Eric Hosmer

Boras says teams should spend big and move to 'Playoffville'

Agent Scott Boras has a new metaphor this offseason, saying teams should desire to spend money on players and move to "Playoffville."

Boras, who represents dozens of major leaguers, uses his availability at the annual general managers' meetings and the winter meeting for colorful gibes at clubs.

He said in previous years that the New York Mets shopped in a supermarket's "fruits and nuts" department, then elevated "frozen foods."

"The team cutting payroll is treating their family where they're staying in a neighborhood that has less protection," he said. "They're not living in the gated community of Playoffville. And...