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Heat rising on Boras


08:01 AM ET 01.11 | Three of the top remaining free agents -- Michael Bourn, Kyle Lohse and Rafael Soriano -- have something in common: Scott Boras. When this offseason began, it would have been tough to convince someone that three premier free agents still would be on the market in the second week of January. But because [Boras] represents all three, perhaps it wouldn't have been all that difficult. Still, it is fairly safe to assume Boras didn't believe he'd have three top clients waiting by their phones, hoping to land some sort of deal this late in the game. These players might have overestimated their values to a point where their options are now extremely limited. So much, in fact, that they might have to go through this process again next offseason.

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January 11, 2013  08:57 AM ET

I'm loving this!!!Screw these middling talents and their jarckoff agent.

well said.

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January 11, 2013  09:14 AM ET

Boras will probably hit paydirt with Ellsbury next year, if he has a season anywhere like he had in 2011.

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January 11, 2013  09:28 AM ET

I'm loving this!!!Screw these middling talents and their jarckoff agent.

Yep. The dollars and years I have read that Boras is asking for Bourn and Lohse in particular, are absolutely absurd.

January 11, 2013  09:31 AM ET

I believe all 3 are tied to draft pick compensation as well. Boras may have underestimated new rule impact

January 11, 2013  09:36 AM ET

I'm loving this!!!Screw these middling talents and their jarckoff agent.

<thunderous applause>

January 11, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Soriano screwed up big time. He should have taken his oprtion with NY. He's taking a pay cut this year.

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January 11, 2013  10:06 AM ET

Lohse turn down 13 million from the Cards to pitch this season, Bourn is asking for a deal that would pay him around 16 million a year and all of his strikeouts that comes with it. Bottom line here is thanks to the GM's for finally standing up against God Boras, because he is slowly ruining baseball for the fans to be able to afford to keep going to the games.

January 11, 2013  10:41 AM ET

Only thing I would add is we were all having the same discussion about Fielder last year and he signed a huge contract (Largest the tigers have ever given) on January 26th last year. (See Boras smiling) Doubt the evil one at your own peril..... 4-million-can-buy-the-new-prince-of-detroit

January 11, 2013  10:44 AM ET

Also Sorano signed with the Yankees late last time as well... (January 18th 2011) mp;c_id=nyy

January 11, 2013  10:55 AM ET

Other "Late" Signings:

In January 2010, Boras negotiated a seven-year, $120 million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals for Matt Holliday, the largest contract in team history.

In January 2009, Boras negotiated a four-year, $60 million contract with the Atlanta Braves for Derek Lowe and a three-year, $36 million contract with the New York Mets for ??liver P??rez.

In February 2009, Boras secured a two-year, $45 million deal for Manny Ramirez with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Maybe he just takes the December holiday's off

January 11, 2013  11:46 AM ET

"The weed be lettin you know, evil lurks." Smokey, Friday.

Never underestimate Dark Boras.

January 11, 2013  11:53 AM ET

New Rumor - Bourn to Seattle

January 11, 2013  12:24 PM ET

Heat rising on Boras

Love the thought of "Well Done" on this sleaze ball.....

January 11, 2013  12:53 PM ET

The i

January 11, 2013  12:57 PM ET

Woops, the irony is that he's wanting teams to forfeit a first rounder the the alloted money and then he wants teams to pay over slot for draft picks. It's a double edged sword and he's falling on it, hard! Soriano is in big trouble, nobody is touching him for a first rounder and the $14m per he wants. He goes back to the Yankees to set up for $10m and Boras get fired!

January 11, 2013  01:35 PM ET

Bourn could still play left-field in Atlanta. At a discount...


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