Tommy Hanson Switches To Scott Boras

Braves righty Tommy Hanson hired Scott Boras as his agent this month, tweets David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Hanson had previously been with Beverly Hills Sports Council, an agency that was fractured when Dan Lozano left and took several big-name clients with him.  O'Brien notes that Boras now represents three members of the Braves' rotation, with Jair Jurrjens and Derek Lowe already in tow.  Click here to see our full list of Boras clients.

For those worried that Hanson is now less likely to sign a multiyear deal, keep in mind that that isn't really the Braves' cup of tea anyway.  Hanson will have one year and 120 days of service time after this season, so he won't be arbitration-eligible yet.  There is a possibility Hanson is arbitration-eligible after the 2011 season, if the Super Two rule remains unchanged by the new collective bargaining agreement and the cutoff keeps decreasing.  It's much too early to worry about any of that; Braves fans can rest easy knowing the team controls Hanson through 2015.


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  1. RedSoxHuskies94 5 years ago

    The devil of baseball got another one.

  2. coolstorybro222 5 years ago

    I was like ugh

    then I saw the 2015 and I was like nice

  3. aap212 5 years ago

    The nerve of this guy. If he stays healthy, he’s going to want to get paid like one of the best pitchers in baseball after likely having been one on the cheap for a few years. How dare he? And the way kids are today, you know he’s just going to blow it on sneakers, video games, and energy drinks.

    • Piccamo 5 years ago

      Say what you will about sneakers and video games, but leave the energy drinks out of it!

    • Muggi 5 years ago

      No one has argued Hanson doesn’t deserve to get paid. It’s Boras and his bullshit everyone rails against.

      He’s the type of evil that’s unavoidable in a free-agent structure, and teams are at fault for buying into his crap…but any time I cannot trust ANYthing that comes out of a guy’s mouth, well…f- him.

      How’s that “Oliver Perez is comparable to Randy Johnson and Sandy Koufax” angle working out for the Mets, Mr. Boras?

      • aap212 5 years ago

        Well, it’s Omar Minaya’s job to be too smart to fall for that. And he failed at that.

  4. BaseballFanatic0707 5 years ago

    Scott Boras will say his prayers at night that Hanson’s possible injury concerns with his delivery don’t surface until after he gets paid.

  5. MLB_in_the_Know 5 years ago

    The devil went down to Georgia, he was looking for a soul to steal…long story short, he found and signed Tommy Hanson.

  6. If Hanson doesn’t shape up and stop this Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde deal that he’s got going on lately, then we might not have much to worry about anyway.

    • AtlantaBraves2210 5 years ago

      I would just like to say AMAN and i agree 100% to the jekyll/Hyde comment, I personally see Hanson Being the odd man out in a few years anyway with Teheran,Delgado,and Vizcaino all up and Minor and Jurjjens there. Of course that all depends on the 3 prospects living up to hype

      • no. Jurjjens will be LONG gone before that group gets there. Hanson will be here, most likely.

        I wouldn’t mind seeing a JJ + Minor + Cody Johnson (he could KILL in that stadium in Houston) for Oswalt deal (if possible). Not because I don’t like JJ, but we’re in win-now mode and keeping Oswalt from the Cardinals and Phillies makes us that much stronger.

        As for Hanson’s injury concerns, he does throw that curve A LOT and, honestly, there are some worries amongst scouts that he will have elbow trouble in the next few years because of it.

        • AtlantaBraves2210 5 years ago

          I would love to trade for Oswalt and he would love to pitch for us (We were one of his 3 original preferred destinations), but sadly our beloved Bravos are under terrible ownership who is trying to cut payroll for some strange reason thus keeping us from getting Oswalt

        • coolstorybro222 5 years ago

          Yeah you’re crazy, we won’t trade one of the best pitchers on our staff to Houston for a aging starter that is too afraid to test the waters in a big market.

        • roberty 5 years ago

          WOW this is pure idiocy. I am generally against decisions that fit into the WIN NOW frame of mind, but this doesn’t even give us as better shot at winning now.

          1. The Braves have $31.1 million committed to their rotation next season, which is about 1/3 of their total payroll. Bringing in Oswalt would bring it to $47.1 million, which is over half of the Braves 2010 payroll.

          2. Trading a young, cheap, proven arm for an expensive pitcher when we already have a lot of pitching depth is completely counterproductive, especially when our organization has unparalleled pitching depth but poor positional depth.

          3. Mike Minor and Jurrjens are our most trade-able players. They both have massive value and could bring a considerable return. The Braved need a cheap superstar position player way more than they need an overpaid 30+ starter.

          4. Trading for Oswalt just to keep him away from Philly or St. Louis is probably the worst move we could make. Pick up a bloated contract from a team looking to dump payroll when we already have the deepest rotation in the league….nonsense.

          5. People would look back on a JJ + Minor trade the same way we look back at the Mark Teixeira trade. Don’t you wish we had Elvis Andrus and Neftali Feliz? I sure do.

          Fortunately Frank Wren is smart enough to understand that the Braves absolutely do not need another starting pitcher right now, so this would never happen.

          In the offseason Wren will be in a position to deal one of our starters for some positional depth. Minor should be ready to join the rotation in 2011 so that makes one of our starters expendable.

          Lowe is too expensive to deal and really get any value in return.
          Kawakami isn’t really worth anything. We’re stuck with his salary in 2011.
          Hudson can’t really be dealt because it would just be too much of a dick move to trade him after he signed a discounted hometown deal.
          Medlen and Hanson have a few years until they become arbitration eligible.
          Jurrjens is arbitration eligible in 2011 and should get a considerable raise. He is a proven starter, and depending on how he pitches for the remainder of this season, his value will probably only go up.

          We could replace Jurrjens in the rotation with the Minor, who is the cheaper option. Then we can deal Jurrjens to a team looking for a young starter with ace potential (and who isn’t looking for a young starter with ace potential) and three years of team control left before he hits free agency.

    • 14 Rocks 5 years ago

      Heaven forbid that a 23 year old pitcher is not pitching like a Cy Young candidate in his 2nd season in the majors. Tommy will be fine.

    • scottandwtb 5 years ago

      all part of maturing & adjusting

  7. Braves2014Champs 5 years ago

    I agree Scott Boras needs to be thrown out of baseball and luckily 2015 is a long way away and hanson is up and down

  8. scottandwtb 5 years ago

    Not sure the Braves are too keen on long-term extensions for young pitchers anyway. Heyward, of course, well that’s a different story. We’ll see how they approach Jurrjens since he’s arb eligible first.

  9. Beauford 5 years ago

    Dayan Viciedo also

  10. Gumby65 5 years ago

    Boras should just go the route of Jeff Moorad and buy a club, just to rid the game of himself.

  11. InTheKZone 5 years ago

    Boras to Hanson: “Welcome to the dark side…”

  12. Katsumara 5 years ago

    Tommy may be struggling to be consistent, but he most definitely has the stuff. He’ll get better when he can figure out how to repeat his throwing motion and get people out when he’s got two strikes on them.

    Also, what’s wrong with JJ? He’s been lights out (outside of that one inning yesterday) since he got back. Dude’s been awesome.

  13. BraveNewWorld 5 years ago

    I thought the Braves banned Scott Boras and Boras players? Or was that a different scenario with Rafael Furcal?

  14. Bravesmaniac 5 years ago

    i really like hanson a lot and i hope this wont force him to leave, but boras is going to be impossible to negotiate with. at least we’ll get 4 more years of tommy
    also i wonder what the rotation will look like in say 2014. i think it’ll be hanson,minor,teheran,delgado,vizcaino
    any other speculation?

    • roberty 5 years ago

      Teheran, Minor, Medlen, Delgado, Visciano. We should trade Hanson when he is arbitration eligible and bring in some kind of sick position player.

      • Bravesmaniac 5 years ago

        that makes sense, but i dont like the idea of no veteran presence.
        the amount of young starting pitching in the minors is outrageous.

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