Casey Close To Represent Dexter Fowler

Dexter Fowler switched agents three weeks ago and is now represented by Casey Close of Excel Sports Management, instead of the Boras Corporation, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports. The 26-year-old center fielder spoke highly of Scott Boras, but said Close made more sense for him at this point in his career. With more than a month remaining in the season, he’s not thinking about extension talks just yet.

"I like it here, but it's not something on my mind," he told Renck.

The Rockies are expected to offer Fowler an extension this winter when he will be arbitration eligible for the second of four times, Renck reports. The team expects Fowler to be more receptive to a long-term contract now that he’s no longer represented by Boras, who has a reputation for taking player to free agency. The Rockies’ model for deals involving arbitration eligible players involves guaranteeing salaries for a number of years and obtaining a club option or two on free agent seasons in return, Renck writes.

Fowler is under team control through 2015. He has a .305/.390/.496 batting line with 12 home runs in 439 plate appearances so far in 2012. MLBTR's Agency Database offers complete player representation data, including a list of Close's clients.

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4 Comments on "Casey Close To Represent Dexter Fowler"

3 years 5 days ago

Funny.. Good for the Rockies also.

Rockies had tried to negotiate, Boras didn’t want to and Fowler unloads Boras.. problem solved.

Odd more under 6 years of ST players do not go that route who profess to say that they want to remain with a team and have Boras as an *agent*. Just removing the obstacle is a sure way to get what the player and team supposedly want.

I will be so glad when Boras is out of the game period. he is worse than Selig by far.

3 years 5 days ago

If players want to stay they can tell Boras to negotiate. Jered Weaver was able to sign a below average deal to stay in LA despite Boras advice. Boras just knows that leverage and higher dollars come from when a player is a free agent. He gets a lot of scorn but he is only looking for his players best interest finacially.

3 years 5 days ago

Tell that to Ryan Madson. Boras gambles with other people’s financial lives. He is proficient at his job, but don’t misunderstand when it comes to his motives.

3 years 5 days ago

All Boras clients should report directly to the Yankees and the Dodgers and leave the rest of the teams alone.