Beltran Switches From Boras To Lozano

One of the offseason's biggest free agents is leaving baseball's most notorious agency.  Carlos Beltran has switched from the Boras Corporation to Dan Lozano's Icon Sports Group, reports ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.  Boras gets a taste of his own medicine here, as he's well-known for taking prominent free agent clients from other agencies as big paydays are approaching.

Back in January of 2005, Boras authored Beltran's seven-year, $119MM contract with the Mets.  With the contract reaching its conclusion, Boras had lunch with Beltran in September to discuss his next contract.  However, the 34-year-old right fielder may have already been interviewing other agencies, as Crasnick says he did so this summer.

As MLBTR's agency database shows, Lozano will also be working on free agent deals this winter for Albert Pujols, Jimmy Rollins, and several other veterans.  Boras, meanwhile, still has Prince Fielder, Edwin Jackson, Ryan Madson, Francisco Rodriguez, Carlos Pena, Bruce Chen, Johnny Damon, Mike Gonzalez, Magglio Ordonez, Andruw Jones, and Jason Varitek this offseason.


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46 Comments on "Beltran Switches From Boras To Lozano"


start_wearing_purple
start_wearing_purple
3 years 9 months ago

And suddenly the number of teams willing to sign him has increased…

chico65
3 years 9 months ago

“Since then, something convinced the 34-year-old right fielder, ranked ninth on MLBTR’s top 50 free agents list, to switch to Lozano”

A conscience perhaps?

3 years 9 months ago

Orioles should be all over Beltran now! I am for it!

3 years 9 months ago

Yeah with Beltran in the fold you’d have to think the Orioles would be favorites to win the AL East.

3 years 9 months ago

That’s exactly what I was thinking! How did you know?

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

I actually believe that is exactly what this is about. There is no other explanation. 

3 years 9 months ago

Indicates he wants to stay with San Francisco 

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 9 months ago

Or he doesn’t want to scare other teams away. If he wanted to stay with SF he could just go over him but the fact that he’s a Boras client takes a lot of teams out of the mix. I don’t doubt that’s the reason, I’m just saying it’s probably not the only reason.

He could just be dissatisfied with Boras.

silverslugger
3 years 9 months ago

yeah, i mean, seriously, 119M is not much, is it?

John Bowman
3 years 9 months ago

“Or he doesn’t want to scare other teams away.”
 
How many teams don’t have a Boras client?

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 9 months ago

I’m just listing reasons, not saying that’s the only one. No doubt it expands his market a little bit. Doesn’t mean he’s going to get any less money by hiring someone other than Boras.

… and how many average/middle market teams have a Scott Boras client they’ve signed as a free agent?

The main reason, I think, is just that he isn’t satisfied with Boras and wanted to move on.

Christopher David
3 years 9 months ago

Yeah, I think this means he’ll stay in SF.

3 years 9 months ago

maybe

55saveslives
3 years 9 months ago

Sabean CALL HIM NOW!!

3 years 9 months ago

Wow wonder if the rumor that Boras’ asking price for Beltran made the Yankees decide to keep Swisher is true.  Firing Boras shortly after this rumor is leaked leads me to believe that it is.

04Forever
3 years 9 months ago

He is a lock for Boston now I think

Ethanator99
3 years 9 months ago

Lozano is becoming a Big-name Agent.

3 years 9 months ago

Nooooooo kidding. 

He is going to be making some major bank this offseason

Ethanator99
3 years 9 months ago

Joey Votto is one of his clients too.

East Coast Bias
3 years 9 months ago

burn!

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

Boras has a strict no return policy on soul’s, so I don’t see the point of switching now. 

3 years 9 months ago

Scared of possibly getting the Johnny Damon treatment?

Rootdown
3 years 9 months ago

Not sure why Boras gets a bad wrap just for being the best in his business.  He’s the Albert Pujols of agents.

3 years 9 months ago

Because the typical fan likes to be holier than thou and rant about how they’d play the game for free.  How many agents are well liked people in general?  Why would you expect the one who gets the most money, is egotistical, and often makes absurd comp’s to be anything but loathed?  Are you surprised IRS workers aren’t as popular as firemen? It is what it is, no kids are asking for Scott Boras autographed pictures for Christmas.

johnsilver
3 years 9 months ago

More like something that resides on the 9th layer of a place bad people end up at.

blackandorangepride
3 years 9 months ago

Increases the likelihood of him staying in San Francisco at a lower price

55saveslives
3 years 9 months ago

Just realized, he is also Brian Wilson’s agent and used to work at agency where Timmy, J.T. Snow and Bonds was were.  AND has Jimmy Rollins.

Hmmmmm….

start_wearing_purple
start_wearing_purple
3 years 9 months ago

That argument would work better if Boras wasn’t the agent of a certain pitcher who signed the largest deal the Giants gave out.

baybombers
3 years 9 months ago

So your saying that jimmy is gonna be wearing orange and………  that could help

55saveslives
3 years 9 months ago

If we have Beltran and Rollins! I like our chances!

Rollins SS
Sanchez 2B
Beltran RF
Sandoval 3B
Posey C
Schierholtz CF
Huff 1B
Belt LF

bigbird24
3 years 9 months ago

Rollins = Washed up and coming up on Tejada territory.  Tejada’s 2010 was nearly the same except SB’s and Rollins gets hurt too often.  Let BCraw play

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 9 months ago

Rollins isn’t washed up. He’s not the MVP level player he was in 2007 and he never really was.

I think he’d be a disaster in AT&T, but he’s not washed up. He still has an above average bat at short stop and unlike Tejada, he plays excellent defense.

3 years 9 months ago

I’d love to see the guy win a ring somewhere.  He deserves it and was very under appreciated by a ton of Met fans.  

bjsguess
3 years 9 months ago

Ouch … that’s going set Boras back a few bucks. Not that he needs them.

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

The price of Prince Fielder just went up!

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

Scott Boras probably represents Dan Lozano

East Coast Bias
3 years 9 months ago

hahaaha greatest comment in this thread!

3 years 9 months ago

A lot of other team will be in on Beltran on (with Boras out the picture). You can bet the Phillies, Giants, Braves, Mets, Orioles, Marlins, Red Sox, and Mariners will be calling. Maybe even the Yankees (for a DH) and DiamondBacks (raising payroll after making the playoffs).

3 years 9 months ago

A lot of other team will be in on Beltran on (with Boras out the picture). You can bet the Phillies, Giants, Braves, Mets, Orioles, Marlins, Red Sox, and Mariners will be calling. Maybe even the Yankees (for a DH) and DiamondBacks (raising payroll after making the playoffs).

3 years 9 months ago

Looks like Boras as some competition for the big name guys now. Lozano has his nice little roster too.

woadude
3 years 9 months ago

Boras received the phone call he lost a big client and he flipped out until he heard it was Beltran, he then went back to his lair and told his secretary not to bother him unless something really important came up as he is getting ready for Prince Fielder and all of his comparisons to Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, etc.

3 years 9 months ago

C’mon, does this really influence his destination?  He’s headed towards the best contract where he likes the odds of winning.  I’d like to see Beltran back in a Giants uniform (especially since Wheeler was dealt), but I’d have to believe the Red Sox are a serious threat to swipe him as predicted on this site. 

candlestick22
3 years 9 months ago

I agree. I’d also like to see him back, but don’t think this move makes it any more likely. If anything, I think he probably wanted to go to the Yankees, and when Boras couldn’t make it happen and NY picked up the option on Swisher, Beltran was upset with how it went down and made the switch.

optionn
3 years 9 months ago

I don’t get the attraction of Beltran.  I know he is a good name with a good track record,  but he is on the downside and is an injury waiting to happen.