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The asking prices for top free agent starters have dropped significantly, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney tweets. Roy Oswalt is said to be asking for $8MM, Hiroki Kuroda’s asking for $10-11MM and Edwin Jackson’s asking price has also dropped.
Oswalt and Kuroda seek one-year deals, while Jackson’s agent, Scott Boras, seeks a five-year deal. Each of the three starters is one of the top five players remaining on MLBTR’s list of Top 50 Free Agents. Last week MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes explained which teams could be looking for starting pitching.
An $8MM investment Oswalt seems more than reasonable for a team in need of pitching help. Though the 34-year-old struggled with back issues in 2011, he finished the season with six strong September starts and a season ERA of 3.69 with 6.0 K/9 and 2.0 BB/9. Similarly, a one-year deal in the $10-11MM range for Kuroda seems team-friendly. The right-hander posted a 3.07 ERA in 202 innings with 7.2 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9. Kuroda's less than a month away from h...
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The Dodgers' ownership flux will be resolved in the next couple months, with Jan. 23 being a big day. And with the the 23rd approaching quickly, Buster Olney penned a column (ESPN Insider required) today stating the Dodgers should sign Prince Fielder."There's one more thing McCourt can do to add to the feeding frenzy, however. He should go out and sign Prince Fielder...
Scott Boras owns The Market. It is his plaything. He understands how to bend, twist and manipulate The Market like no one else. Because of that, he is wealthy and powerful and one of the most successful agents in the history of North American professional sports.
Every year, Boras shows up at the November general managers' meetings with fresh ideas about ways to administer The...
Superagent is puzzled that teams like Cardinals won't invest in
a proven closer.
The asking prices have come down significantly for veteran FA starters: Oswalt (said to be at $8m), Kuroda (10-11m), Edwin Jackson.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 13, 2012
Go for it, Neal.
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and agent Scott Boras have differing viewpoints on why closer Ryan Madson is now longer in the City of Brotherly Love.
In November, the sides were reportedly closing in on a four-year, $44 million contract before talks quickly unraveled. Within days, the Phillies signed former Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon to a four...
(Photo of Ted Lerner at 2008 Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Gala by and courtesy of @misschatter)
And so, the PF Flyer flew to Dallas on Friday the 13th to begin a "tour" that starts with the Texas Rangers. Shall we call this tour: Scott Boras's Last Stand?
We checked, and indeed, this last-gasp move by Boras is covered in detail in Chaper 14, page...
The 38-year-old Colon, who revitalized his career last year with the New York Yankees, is negotiating with the A's, ESPN's Buster Olney reported on Twitter Saturday
Philadelphia general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. and super-agent Scott Boras are having a skirmish of words regarding the Phillies' non-signing of closer Ryan Madson. Boras seems to be saying the Phillies reneged on their offer of $44 million over four years, while Amaro says, "there never was an agreement."
Obviously, since Madson is now a Cincinnati Red, Amaro is correct...
CBSSports.com was the first to report on Wednesday that Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner met with Edwin Jackson's agent, Scott Boras, to discuss the hurler.
Prince Fielder headlines a handful of high-profile Scott Boras clients who remain available in free agency, but most of the offseason’s top free agents have signed contracts by now. Here’s a look at possible suitors for the top ten remaining free agents (ranking on MLBTR’s list of top 2012 free agents in parentheses):
Prince Fielder (2) - Fielder will sign before Spring...
It was one year ago this month that Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner and agent Scott Boras worked out the deal that brought Rafael Soriano to the Bronx against GM Brian Cashman's better judgment. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets that Steinbrenner and Boras met again to discuss another free agent pitcher: Edwin Jackson. Steinbrenner told the agent he'll...
The Yankees may open their wallet again this offseason, after all.
A source confirmed that team owner Hal Steinbrenner met with Scott Boras, the agent for Edwin Jackson, about potentially working out a deal for the right-hander.
If that sounds familiar, the two also talked last year around this time...
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