Scott Boras To Represent Jose Valverde

Jose Valverde said he has hired Scott Boras to represent him this offseason, John Lowe of the Detroit Free Press reports. The 34-year-old right-hander will hit free agency in a matter of weeks when his multiyear contract with the Tigers expires.

Valverde downplayed the significance of the switch, saying "people change agents all the time." Last August Valverde switched agencies, leaving Praver/Shapiro for Proformance. The Tigers exercised their 2012 option months later, delaying Valverde’s free agency by a year.

In 65 innings this year, Valverde has a 4.02 ERA with 6.6 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9. He has 31 saves and an average fastball velocity of 93.3 mph. Be sure to check out MLBTR's Agency Database for information about each MLB player's representatives.

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  1. Me 3 years ago

    Thanks for stopping by.

  2. davengmusic 3 years ago

    Right…except when you switch from one agency to Scott Boras, you pretty much wipe out a third of the bidders out there right off the bat. Good luck with that, Jose.

    • lefty177 3 years ago

      Guess he’s going to Washington or Mystery Team

  3. dc21892 3 years ago

    Hope he’s okay with signing in mid January.

  4. darrockstar 3 years ago

    He is going to need a good agent after this years yo-yo performance. Throw strikes- get paid. Throw garbage- have an era in the fours. Maybe he thinks Boras can get him back on the Tigers. Good move potato chip..good move. Have fun next year in a Red Sox Uni.

    • dc21892 3 years ago

      No thank you.

    • Karkat 3 years ago

      That’s like the one area we DON’T need help in. (both “late inning relief” and “tremendously overpaid pitching”)

      • dc21892 3 years ago

        Couldn’t agree more. I mean maybe, MAYBE if he was going to accept a one year pact. Even then I don’t think I’d want to see him with Boston.

  5. Kevin 3 years ago

    3 years 35 million. Calling it now. Doesn’t deserve it but will get it. Someone will pay late.

    • dc21892 3 years ago

      Let me put this nicely, NOPE!

    • randomkeys 3 years ago

      Heath Bell couldn’t get more than 3/27 — and Ryan Madson couldn’t get more than a one-year deal. After the season Valverde has had, I can’t imagine him getting 3/35. I wouldn’t give him more than 2/19, and that is only if I lusted after the save stat.

  6. Karkat 3 years ago

    Switching to Scott Boras is a great well to let half the teams that might come calling after you know that you aren’t worth their time.

  7. stl_cards16 3 years ago

    Valverde just turned into the best closer in the game. Just ask Boras.

    • Slopeboy 3 years ago

      That’s bit much, no? Boras does exagerate but he would most likely stop at saying he’s the second best closer in the game.

      • Trout Almonte 3 years ago

        Agreed, Boras also represents Soriano and Madson.

        • $6592481 3 years ago

          I wonder if players ever worry about their agent representing other players that are clearly better at their position.

  8. If Valverde had had a great year, I could see this as a good move. However, I can’t see this working out for Valverde.

  9. I’ll be interested to see how Ryan Madsen–if his health looks good–will affect Valverde’s market. They’re both Boras guys who’ll be seeking big money in their early/mid-thirties. Valverde isn’t really that great, but will ask to be paid like he is, because he usually finds his way to good surface numbers. Madsen probably *is* really good, but will have obvious health concerns. I’m betting several teams that look at one will be looking at the other.

  10. Steve Corbett 3 years ago

    He’ll get Papelbon money and possibly beyond with Boras.

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