Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/27/13
It started with a small question. Scott Boras turned the conversation into a dissertation on the future of baseball’s economic structure and how it could lead the Nationals to sign client Bryce Harper – without ever mentioning his name – to a 12-year contract. Boras and several members of his staff will spend the next three days at Nationals Park a routine visit with their many clients and with the Nationals’ front office. Boras held court with reporters next to the Nationals’ dugout and broached the idea in an abstract yet clear manner of the Nationals keeping their young stars – Harper and Stephen Strasburg – in Washington with unprecedented contracts. The topic surfaced when a reporter asked Boras if he would be open to signing Strasburg to a contract extension. Boras has openly opposed the league-wide trend of signing young players to contract extensions that buy out their initial years of free agent eligibility. But what about a three-year deal to take him through arbitration...
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