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With Boras in the picture, Alvarez's career put on hold

Originally Published: September 9, 2008
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

If and when Pedro Alvarez signs with the Pirates, he will automatically become the most hated player among fans since Dave Parker allowed himself to get woefully out of shape in the early 1980s and became the target of battery throwers in the outfield seats at Three Rivers Stadium. -- John Perrotto, Beaver County (Pa.) Times

The Pirates tell me Pedro Alvarez is a good player and a good kid. I'll take their word about his potential as a big-time slugging third baseman. But that good-kid ...

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