Boras Has No Plans To Discuss Eric Hosmer Extension

Eric Hosmer's agent Scott Boras tells Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan that he has no plans to negotiate a long-term contract between his client and the Royals.  “Athletes have to know that you have to look at the market you’re in,” Boras said. “You can’t look at the markets of the past. For players like Hosmer, as you go back and look, as  [Mark] Teixeira had his own market and [Prince] Fielder had his own market, Hosmer will have his own. And something tells me it’s going to be a rather eventful one.” 

Royals fans can't be too pleased to hear Boras comparing Hosmer to those other first basemen — both of whom, of course, are Boras clients.  Teixeira turned down an eight-year, $140MM extension with his original team, the Rangers, in 2007 and ended up signing a massive eight-year, $180MM deal with the Yankees before the 2009 season.  Fielder is widely expected to leave Milwaukee after this season since the Brewers can't afford the Teixeira-esque contract he is seeking.  That said, another notable Boras client (Carlos Gonzalez) recently signed a contract extension, so Hosmer leaving Kansas City when he hits free agency after the 2017 season isn't a foregone conclusion.

Boras expects forthcoming national and regional TV contracts to increase revenues all over baseball, including for smaller-market teams like the Royals.  It also makes sense on a more practical level for Hosmer to not commit to a new deal yet since, as MLBTR's Ben Nicholson-Smith pointed out last week, Hosmer could be in line for an extra year of arbitration given his early call-up.  Hosmer could potentially cost himself millions by signing an extension before he learns if he's a Super Two, or even before Major League Baseball's new CBA with the players' union is worked out. 

29 Responses to Boras Has No Plans To Discuss Eric Hosmer Extension Leave a Reply

  1.  Boras=Satan………..well ok atleast baseball Satan. . 

  2. And in other news, David Eckstein has no plans to negotiate a deal with any team yet. 

  3. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    When it comes to Boras, no means yes. And yes means yes.

  4.  The Royals have been one of the prominent possible destinations mentioned for Albert Pujols. They have the capacity to sign Pujols, but not their own homegrown player? And why worry about it now? 

    • Who’s talking about Pujols to KC? That makes no sense at all sir.

      • It makes zero sense; but since when has that had anything to do with anything? Google the words Pujols Royals and see what pops up. 

        • burtonlive 4 years ago

           99% of that was probably ghost written by Bob Fescoe. Move along, nothing to see here.

        • ellisburks 4 years ago

          99% of what I found on Google when I put in Pujols Royals was porn. Very confusing porn. 

          • Motor_City_Bombshell 4 years ago

            Devastating things happen when one turns off safe search…

  5. CitizenSnips 4 years ago

     Jesus, Boras, let the kid play more than 6 games before pimping him out like that.

  6.  The guy has only been in the majors for a little over a week now I believe and people are already talking extension. Let’s see what happens after a year or two than talk extension.

    • Evan Longoria. Best value in the game. When did he sign his contract again? Oh right…

      • Motor_City_Bombshell 4 years ago

        Ryan Braun sparks my memory as well.

  7. setupunchtag 4 years ago

    Scott Boras, like all agents, is merely a parasite in the end; probably the wealthiest to ever walk the Earth, but make no mistake, he is a parasite, none-the-less. He exists and thrives purely through the talent of others and when he dies we will all be at least 15% happier. If Scott Boras was an animal he would be a tick, a maggot (no, maggots survive off the dead so that doesn’t quite fit), or a lamprey eel.  

    • alphakira 4 years ago

      I don’t like the guy, but jeez, he’s a baseball agent, not a defense lawyer for a child molester…

      • jb226 4 years ago

        Defense lawyers are vital, even for child molesters. 

    • jb226 4 years ago

      Actually he would be a symbiont.   Parasites live off their hosts and give nothing of value in return.  Symbionts live off their hosts but provide value in return.  Boras definitely provides value; he provides the player with the best chance at the biggest possible contract.

      More to the point, agents have ZERO power beyond that which a client gives them, and nobody is hiring Scott Boras without knowing exactly how he operates and what his primary goal is.  Scott Boras exists because people like Hosmer (and A-Rod and Tex and any number of others) continue to hire him, chasing after every last dollar.  Personally I’m fine with that, but if you need to be made at somebody for it be mad at the players.

      • setupunchtag 4 years ago

        A symbiont then. I see your point. That would look so much better on a life resume than parasite. Maybe he can use it as an epitaph. “I was no parasite; I was a  symbiont”.

      • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

        they don’t want to be mad at the players, because then it’s more obvious that they’re siding with the owners. agents are a convenient target

  8. jhawk90 4 years ago

    If Passan went to him, then it’s on Passan for this garbage.  We don’t need to hear this crap, stop giving him the opening.  What did he expect him to say?  Can Royals fans enjoy the GD moment – not even a week – without reporting what this tool has to say about six years from now?

  9. Seriously?  The guy hasnt been up a week and we are already hearing this crap.  So if he flops next few weeks and goes back to the minors then maybe Boras will shut his pie-hole 

  10. FamousGrouse 4 years ago

     Imagine if Boras was Sam Fuld’s agent.

  11. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    these comments from boras and his general opposition to extensions for top talent make clear just how bad the carlos gonzalez extension was for the rockies. i’d love to hear boras speaking candidly off the record about that negotiation

  12. KempIsKing27 4 years ago

    Why is boras bashed so hard? All he does is do his job. He’s probablythe best at it. All his tactics may not be right but he does try his best to get his clients the most money. Most people may have gotten strasburg and Harper all that money but how many agents would have waited out for a higher dollar the first offers made to them. He has all the patience to wait the market put and get above average players, superstar money like he did with werth.

    And for hosmer, getting a contract done already isn’t a bad idea. If everybody in the organization believes in him then the risk will be worth it because I he lives up to his potential any contract given to him now will be a bargain!

    • Agreed.  I never understood the hate for Scott Boras.  We’re all out for more money in our regular jobs, so what’s wrong with ballplayers doing the same?  Just because they have more zeroes in their salaries?

      Who’s going to turn down that raise?  “Oh boss, you don’t have to give me a 10% raise!  I’ll take a 2% raise!  I LOVE THIS FREAKIN’ COMPANY!!!!!  Who cares about the economy and my family?  I’ll take one for the team!!!”

      Even when factoring in the reality that all Major League Baseball players are greedy millionaires, which is a fact I don’t dispute and have no problem with as long as they ENTERTAIN, I don’t feel as bad that they’re taking money from the greedy BILLIONAIRES that own the teams.  Yes, those billionaires make money from the fans that support the team, but we’re all free to stop supporting them anytime we want, but we don’t.

      Why bother with loyalty when at a moment’s notice, they can trade a player to a team across the country requiring him to uproot his family and get acclimated to another city?  Yeah yeah yeah, they make enough money to deal with it, but that’s even more of a reason for them to have somebody like Scott Boras help them make as much money as they can before their careers are over. “Loyalty” is cheap and teams and fans only love players when they’re performing well. After that, thanks for the memories, now get out!

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