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In slow market, Boras says MLB needs more incentive to win

Agent Scott Boras says the number of major league teams rebuilding with younger, lower-cost rosters has become a cancer to the sport, attributing behavior to the strengthened luxury tax combining with restraints on draft-pick salaries.

Boras attributes baseball's attendance drop to an increase in non-competitive teams, predicts fans from perennial losers will increasingly stay away from ballparks until ticket prices are cut and says regional sports networks will negotiate lower rights fees with teams going into rebuild cycles.

J.D. Martinez , Mike Moustakas , Eric Hosmer and Jake Arrieta , all Boras clients, remain unsigned 10 days before spring training...