins certainly have the right to rebuild after winning just 77 games and with a new ownership group saddled with old debt needs to get the franchise on solid footing.

But the manner in which the Stanton trade – engineered by…

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