Sounds more like a 43-year old pitcher didn't see the point of cutting an agent in for 5% of his last contract, especially if he's decided to stay in Detroit.
As far as Boras becoming radioactive to the players, I'd hold off on making that call until he starts losing clients still in their prime earning years. Whatever you think of him as a fan (and I have no admiration for this carpetbagger), Boras is still the go-to guy for free agents looking to maximize their earnings, and you have to give the devil his due for earning that reputation every step of the way.
A-Rod 'settling' for the richest contract in sports history doesn't really scream out "Boras is losing his mojo" to me. There's every chance that he advised Rodriguez to opt-out, only to find the market he was hearing about had dried up. Like any good representative, Boras wouldn't worry about looking bad to get his client the best deal (and that's presuming this is not what it appears on face value, that A-Rod had a change of heart about leaving the pinstripes).
If a player chooses Boras as an agent, you're telling your current employer that you expect top dollar. If your goals change, he isn't the agent for you anymore.
You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.
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Originally posted by TheOldManThere's every chance that he advised Rodriguez to opt-out, only to find the market he was hearing about had dried up. Like any good representative, Boras wouldn't worry about looking bad to get his client the best deal (and that's presuming this is not what it appears on face value, that A-Rod had a change of heart about leaving the pinstripes).
Or maybe he just realized he was never going to get $35M/year from anyone. The only teams that could dish that out were unwilling, had no obvious place for him, or were the Yankees.
Scott Boras' deal is to tell the player "I will get you the best deal, but don't worry about where it is or how long it takes." That's how A-Rod ended up in Texas and why lots of his draft picks hold out.
Apparently Rogers had every intention of staying in Detroit, but Boras didn't like the deal so he started shopping Rogers around, which upset Rogers and that was that.
Holy fuck shit motherfucker shit. Read comics. Fuck shit shit fuck shit I sold out when I did my job. Fuck fuck fuck shit fuck. Sorry had to do it....
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Part of thinks the Mariners could've gotten much more for Pineda if they'd made him available, but I like this particular deal for both clubs. What a blockbuster. If both guys live up to expectations, this deal will be talked about for decades to come....