Showing posts with label Scott Boras. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scott Boras. Show all posts

Monday, December 23, 2013

Mets Rumors: Agent Scott Boras Shopping 1B Kendrys Morales and SS Stephen Drew to Mets, Mets ain't biting

Mets Rumors:

Super Agent Scott Boras is working to sell the Mets on two notable free agent clients, Kendrys Morales and Stephen Drew, tweets Jerry Crasnick of

Both players are facing uncertain markets at this stage of the off-season with many left scratching their heads over where Morales could land.

For their part, the Mets appear to have little or no interest in Morales and plan to go with Lucas Duda at first base if they move Ike Davis. Lucas Duda has also seen his name pop up in trade rumors, but not with the same frequency of Davis and their recent preference has been leaning towards rolling with Duda and dealing Davis. It seems unlikely that the cost-conscious Mets would scrap that plan to relegate Duda to the bench so that they can pay significant money for Morales.

The Mets and agent Scott Boras have discussed parameters but no firm numbers for Stephen Drew and right now, it looks like GM Sandy Alderson is sticking with Ruben Tejada. The road, for now, is still leading back to the Red Sox.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mets News: Super Agent Scott Boras Bashes Mets Spending Habits

Mets News:

In a report from ESPN NY, Scott Boris bashes the Mets and calls out the Wilpon's and says, They are frugal.

"The Mets are like NASA," Boras said Wednesday afternoon at the GM Meetings. "They have big rockets, a lot of platforms and very few astronauts. Astronauts are hard to find. They've got one guy with the 'Wright' stuff. That's for sure. And they've got a lot of 'Arm'-strongs, too. But they're certainly a club that I'm sure is in a pursuit of a higher level of talent."

On the Mets Willingness to spend:

Well, I think the ability to spend and actually spending are two different things," said Boras, who represents free agents including Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo and Stephen Drew. "And that's only for the Mets to diagnose. Certainly their franchise value has gone through the roof -- they're in the well over $2 billion. They're a very successfully run business operation. The Mets have the ability to pretty much do what they want to do. But it's hard to find astronauts."

Responded Alderson: "I don't think his intergalactic metaphor is exactly right. I'm not sure, because I've got to first understand it."

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Scott Boras had no influence on trade talks, he didn't even know?

According to the NY Post:

Francisco Rodriguez recently hired Scott Boras as his agent, but Boras was not the mastermind behind the trade that sent K-Rod from the Mets to the Milwaukee Brewers, FOX Sports reported Wednesday.

In fact, it appears Boras had no direct influence on the trade talks.

Milwaukee was not among the 10 teams to which Rodriguez could have blocked a trade, major league sources told, meaning the deal took place without the blessings of Boras or the four-time All-Star reliever.

As a result, Boras was unable to negotiate any financial bonuses or conditions with the deal — such as whether Rodriguez will serve as a closer with his new team. K-Rod’s role is of the utmost importance from a contractual standpoint, since his $17.5 million option for next year will vest if he finishes another 21 games this season.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

K- Rod's option MIGHT NOT be a road block for trade

K-Rod made it official that he just changed agents, from Paul Kinzer to Scott Boras.

Boras according to CBS Sports, is likely to be less worried about the vesting option and more concerned about positioning Rodriguez as the best closer on this winter's free-agent market (and, in fact, Boras reminded reporters Monday that K-Rod is a closer and should remain one).

The best way to position Rodriguez as a closer is to have him close games all year -- and if he does it in a pennant race, so much the better).

But what about that $17.5 million?

Well, it doesn't need to be $17.5 million. K-Rod could potentially (and would consider, according to sources) bargain away that vesting option, perhaps for an increase in the $3.5 million buyout that is already part of his contract.

That way, the Mets could get prospects they need back in a trade (and avoid paying the $17.5 million themselves), the acquiring team would get a quality closer (and not run the risk of spending $17.5 million next year themselves).

And K-Rod would get an improved buyout, a chance to better position himself in the free-agent market, and the opportunity to hit the market at 29 years old, rather than at 30.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Is there a trade of K-Rod on the horizon? K-Rod hires Scott Boras to be his agent

According to Anthony DiComo and Adam Berry of, Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez has left agent Paul Kinzer of the Wasserman Media Group and signed on with Scott Boras.

K-Rod is playing out the final chapter of a three-year, $37 million free agent contract that he signed with the Mets in December 2008. The deal carries a hefty $17.5 million option for 2012 that will vest if he finishes 55 games this season.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

ESPN: Jose Reyes NOT going to Scott Boras

According to ESPN NY's Adam Rubin, the New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes plans to address a report that he has been in contact with agent Scott Boras, a source close to Reyes said.

Reyes plans to confirm Saturday that he's staying with his current representation, Peter E. Greenberg and Associates, the source said. One of Reyes' current agents, Chris Leible, is the godfather to two of the All-Star's children., citing anonymous sources, reported that Boras -- regarded as baseball's most powerful agent -- has engaged in talks with Reyes about becoming his representative. Reyes, 28, can become a free agent at the end of the 2011 season.

Jose Reyes is making a play for a big payday by talking to Scott Boras

According to a report citing anonymous sources, Scott Boras (Super Agent) has met with the Mets' shortstop Jose Reyes.

Boras, according to the report, met with Reyes once over the winter and again on the Mets' trip to Colorado in early May.

If Boras becomes Reyes' agent, it almost certainly would reduce the chance that Reyes re-signs with the team.

Reyes is currently represented by Peter Greenberg, but Boras would not be tampering by speaking with the shortstop.

The Mets, still cash-strapped even if the partial sale to David Einhorn and his $200 million investment comes through, are unlikely to be the team that offers Reyes the largest contract. A switch to Boras also would likely eliminate the chance of the shortstop signing an extension with the team during the season before he hits the open market.

Reyes is making $11 million this season and owner Fred Wilpon scoffed at the notion that he would match the seven-year, $142 million deal Carl Crawford signed with the Red Sox last offseason.

Wilpon told The New Yorker early this season that Reyes isn't worth Crawford money.

"[Reyes] thinks he's going to get Carl Crawford money," Wilpon said. "He's had everything wrong with him. He won't get it."

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Nationals lose Dunn, sign Jason Werth, was it worth it?

We have our first official free-agent shocker of the winter. In a move first reported by Todd Zolecki of , outfielder Jayson Werth, one of the top free agents on the market, is joining the Nationals. Several other outlets have confirmed the news.

The Nationals have been making it clear they have money to spend, but seemed unlikely to be able to lure top players in their prime because they don't appear poised to win any time soon.

Washington has finished last in the National League East six of the past seven years. Conventional wisdom is that losers have to overpay for star players, and considering agent Scott Boras' position that Werth was the top offensive player available, that could mean the former Phillie scored a monster deal.

The Nationals signed the free agent outfielder to a seven-year, $126MM deal. In case any doubt remained, this deal shows that it's a good time to be a free agent. Werth turned three productive seasons into the third biggest deal a free agent outfielder has ever signed.

The Nationals had said their primary goal this winter was to get an ace pitcher, but after losing Adam Dunn to the White Sox, apparently they decided to spend their Dunn money to make a big play for a replacement bat. Werth would certainly constitute a big play.

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