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FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron on Chris Davis, Scott Boras

Episode 625 Dave Cameron is both (a) the managing editor of FanGraphs and (b) the guest on this particular edition of FanGraphs Audio, during which edition he examines the return of Chris Davis to Baltimore, agent Scott Boras’s role in that return, and also some possibly notable arbitration cases. This edition of the program is sponsored by Draft, the first truly mobile fantasy...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Other Side of the Chris Davis Contract

At the kind of money he wanted, Chris Davis basically had a one-team market. Other big-spending teams didn’t have openings at first base, and other big-spending teams weren’t buying Scott Boras’ pitch of Davis as a versatile could-be outfielder. The Orioles sensed even a month ago they would be bidding against themselves, and they attempted a couple leverage plays to try to...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

With Chris Davis Deal, Scott Boras Strikes Again

This morning, after a long and protracted negotiation that finally resulted in the team threatening to pursue alternative free agents, the Orioles reportedly agreed to re-sign their slugging first baseman Chris Davis. The price? $161 million over seven years, giving Davis the same annual average value as Jason Heyward, the winter’s best available position player. And Davis was...
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles holding firm on $154 million offer to Chris Davis

The Baltimore Orioles are holding firm on their 7-year, $154 million offer to Chris Davis, according to a report. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported the news about the O’s negotiations with the free agent slugger. Last heard, orioles were holding at 154/7 for Davis, but angelos wasn't OKing full-bore pursuit of gordon/cespedes/upton yet — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 6...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Scott Boras: Red Sox’s Dave Dombrowski ‘Patient’ About Contract Extensions

The Red Sox historically haven’t been shy about signing young players to long-term contracts to potentially save money down the line, begging the question of whether Boston will take a similar approach with shortstop Xander Bogaerts and/or outfielder Mookie Betts. Dave Dombrowski said Wednesday at the Major League Baseball winter meetings the club hasn’t explored such deals with...
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Boras: Nationals have to initiate Bryce Harper extension talk

Superagent Scott Boras held court Wednesday at the annual MLB Winter Meetings and indicated any discussions concerning an extension for client Bryce Harper will have to be initiated by the Washington Nationals. The 23-year-old reigning NL MVP is not due to hit free agency until 2018, so Boras said any talk of an extension isn’t of the utmost importance at this point in time...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott Boras mum on possible Xander Bogaerts contract extension

Xander Bogaerts is very happy to be a member of the Boston Red Sox. Is it already time to start considering a contract extension for the up-and-coming shortstop? Bogaerts’ agent, Scott Boras, held his annual press conference at the MLB General Managers Meetings on Wednesday to discuss matters related to some of his clients. When asked about Bogaerts’ contract situation with...
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey dating Victoria’s Secret model Devon Windsor

Matt Harvey apparently is consoling himself after the New York Mets’ loss in the World Series by enjoying the company of Victoria’s Secret model Devon Windsor, whom he reportedly is dating. The Mets pitcher was seen with the 21-year-old supermodel at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund afterparty at a trendy New York nightspot, reports Page Six. The couple reportedly arrived together...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets, Scott Boras clashing over Matt Harvey’s innings limit

The New York Mets are on the verge of their first postseason appearance since 2006, but they could conceivably be without ace Matt Harvey once October comes around. Harvey’s agent Scott Boras is insisting that Harvey’s doctors have stamped him with a limit of 180 innings this year, which is problematic considering it’s only Sept. 4 and Harvey is already at 166 1/3 innings...
Via The Outside Corner
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Surprise! Cubs sign Rafael Soriano to minor league deal

By Ian Casselberry If you had the Chicago Cubs as the team reliever Rafael Soriano would sign with in your office pool, congratulations. (Some office out there was running such a pool, right?) As first reported by the Washington Post’s James Wagner on Tuesday, the 35-year-old signed a minor league deal with the Cubs with a base salary of $4.1 million and an opportunity to double...
Via The Outside Corner
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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