If I draft someone represented by Boras, do I even bother negotiating before deadline day? Dustin Ackley, also a Boras client, signed at the deadline as well (twitter.com), $9.5M in a major-league deal.
My biggest kvetch about Griffey is that he's basically engineered his own trade on one occasion and then forced the Reds' hand in resigning Barry Larkin for waaaaaay too much. Players should not have that much control over things. Just ask Jeff Bagwell.