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PLAYERS: Scott Boras
Superagent is puzzled that teams like Cardinals won't invest in a proven closer.

Rough offseason — so far — for Boras

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...

Phillies GM Amaro, Boras disagree over Madson flap

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...

Right now Ted Lerner is probably wearing a tux, sipping a scotch, and smiling, all the while nodding knowingly.

(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...

MLB: Scott Boras Finally Fails

What we are witnessing this offseason is the baseball equivalent of Haley’s Comet. For the first time in a long while, we are seeing something very, very unusual—failure by Scott Boris. As of today, we have one finalized failure (Ryan Madson’s one year, $8.5 million deal to be a closer-in-waiting for the Reds) and one impending failure (the fact that Prince Fielder is still...

Prince Fielder, Scott Boras in Uncharted Waters As Duo Continues to Seek Big Payday for Big Slugger

Once upon a time, Prince Fielder was primed to sign his megadeal during the winter meetings -- not even close. It's the second week of January and Fielder remains unsigned. The first baseman -- or designated hitter for American League teams -- is reportedly asking for a $25 million contract over 10 years, a sum to contend with Albert Pujols' deal with the Angels. As each...

On Ryan Madson: Parsing Boras’ comments

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...

Steinbrenner meets with Boras about Jackson 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.

Top Ten Remaining Free Agents

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...

Steinbrenner, Boras Discussed Edwin Jackson

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 tweets that Steinbrenner and Boras met again to discuss another free agent pitcher: Edwin Jackson. Steinbrenner told the agent he'll...

Yanks may make pitch for Jackson

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...

Sources: Rangers met with Prince Fielder, Scott Boras Friday

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Asking Price Drops For Oswalt, Kuroda, Jackson

The asking prices for top free agent starters have dropped significantly,’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...
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