Quiet Offseason About To Pick Up For Boras Corp.

No offseason is truly quiet at the Boras Corporation, which usually represents a top free agent or two and always prepares for arbitration cases and extensions. But to this point, the 2011-12 offseason has been relatively slow for the Newport Beach-based agency — at least in terms of actual deals. As MLBTR's Transaction Tracker shows, the Boras Corp. has found modest two-year contracts for Bruce Chen and Willie Bloomquist and one-year deals for Andrew Brackman and Gerald Laird.

It won’t be quiet for much longer. Four of the top five remaining free agents on MLBTR’s top 50 listPrince Fielder (2), Edwin Jackson (6), Ryan Madson (14) and Carlos Pena (16) — are Boras clients. In total, five of the 17 unsigned free agents from MLBTR’s top 50 list are Boras clients, including the top three. Johnny Damon (39), and unranked free agents such as Ivan Rodriguez, Andruw Jones, J.D. Drew, Magglio Ordonez, Ryan Spilborghs, Jason Varitek, Rick Ankiel, Mike Gonzalez and Kevin Millwood join Fielder, Jackson, Madson and Pena on Boras’ list of unsigned clients.

The Boras Corp. hasn’t brokered a deal in recent weeks, but Boras has grabbed headlines on MLBTR and elsewhere by invoking names such as Bonds, Foxx and Gehrig while discussing Fielder and comparing Jackson to Yu Darvish. Though we can debate the validity of the comparisons, there’s no denying Boras now represents the best hitter available, the best starter available, the best closer available and a host of complementary players. Boras has waited the market out for this long, but with Spring Training in the not-so-distant future, it seems inevitable that the quiet offseason will soon pick up and many of Boras’ clients will agree to deals by the end of January.

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29 Comments on "Quiet Offseason About To Pick Up For Boras Corp."

3 years 6 months ago

It would be funny if Boras failed to find signers for his top clients and they held a joint press conference to fire him. Yeah…won’t happen…but

3 years 6 months ago

Good luck teams. Be prepared to wayy overpay if you sign any of these guys.

3 years 6 months ago

Scott Boras’ morning ritual

I live in the American Gardens Building on West 81st Street on the 11th
floor. My name is Scott Boras. I’m 47 years old. I believe in taking
care of myself, and a balanced diet and a rigorous exercise routine. In
the morning, if my face is a little puffy, I’ll put on an ice pack
while doing my stomach crunches. I can do a thousand now. After I remove
the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a
water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the
face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial masque
which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I
always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because
alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer,
then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective
lotion. There is an idea of a Scott Boras. Some kind of abstraction.
But there is no real me. Only an entity. Something illusory. And though
I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh
gripping yours, and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably
comparable, I simply am not there.

3 years 6 months ago

You know a little too much on all of this facial stuff and releaving puffiness.

3 years 6 months ago

Madison, for one, is in a tough spot. With the BoSox out of the running for a closer, i think Madison will have no choice but to sign a 1 year deal and wait for the next year hoping that the market will be better then this year. I can’t see a team paying a premium for his services on a multi-years deal…

3 years 6 months ago


3 years 6 months ago

I think the 4/$44m offer from the Philly’s didnt’ happen and was just a leak by borASS….it pissed them off so much they immediately sign Pap….I can see Madson signing a 3/$24m-$28m contract….

for what ever reason I’m not allowed to sign in via Yahoo b/c some “conflict”
Scott Shu = Shu13

3 years 6 months ago

I’d guess a one year deal to be the closer somewhere and re-enter FA next off season.  The market for closer may be totally different next year…

3 years 6 months ago

it’s going to be very quiet for Fielder if they don’t come down to reality and realize that no team out there is able to pay what they’re asking that needs Fielder, it’s like paying $100 for a pair of shoes you don’t need, either you can’t afford them yet you pay for them anyway even though they’re superly over priced or you have tons of extra money lying around that you don’t care they’re overpriced but you already have a dozen pair of shoes and no space in your closet for another pair. hopefully no team will be willing to pay for something they truly can’t afford whether they need him or not, they should force him to lower his expectations, lower his asking price before they sign him. this whole overpricing thing is ruining baseball, look what they did with albert…