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.