SCOTT BORAS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Why it's no surprise that Matt Wieters landed with the Nationals

On Jan. 21, I texted a general manager and asked, “Where is Matt Wieters going?”His reply: “Come on – you know – everybody knows!”The GM, of course, was referring to Team Boras, also known as the Washington Nationals.Virtually everyone in the industry predicted that the Nats would be the landing spot for Wieters, a switch-hitting catcher who was the best remaining free...
Via FOX Sports
14 hours ago

Hosmer talking extension, but prepared for breakup of Royals' core

SURPRISE, Az. -- He wants to stay. All of the Royals' potential free agents want to stay. But as first baseman Eric Hosmer puts it, "I realize what hand Dayton was dealt."Which isn't to say that "Dayton" -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore -- is conceding that he will lose Hosmer, the most coveted of the four Royals players entering their walk years.Hosmer said Sunday that he...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Report: Rays have made offer to Matt Wieters

The Tampa Bay Rays have made a formal offer to free agent catcher Matt Wieters, according to a report.According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays have made an offer to Wieters, likely for one year and less money than the player was originally seeking. The hope is that Wieters would be interested in staying in the AL East, can stay close to his Atlanta home,  reap Florida’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

5 best remaining MLB free agents

Spring training is less than a month away, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still a few players in the Major League Baseball free agent market that could make positive contributions to a team.Though roster spots are filling up, teams still have needs, and there is still talent out there.Here is a look at the five best free agents left on the market and where they might...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fangraphs
January 20, 2016  |  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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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...
Via NESN.com
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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