Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/4/12
The postseason just ended. The offseason is in its infancy. Scott Boras is in midseason form. I reached baseball's preeminent agent by telephone Sunday at his office in Newport Beach, Calif. The annual general managers' meetings are set to begin Wednesday outside Palm Springs -- a virtual home game for Boras. He will be there, associates and glossy binders by his side, to help convince GMs that one client or another is the key to reaching the playoffs in 2013. At some point during the week, he will probably hold court with the media to discuss all things baseball -- an exposition that tends to be equal parts informative and entertaining. When he speaks, the industry listens. That includes the owners who pretend they don't. This winter's market doesn't have much superstar cachet at the top, because coveted talents like Cole Hamels and Matt Cain re-upped during the season. Teams could be wary of nine-figure contracts, because of how investments in Alex Rodriguez, Carl Crawford, an...
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