The Rangers won't put up with Scott Boras playing hard to get much longer - they want a response on Barry Zito by this weekend or else they'll move on. Boras's leverage with Texas has decreased with their acquisition of Brandon McCarthy.
The implication of the weekend deadline is that Texas's offer still stands. There had been reports that they were all but out of the Zito sweepstakes. Meanwhile, Boras hopes to pit the Yanks and Mets against each other for Zito. At the least, neither New York team is acting desperate right now.
Back to McCarthy for a second - is there more to this story?
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