For all the connections between the Nationals and super-agent Scott Boras, the most unique came most recently.
Last week, Nationals media relations manager Bill Gluvna resigned in order to take a job working for Boras Corporation., where he’ll serve in a variety of roles, including marketing and public relations. He will be based in Washington but work with all of Boras’s clients.
The Nationals have a large stable of them, including Stephen Strasburg, Edwin Jackson, Jayson Werth, Danny Espinosa and Rick Ankiel in the majors along with high-profile prospects Bryce Harper, Brian Goodwin, Alex Meyer and Anthony Rendon in the minors.
With the Nationals, Gluvna was a go-between for players and media, also producing weekly minor league updates, writing press releases and assisting frequently with daily game notes. He had been working for the Nationals since late 2005.
So, yeah: First, the Nationals didn’t sign Boras client Prince Fielder. And now he stole their P.R. guy.
On a personal note, Bill was relentlessly competent and ever helpful to reporters. We’ll miss him in the press box. Congrats to him on the career move.